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Today I will be showing you how to clean a sponge using 9 simple yet effective methods.

 

Why do dish sponges smell so bad?

The reason why most dish sponges smell so bad after time is because of three things; they have a lot of food on them, they aren’t being cleaned regularly and there is a lot of water soaked into the sponges. I will now show you the best ways to clean your dirty dish sponges.

 

 

1. Soak  it in boiling water

sponge being soaked in warm waterCleaning a sponge with boiling water is one of the best ways to remove bacteria from it. To clean your sponge with boiling water, you just need to fill up a pot with 3 cups of water and let it boil. Then place the sponge inside of the boiling water and let it sit there for 4-5 minutes. After that let the pot cool down and take out the sponge and squeeze the excess water out of it.

 

 

2. Clean it with vinegar

dish sponge being soaked in vinegarThe best vinegar to use when cleaning a sponge is one that is for cleaning and not for cooking/eating. Before you clean your sponge, make sure to rinse it under running water so that they are no food particles left on it. After rinsing it you should place it into a small bowl filled with 2-3 cups of vinegar and let it soak for 10-30 minutes. After letting it soak take out the sponge and rinse it using dish soap and water.

 

 

3. Throw it in the washer

This is probably the easiest method in this article. All you have to do is just place the sponge inside of the washer and use your favorite laundry detergents (make sure to select the warm water option). After washing it, you should know to place it inside the dryer so that the heat can kill the remaining bacteria.

 

 

4. Place it in the microwave

Sponge inside of a microwaveThis is one of the most popular ways to clean a sponge and it’s for a good reason. A lot of kitchen sponges are filled with a good amount of bacteria and germs and one of the best ways to kill germs and bacteria is to expose them to high temperatures of heat. Do you know what else produces a lot of heat? Your microwave!

To clean your sponge using a microwave, what you need to do is rinse the sponge so that there aren’t any food particles on it, then place it inside the microwave for one minute. Remember to keep an eye on the sponge as it can catch on fire.

 

 

Does microwave kill sponge mold?

The simple answer to this is yes because a microwave produces a lot of heat and which isn’t great for mold, germs, and bacteria but I would suggest that you shouldn’t use a sponge that had any type of mold on it, it’s always best to get a new one.

 

 

5. Clean the sponge in the dishwasher

Using a microwave to clean a sponge is great but using a dishwasher can be better because it won’t only heat it but it will clean it as well. Before you place your sponge in the dishwasher you have to rinse it first so that there won’t be any solid particles on it. When cleaning your sponge using a dishwasher make sure to place it on the top rack and choose the “heated dry” option, it might be different for you.

 

Will the dishwasher kill the mold on sponges

A dishwasher will kill any type of bacteria that’s on your sponges including mold. I still don’t recommend anyone to use a sponge that had mold on it because mold can cause some health issues so it’s best to get a new sponge.

 

 

6. Disinfect it with bleach

Bleach is great at cleaning a lot of things. So using it to clean your sponges isn’t a bad idea. Some people usually avoid bleach because the odor is too strong and harsh but all you have to do is wear a face covering, dilute it in water and wear gloves so that it doesn’t irritate your skin (it only does this to people with really sensitive skin).

To clean your sponge with bleach your first need to pour 1 cup of bleach into a bowl and add 3 cups of water into it. Now place the sponge into the bowl and let it sit there for 5 minutes. After that just rinse it with warm water.

 

 

7. Soak in Fabuloso Disinfectant

This is very simple, all you have to do is soak the sponge in a bowl filled with fabuloso disinfectant for 10-20 minutes, then take it out and squeeze the excess liquid out of it. Doing this will make the sponge clean and smell way better than before.

 

 

8. Clean it with rubbing alcohol

Rinse the sponge so that there are no food particles on it and pour 1 cup of rubbing alcohol onto it. Let the sponge soak up the rubbing alcohol for 20 minutes, then squeeze it out and rinse it using warm water.

 

 

9. Soak it in hydrogen peroxide

Get a small dish and pour 2 cups worth of hydrogen peroxide into it. Then place the sponge into the dish. The sponge will start to foam which means the method is working. Let it sit in the bowl for 5 minutes, then take it and rinse it under running warm water.

 

 

How to keep dish sponge from smelling

Most times the dish sponge usually starts to smell after a while. There are many reasons for it to smell, it could be that there is a lot of small food particles stuck on them, the other reason could be that there is a lot of water inside the sponge. To keep your sponge from smelling make sure to clean it every week, and also make sure to rinse it and squeeze all the excess water out of it after you use it.

 

 

When is the best time to get rid of a sponge?

The best time to get rid of a cleaning sponge and get a new one is when mold starts to grow on it and also if you’ve had it for over 5 months.

 

 

If you are a teacher or someone who just likes to write things down, you most likely have a whiteboard to use. Whiteboards are great for writing things down but one of the problems with them is that they tend to get dirty very easily. This can be caused by the constant erasing which will leave smudges, dust build-up, etc. Sometimes it’s not the fact that the board is dirty but sometimes permanent marker streaks are on it and it can be hard to remove them. In this article, I will show you how to clean a whiteboard.

 

 

How to clean a whiteboard using these six methods

 

 

Use rubbing alcohol

cleaning whiteboard using a cloth soaked with rubbing alcoholRubbing alcohol is a great way to clean your whiteboard if your dry eraser isn’t doing a good job. To clean your whiteboard with rubbing alcohol, the first thing you should do is pour some of it into a spray bottle. Now spray the rubbing alcohol onto the whiteboard and use a clean microfiber cloth or paper towel to clean the board.

 

If your board isn’t dirty but you want to eraser the marker writing from it but you don’t have any dry eraser; you can still use this method.

 

 

Clean it with vinegar

When cleaning your whiteboard with vinegar you have to make sure you mix the vinegar with water first. After doing that dip a clean sponge into the solution and use it to wipe away any marker streaks and dirt that’s on the board.

 

 

Use magic eraser

cleaning a whiteboard using a magic eraser spongeIf your dry eraser is smudging your whiteboard then it’s time to either clean it or get a new eraser. If you are planning to get a new eraser then you should get a box of magic erasers. These are way better than regular dry erasers because they won’t leave any smudges and streaks on your whiteboard. When cleaning your whiteboard with a magic eraser make sure to soak it in rubbing alcohol (squeeze the excess liquid out of the magic eraser sponge) and use it to wipe everywhere on the board. Doing this will make your whiteboard look very clean and brand new.

 

 

Clean it with hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is mostly known to clean wounds, but it is also good at cleaning different things as well including whiteboards. So if you tried the previous methods and they didn’t work, you should try this one.

 

 

Use wd-40

cleaning whiteboard using wd-40Wd-40 is a great household product because it has so many uses. If you are interested in some of its other uses, you should check this out. To clean your whiteboard with Wd-40, all you have to do is spray the board with the wd-40 and use a piece of paper towel to clean away every marker streak and smudge that’s on it.

 

 

Clean the whiteboard with nail polish remover

For this method, it is best to use a nonacetone nail polish remover. Just pour a little nail polish remover onto a sponge and clean the whiteboard with it. Then use a dry cloth to dry the board. You can repeat this until the whiteboard has no permanent marker streaks, smudges, or dirt on it.

 

 

How to prevent whiteboards from getting dirty

I will now show you two ways to prevent your whiteboard from getting dirty all the time.

 

 

Clean it with a damp cloth daily

The reason why you want to clean your whiteboard with a damp cloth daily is to prevent any permanent smudge streaks and also to prevent dust and dirt build-up. When cleaning a whiteboard make sure to always use a microfiber cloth.

 

 

Clean or get new erasers

Most times it’s the erasers that are leaving the smudge marks on the whiteboard. So to prevent this from happening it’s best to either clean them or get new ones. Personally, I like to buy multiple of them so that when one starts to cause a mess I can switch it with a cleaner one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is the outside of your windshield clean but the inside is dirty? If so then this is the right article for you because today I will show you how to clean the inside of your windshield using 3 simple yet effective methods.

 

 

Can you use Windex on car windows?

The answer to this is yes but some people say that using Windex on tinted windows can cause damage. While there is no evidence of this it is still best not to use Windex on tinted windows especially third-party ones. Windex is also known to leave streaks while cleaning, so before you use it on your windshield and windows, do quick research to see if it is safe to use on them.

 

 

Things you’ll need to clean car windshields inside

When cleaning your windsheilds you have to make sure you have the right things so you don’t cause things such as streaks and damages while cleaning. So here are the things you’ll need to clean inside of your car windshield:

  • Microfiber cloth
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Glass cleaner
  • vinegar

 

 

How to clean car windshield from inside: Steps

I will now show you three different ways to clean your windshield.

 

Rubbing alcohol

  • Get a bottle of rubbing alcohol and attach a spray nozzle onto it and also get a clean microfiber cloth.
  • Spray the rubbing alcohol onto the windshield from the inside.
  • Use the microfiber cloth to wipe the windshield.
  • Keep doing this until the windshield is clear again.

Now you have your own car screen cleaner spray.

 

 

Glass cleaner

  • Spray Windex on your car windshield from inside
  • Use a microfiber cloth to clean it.
  • If there are streaks on your car windshield then run warm water on the microfiber cloth and squeeze the excess moisture out of it.
  • Use it to clean away the windshield streaks.

 

 

Vinegar

  • Mix together 1 and a half cups of white vinegar and 2 cups of warm water into a spray bottle.
  • Spray the solution onto the windshield.
  • Use a microfiber cloth to clean it.

 

 

I hope this article showed you how to clean the inside of your windshield properly.

 

 

 

In this article, I will show you how to get rid of ground moles with dawn dish soap.

 

Why are moles in your yard?

The main reason why moles are in your yard is because of food. Moles feed on earthworms, insects, and grubs. So if there aren’t any of these things in your yard you most likely don’t have to worry about moles. The bad thing is most yards have a lot of these things.

 

 

How does dawn dish soap get rid of moles?

In order to make the dawn dish soap repels moles, you have to mix it with castor oil as well. Moles hate the smell of castor oil and the dawn dish soap and castor oil mixture will cause their skin to itch when they make contact with it.

 

 

Getting rid of ground moles with dawn dish soap

Moles usually like to mess up lawns and gardens. This is because they usually destroy the grassroots in your lawn and this will cause it to have a dried-up, old look.

While moles might be somewhat annoying to deal with, they aren’t all that bad. They still have a purpose and it is to get rid of the insects in your yard. Most of the insects they are getting rid of would’ve eventually damage your garden. They also help to create the soil.

When getting rid of moles I like to use the nonlethal method. This method involves using dawn dish soap and castor oil. These two products create the best mole repellant.

 

 

What is castor oil?

Castor oil is a vegetable oil that is made from beans. It is usually yellow or colorless and it is mostly used to relieve temporary constipation and to stimulate digestion. It has more uses but those are its main ones. You can find it at your local drug store.

Mole repellant ingredients:

  • Castor oil
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Heat the water in a kettle or pot
  2. Pour around 5 oz of castor oil and the warm water in a jar
  3. Then add 3 tbsp of dawn dish soap into the jar as well.
  4. Shake the mixture and pour it into a garden sprayer.

Directions

Use the garden sprayer to spray the lawn with the mixture. Make sure to spray the molehills as well. Doing this will discourage the moles from wanting to be in your yard because they hate the smell of castor oil and dish soap. If you see any moles pour or spray the mixture directly onto them. Make sure not to pour too much because they might drown.

 

This was a simple yet effective way of getting rid of moles without harming them. I will now be answering some frequently asked questions related to moles in yards.

 

 

Can cats get rid of ground moles?

Most cats can get rid of ground moles with ease, but I do not recommend getting a cat for the sole purpose of this only. This is because, maybe your cat won’t catch the moles, and not only that, they are pets and they require a lot of care. Another reason why you shouldn’t get cats to catch ground moles is that they will kill them. This is bad because cats usually hide the things they kill so you’ll have a hard time finding where the foul smell is coming from.

 

 

Can mothballs get rid of moles in your yard?

It is said that mothballs are supposed to repel moles away, and all you have to do is place the mothballs in the holes/tunnels where the mole is. I personally don’t use mothballs as they are very toxic not only to animals such as dogs and cats but to humans as well.

 

 

Can you keep moles away with coffee grounds?

While most rodents hate the smell of ground coffee, it still might not be enough to repel moles. This does not mean it isn’t worth a try. When doing this all you have to do is sprinkle the coffee ground all over your lawn or at the mole tunnel entrance.

 

 

Will Borax get rid of moles?

The answer to this is yes. While it is more effective to try the dawn dish soap and castor oil method this one still works if the infestation is mild. To get rid of moles with borax, the first thing you need to do I mix warm water and borax together and pour the mixture into the tunnels and holes in your yard. The smell of the borax will keep away the moles.

 

 

How much does yard mole removal cost?

The prices may vary depending on where you live, the amount of moles you have in your yard, etc, but the average price to exterminate moles is around $250.

 

 

 

Conclusion

I hope this article showed you how to get rid of moles with dawn soap. If you are interested in other ways you can use dawn dish soap then click here.

 

In this article, I will show you how to clean a microwave using some simple hacks/ methods.

 

How to clean inside of a microwave

Most times when we use our microwaves the insides tend to get dirty a lot. This is because it is the only part that gets exposed to food a lot. When the interior of the microwave gets dirty this can cause a lot of issues. Not only will it look nasty but the smell can be terrible as well. Most times when a microwave has a foul odor anything you put inside and heat up will have that same odor as well and you don’t want that to happen. So it’s best if you cleaned inside of your microwave with these simple hacks/methods.

 

 

Clean with vinegar

cleaning inside of a microwave with a vinegar soaked clothVinegar is a safe and useful product to use when cleaning, deodorizing, and removing stains. It can also be used as a bleach alternative at times, except that it’s way less harsh. Now in this case we are going to use vinegar to clean the inside of your microwave. Doing this will not only clean the microwave but will also make it smell way better as well.

To clean your microwave with vinegar you need to do the following:

  • Get a measuring cup and fill it with 2 cups of vinegar and 2 cups of warm water.
  • Then place it in the microwave and turn it on for 4-5 minutes. After doing this do not open the door for another 12 minutes because you need the microwave to get steamy.
  • Now use a clean damp cleaning cloth or dry paper towel to wipe down inside of the microwave. Make sure to wipe everywhere but avoid the vents as you don’t want any liquid to go in them.

 

Another method you can do is  to:

  • Get a spray bottle and fill it halfway up with warm water and mix it with 3 cups of vinegar and 1 drop of your favorite essential oil (preferably a citrus one).
  • Then get a bowl and fill it with warm water.
  • Now spray inside of the microwave with the mixture. Make sure to pray everywhere except for the vents and any other holes.
  • Then place the bowl of water inside the microwave and turn it on for 6 minutes. After doing this do not open the microwave until the inside of it is really steamy. The longer you let the steam is in the microwave the easier it will be to clean.
  • After that use a clean cloth or paper towel to wipe down inside of the microwave.

 

 

Clean with dish soap

When using dish soap to clean anything I usually use dawn dish soap. This is because dawn dish soap is one of the best dishwashing liquids that have multiple purposes. Not only is it good at degreasing but it can also be used to remove burnt-on stains as well.

Here are the steps needed to clean inside of your microwave with dish soap:

  • Get a damp cleaning sponge or cloth and squeeze a few drops of dawn dish soap onto it.
  • THen clean inside of the microwave with the cloth or sponge. Make sure to remove all the food stains that were in it.
  • After that make sure to clean the turntable in it as well.
  • Scrub from top to bottom but avoid wiping the vents as the liquid from the sponge or cloth will affect some things inside of it.
  • Now use another wet cloth to wipe away the soap from inside of the microwave.

Another method you can use is the hand-off method. This method will show you how to clean your microwave with dish soap without scrubbing.

 

To clean your microwave with dish soap without scrubbing you need to:

  • Get a bowl filled with warm water and add 2-3 tbsp of dish soap into it.
  • Place it inside the microwave and turn it on for 6 minutes.
  • After that wait, another 10 minutes then use a clean sudsy cloth to wipe inside of the microwave. You don’t even have to scrub because the steam made it easier for most of the stains to be removed.
  • After removing all the stains Use another dry cloth or paper towel to wipe away the soap sud that’s inside of the microwave.

 

I will now show you another simple method you can use, which is the spray method:

  • The first thing you need to do is get a spray bottle and fill it halfway up with warm water.
  • Then add 2-3 tbsp of dish soap into it. Then shake it up.
  • Now turn on the microwave for 4 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes spray the microwave with the dish soap and water. Make sure to spray directly onto the stains so that they will be easier to remove. Also, be sure to spray everywhere in the microwave except for the vents.
  • After spraying everywhere wait 3 minutes for the dish soap and water to soak through the food stains.
  • Then use a sponge to clean the inside of the microwave.
  • Then use a damp cloth to wipe away the soap.

 

After doing this the inside of your microwave should be way cleaner than before

 

 

Make your own oven/microwave cleaner

Making a microwave purpose cleaner is very easy and not only that but it’s also effective as well.

To make your own oven/microwave cleaner just do the following:

  • Get a bowl or a small container and mix together 2 tbsp of dish soap, 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of Fabuloso disinfectant, and 3 cups of warm water.
  • Now pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
  • Spray the mixture inside the microwave.
  • Then wait a couple of minutes to let the mixture soak through the stains.
  • After that just use a damp cloth to scrub everywhere inside of the microwave

 

 

Clean with lemons.

dish with lemons being placed inside of a microwaveThis may come as a surprise but lemons are great for cleaning microwaves. This is why for a method I mentioned previously I stated that if you are going to use essential oils is best to use citrus-scented ones. There are three methods you can use when using lemons to clean your microwave.

I will now show you how to clean your microwave with lemons.

 

Method #1

  • Take a lemon and cut it into small slices.
  • Place the slices inside of a dish filled with water
  • Now put the dish with the lemon slices inside of the microwave.
  • Now turn on the microwave for 5 minutes.
  • After that use a clean cloth to wipe inside the microwave.

 

Method #2 lemon spray

  • You can either buy the multi-purpose lemon spray or make your own.
  • Spray the lemon spray in the microwave.
  • Then use a clean cloth to wipe down the microwave.
  • After that use another wet cloth to wipe inside the microwave again.

 

Method #3 lemon and baking soda

  • Get a bowl and add 2 cups of baking soda to it
  • Then squeeze lemons onto the baking soda until it gets thick.
  • Now dip a sponge into the baking soda and use it to clean inside of the microwave.
  • Then use a wet cloth to wipe away the baking soda and lemon residue.

If you want to know some more ways you can use lemons to clean then click here.

 

 

Remove the turntable and clean it

  • Remove the turntable and wash it with dish soap and warm water
  • After washing it, wipe it with a dry cloth.
  • Now place it back inside the microwave.

 

 

Clean with Lysol disinfectant spray

spraying lsyol disinfectant spray inside of a microwave

  • Spray everywhere inside of your microwave with Lysol disinfectant spray.
  • Then use a paper towel to clean inside the microwave

This is a great way to remove any stain from your microwave.

 

 

Clean with Glass cleaner

spraying glass cleaner inside of a microwave

  • Spray the inside of the microwave with Windex glass cleaner (you can use any glass cleaner you want but Windex works the best). Make sure to spray the baked-on food spills as well.
  • Then get a bowl and pour around 1 and a half-cup of glass cleaner into it.
  • Place the bowl inside the microwave and turn it on for 3 minutes.
  • Then wait another 3 minutes to remove the bowl. After removing the bowl use a sponge to clean inside of the microwave.

 

 

How to clean microwave doors

Sometimes microwave doors have a lot of grease and smudges on them. I will now show you a couple of ways to remove them.

  1. Clean the edges of the door with baking soda and a soft damp sponge. Doing this will remove the dirt and grime that was on the microwave door.
  2. If the window is greasy then spray it with Windex and use a paper towel to wipe away the grease and fingerprint smudges from it.
  3. You can also spray vinegar onto the door and wipe it down. Vinegar is known to clean glass and other clear things really well.

 

 

How to deodorize microwave (burnt odors etc)

 

Place baking soda inside of it

Get a bowl and add 3 cups of baking soda into it. Then place the bowl inside of the microwave. Let the bowl sit in the microwave for 1 hour or more. The baking soda will absorb the bad odors that were in the microwave.

 

 

Spray it with vinegar

Spray inside of the microwave with vinegar, then shut it close for 2-3 hours. After doing that make sure to wipe away the vinegar using a damp cloth. Vinegar is known for deodorizing areas so your microwave won’t be smelling like burnt food anymore.

 

 

Use an odor removing gel

If your microwave smells like burnt food, then it’s probably a good idea to use an odor removing gel. Just place the gel inside of the microwave until you are ready to use it again.

 

 

Use fabuloso disinfectant

Pour some Fabuloso disinfectant on a damp cloth and wipe it down inside of the microwave. Then open the microwave door so that the bad odor that was in it can leave.

 

 

When should you clean a microwave?

It’s always best to clean your microwave at least once every two weeks. If food is often spilled in it then you should clean it every week. The reason why you want to clean it very often is that it will start to smell again if you don’t.

 

 

How to keep microwave clean

I will now show you 2 ways to keep your microwave clean.

 

 

Cover your food or place it on something

Sometimes foods can pop when they’re in the microwave and this can cause spills. Oftentimes these spills are usually easy to clean but if you let them sit in the microwave for too long then it will be harder. Not only that but the more food stains you have in the microwave, the worse it smells.

To avoid this all you have to do is cover the foods you are heating up, especially any liquid food.

 

 

Always clean away any mess that happened while using it

As I mentioned above, if you don’t clean the mess that happens while using the microwave the food stains will cause it to have a bad smell. To avoid this all you have to do is clean up the food spills as soon you are finished using the microwave.

 

 

 

In this article, I will show you some ways how to get rid of water bugs. I will show you how to prevent them from showing up and also how to exterminate them.

 

 

What are water bugs?

Several cockroach species are known as waterbugs, but the true water bug is an aquatic insect classified under the order Hemiptera. Bugs that live in water include water boatmen and water scorpions. Water bugs are also members of the Gerridae family, which includes pond skaters, water striders, and water spiders. To remain afloat, they use surface tension instead of paddles.

 

 

Step 1- Study their movements

By this I mean before you try to eliminate them, you should try to observe them first. Study their behavior and where they usually hide. Since most waterbugs usually come from outside you will probably need to look for their nest and any entry point that they might use. These entry points are usually located at your windows, cracks, pipes, and doors. After studying their behavior you can know move on to the next step.

 

If you cannot find a nest during the day, go into a dark newly-lit room at night. This will allow the bugs time to become active. You should turn on the lights in all the rooms you suspect they are living in. They will probably shatter if they’re present. Pay attention to where they go, and focus your eradication efforts there.

 

 

Step 2- Know your pesticides

Now since you know where they hide it is now time to eliminate them. But before I can get into that, I need to let you know that there are two types of pesticides you can use, these are natural and synthetic.

 

 

Natural pesticides

These usually include vinegar, sugar (brown), borax, baking soda, and some essential oils. While these pesticides are great because they can be made from simple household items and they aren’t as toxic as other pesticides, most people say that they aren’t as effective as synthetic pesticides.

 

 

Synthetic Pesticides

These pesticides are usually the ones you buy. Most of these pesticides don’t require any form of mixing to be effective which makes them somewhat simpler to use. However, while they might not require any additional work they are still way more toxic than natural pesticides. This may sound like a good thing which in a way it kinda is because they might be more effective than natural pesticides, however, they are toxic to humans as well, and not only that but they cost a good amount of money too. So if you are going to use synthetic pesticides make sure you wear a face mask and other protective covering depending on what type of pesticide you are using.

Most synthetic pesticides can be found in the following forms:

  • Traps- Most of these act as bait. This one doesn’t have any harsh chemicals in it.
  • Gels- Using gel pesticides is great because they usually come in syringes which makes them easier to apply onto hard-to-reach areas.
  • Sprays- Pesticide sprays are probably the most common form of pesticide for the average household. This is because all you have to do is spray and not do anything else.

 

 

Step 3- Its time to eliminate the waterbugs

Now that you know the different types of pesticides it is now time to take action. I will show you how to get rid of waterbugs using the different types of pesticides starting with natural pesticides.  Making your own natural pesticide is very easy just mix baking soda, brown sugar, borax together and sprinkle the mixture where the nest is or near the entrances that the waterbugs use such as windows, cracks, pipes, etc.

 

Synthetic pesticides it is way easier to use because you don’t have to mix anything. However, you do need to wear a face mask and protective coverings (if you are using a spray). Personally, I would use all the synthetic pesticides such as gel, sprays, and traps but not a lot of people can afford to use all of them so if I had to choose the best one, I would probably say the spray. This is because I’ve used it so many times a long time ago and it worked the best for me. To use the pesticide spray to prevent waterbugs all you have to do is spray the bugs individually, spray the nest, and the entrances as well (cracks in walls, pipes, windows, doors, etc.)

 

If you are using a trap then place it near the nest or entrances where the waterbugs usually hide and place food onto it. Doing this will draw the bugs to the trap and they will get stuck and can’t move. If you are using the gel then do the same thing minus the food.

 

 

Step 4- GET PROFESSIONAL HELP

If the previous step didn’t work then you should probably get professionals to help. While pest control services may be expensive, they are usually very effective. This means you won’t have to call them again after they get rid of the water bugs in your home.

 

 

How to prevent water bugs

After exterminating the waterbugs, you should follow these steps so that you won’t have to deal with them again.

  • Seal every food item in your cupboards, and cracks/wholes in your home.
  • Make sure to empty your bins at least once a week and remove garbage daily (from bins).
  • Fix any leaks you have. Most leaks usually occur at pipes under the cabinets.
  • Remove crumbs and other food particles by vacuuming your kitchen and the rest of your house very often.

 

Faqs

 

How to lure water bugs out of hiding?

There are a couple of ways in which you can lure water bugs out of hiding. Most waterbugs are drawn to food and dark unpopulated areas. So if you place food (something sweet) on the ground and turn off the lights after some time the water bugs will come out of hiding to eat the food.

 

What are water bugs attracted to?

Water bugs are attracted to food, dark areas, and wet places as well. So they will most likely be in your kitchen under the sink or in your cabinets/cupboards.

 

What is the best water bug killer?

I personally would just recommend any bug spray or traps to use. Traps (bait) work the best.

 

Will bleach keep waterbugs away?

While I’m not sure how effective bleach is when it comes on to scaring away waterbugs, I do know that bugs such as cockroaches, bed bugs, and other insects usually hate the smell of bleach. So you can test it out to see if it works against water bugs.

 

If you want to know how to get rid of cockroaches as well then click here.

In this article, I showed you how to get rid of waterbugs using some simple and effective methods. I hope you found this post useful.

 

Getting rid of sand fleas isn’t really easy. This is because you have to understand their breeding grounds, buy pesticides, seal areas, etc. But don’t worry I’ll make it look easy. In this article, I will show you how to get rid of sand fleas.

 

 

Observe and understand them

If you want to get rid of sand fleas, you will first need to find out where they come from and where they usually hide. Most pests like sand fleas usually come from outside in bushes and gardens but they make their way inside when one of your pets is bitten by one. Once they make their way inside they usually hide in dark areas such as under your carpets and furniture.

 

 

Getting rid of sand fleas

While it may not be easy to get rid of sand fleas, it is still not impossible. The reason why it may seem hard to get rid of sand fleas is that you’ll have to do a lot of cleaning to get rid of them. I will know to show you what to do:

 

 

Sprinkle salt or baking soda on the carpets

 This might seem weird but salt is a great thing to use when dealing with sand fleas. The reason is that salt will dehydrate and kill them. So sprinkle salt all over your carpets and leave it there for a day.

If you don’t have any salt or you just don’t want to use it all over your carpets, then you can just use baking soda instead. Just sprinkle the baking soda all over the carpets and leave it for 1 day. This will not only kill the sand fleas but will also clean and deodorize your carpets as well.

 

 

Wash all your clothes and linen

 Wash all your used clothes and disinfect all linen covers. When disinfecting linens you have to soak them first. The best way to soak your white linens is to fill your tub (make sure it is clean) with warm water and add 2-3 cups of bleach in it, you can use vinegar instead of bleach but never mix them together;  detergent and 2 cups of fabric softener. Let them soak for 1-2 hours then place them in the washer.

 

 

Vacuum the floor

 After you sprinkled the salt or baking powder all over the carpets make sure to vacuum them. When vacuuming makes sure you get in the crevices and cracks as well. If you find any larvae make sure to get rid of them so that more sand fleas won’t attack again. Make sure to vacuum the floors properly because if you don’t, ants may become your next issue.

Here are some vacuuming hacks if you are interested.

 

 

Seal cracks and crevices

 Most times cracks and crevices are usually in walls, cabinets, etc. Doing this will make sure that the sand fleas won’t have any potential breeding grounds in your house.

 

 

Check and treat pets

Make sure to check your pets for any sand fleas. It doesn’t make sense if you went through all the previous steps just for your pets to bring back the sand fleas inside your home.

When inspecting your pets especially dogs, you have to look through their hair. Sometimes the sand fleas will be on their ears. If you see any make sure to pick them off and get rid of them (place them in a plastic bag and throw them in the trash). You can also wash your dogs with anti-flea dog shampoos. But before you do any of that it’s best to contact a vet or do more research on what you can use on your dogs.

 

 

Steam cleaning

 This is more of an optional additional step. If there are a ton of sand fleas in your home and you tried every method I listed above then it might be time to steam clean your entire house. High temperatures will kill the sand fleas and destroy their breeding grounds. The reason why this method is optional is that a steam cleaner is usually pricey.

 

 

Spray your home with pesticide 

When spraying your home with pesticides you have to make sure you are wearing a face mask. It is also best to spray the breeding grounds of the sand fleas. If you cant find the breeding grounds then you can either look for them or spray everywhere in your house with the pesticide. If you chose the latter then it’s best to open up every window and some of the doors so that the pesticide can go smell and fumes can go away.

 

 

Sprinkle boric acid in your garage

 If your garage has sand fleas inside of it, then it’s best to sprinkle some boric acid on the garage floor. This will kill the sand fleas.

 

 

How to prevent sand fleas from entering your home

 

Inspect shoes

 Most times it’s usual pets especially dogs that bring in fleas inside your home but sometimes it can be us as well. If you walk in grass or other areas where fleas usually are they will sometimes latch on to your shoes. So if you live in an area where there is a lot of grass and bushes then it’s best to inspect your shoes after wearing them.

No one likes the smell of a dead mouse in their homes. Surprisingly a lot of people experience this a lot and most times getting rid of the scent can be infuriating, but don’t worry because in this article I will show you how to get rid of the dead mouse smell that’s in your home.

 

Before I get I tell you what to do, I just wanted to say that I’m no expert in things like this, but the reason why I know about this situation is that it used to happen to me a lot. So while the methods I show you might be useful, don’t take them as professional help.

 

 

What does it smell like?

When there is a foul smell in your house you can often times tell what it is. This is the same for the smell of a deceased mouse, this smell is usually way fouler and you can smell it from almost any area in the house. There are only two things that can give a similar foul odor compared to a dead mouse and that is a  garbage bin that hasn’t been washed or emptied in a while and also rotten cabbage.

 

 

How long does the smell last?

The smell usually lasts for 1 week or more depending on the size of the mouse and the temperature of the place it was in.

 

 

How to locate the smell

Trying to find the location of the smell is probably the hardest part but a necessary step when getting rid of the smell. The first thing you should do is go into the room where the foul odor is the strongest and look for any cracks or holes in the walls. Also, check everywhere in your house if you’re having a hard time finding it in the area where the smell is strong. Be sure to check under your furniture, cabinets, cupboards, walls, etc.

 

If you still haven’t found the location of the smell then you probably need to look for sunflower-sized droppings around your home. If you see these then it probably means the mouse is nearby.

 

After finding where the smell is coming from it is now time to show you how to get rid of it.

 

 

How to get rid of dead mouse smell

If you found the area where the dead mouse is but you can’t reach it because it may be inside your walls, well I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the smell will eventually go away over time. The bad news is that the smell will get really bad before it can get better and it will take up to a couple of weeks for the foul smell to be completely gone. But don’t worry I will still show you a way to mask the scent until it hoes away.

 

To do this you can use air deodorizers, such as air fresheners, etc. But some air fresheners don’t blend well with other foul odors. You can also place ground coffee around the area where the smell is coming from. Ground coffee is great at absorbing odors and it usually smells great. You can also use activated charcoal instead of ground coffee. Other things you can use includes:

 

  • Odor removing bags
  • Air ionizer machines
  • Pet odor sprays

 

While this is a good method it still mostly relies on the masking of the scent, which can be effective but most people just want to get rid of the scent and not have to wait for weeks to do so. But if you found the body of the mouse, getting rid of the scent will be much easier and faster.

 

Option 2

The first thing you want to do is to get rid of the mouse body. But before you do so make sure to wear a disposable glove, mask, and goggles to prevent cross-contamination. After that spray the area and the rodent with bleach and water. After that just place the mouse inside a plastic bag. You can double or triple the bag to make sure that the smell won’t come out of it. Throw away the mouse in the outside trash can. Now it’s time to get rid of the mask and gloves, also make sure to wash the goggles. After removing the gloves make sure to wash your hands properly.

 

 

Cleaning the area

After disposing of the mouse you have to make sure to clean the area where it was. There are different products and items you can use to clean the area and I will show you them:

 

Make sure you are wearing gloves when cleaning

 

Vinegar– Cleaning with vinegar will not only clean the area but also deodorize it as well. So make sure to spray some vinegar over the area where the mouse was and clean it with a clean cloth.  Make sure you are wearing gloves. I also do not recommend using that cloth again so maybe it’s best to use paper towels instead.

 

Bleach– Mix bleach and water together place it in a spray bottle and spray the area where the mouse was. Then use a piece of paper towel to clean the area.

 

Disinfectant– There are a lot of disinfectant products you can use. After picking which one you are going to use pour or spray some of it on the area and use a paper towel to clean.

 

After doing this make sure to dispose of the paper towels and the gloves. Then wash your hands with soap and warm water.

 

 

Make sure to air out your home

Make sure to open up all the windows and some of the doors in your home so that fresh air can come in.

 

 

How to prevent the smell

To prevent this smell from ever happening again you need to find out why mice are entering your home in the first place. One of the reasons can be that you live in an area filled with rats like new york. Another reason can be that you have a messy home with open food all over the place. Rodents love filth and food so be sure to always keep your home clean and get rid of any food on the ground and countertop such as crumbs and make sure to cover the ones that are in your cabinet and countertops as well such as sugar, rice, chips and anything else.

 

If you want to know some interesting ways to make your home smell good then you should check this out.

Conclusion

This article showed you how to get rid of the dead mouse smell and I hoped you found it useful.

In this article, I will show you how to get rid of the mothball smell from inside your house with some simple yet effective methods.

 

 

What are mothballs?

Mothballs are small balls that are usually stored with clothing. They usually repel insects.

 

How to get rid of mothball smell

There are a lot more things that smell way worse than mothballs, but that doesn’t mean no one including myself likes it and I heard of people saying that the smell of mothballs makes their nose burn. So while it may not be the most disgusting smell, I will show you a couple of ways how to remove the smell completely from your home.

 

Removing mothball smell from clothing

While the smell of mothballs might not be the worst it is definitely noticeable especially when it’s on your clothes. No one wants to go out in public smelling like mothballs. So I am going to show you some different ways in which you can remove the mothball smell from your clothing.

 

Vinegar

This is one of the best and most successful ways you can use to remove the mothball smell from your clothes. All you have to do is to get a large bucket of water and add 3 cups of vinegar into it. THen place the affected clothes into the water and let them soak for 1-2 hours. After letting them soak take them out place them into the washing machine and add 2 cups of vinegar into it. Then wash them. After the first cycle wash them again and rinse them. After doing this the mothball smell will no longer be inside the garments.

 

Bleach

A lot of people don’t like to use bleach because it is very harsh and it can irritate not only your skin but also your eyes and nose as well. But don’t worry because I am going to show you the right way to remove the mothball smell from your clothing with bleach.

When using bleach or other products that contain bleach be sure to wear a facemask and gloves. Also, remember to only use bleach on white clothing.

 The first thing you should do is to get a bucket of water add 1 cup of bleach into it and place the garments inside of it. Let the clothes soak for 30 minutes to an hour. After that, you should take them out and rinse them.

You can also wash them in the washing machine instead. Just place them into the washer and add bleach into it. Then set the clothes to wash on a regular run cycle. After that just place them into the dryer and you’ll realize that the mothball scent is no longer on the clothes.

Even though bleach may be too harsh, it is still one of the best products to use when cleaning a lot of things.

 

Wash it with detergent

 For this, you can either do the soaking method or the washing method. For the washing method, all you have to do is place the clothes inside the washer and add a little of your favorite and best smelling detergent into it as well. Then wash the clothes. After washing them if you still smell the mothball scent on the clothes then you may have to do it again.

For the next method, you have to place all the garments that smell like mothballs into a large bucket filled with water. Then add the detergent into it and mix the water around so that it can become soapy. After that place the clothes inside the bucket and let them soak for an hour. THen place them in the washer to rinse them (only rinse).

Doing this will definitely get rid of the mothball smell from your garments.

 

Rinse them

This is a really simple method because all you have to do is place the garments inside the washer and rinse them (don’t wash, just rinse). Doing this one time may not get rid of the mothball smell so you probably have to repeat the step again until the clothes aren’t smelling like mothballs.

 

Soak them

 This is another simple yet effective method. I know that I told you different ways you can soak your clothes to remove the bad smell that they had. But this method is similar yet different. For this method you need to fill a large bucket with warm water, then add 2 cups of vinegar,1/2 cup of dish soap, detergent, and fabric softener into it, then mix everything together into the water so that it can become soapy. After doing that you should place the clothes inside of the water and allow them to soak for 3 hours. If they are all white then allow them to soak up to 5 hours. After letting them soak place them into the washer and set it to rinse. After rinsing them place them into the dryer and allow them to dry.

 

Doing this will not only get rid of the mothball smell from your clothes but it will make their way cleaner as well.

 

Fabric softener

 For this method, all you have to do is place the clothes into the washer and add a lot of fabric softener onto them. Then wash and dry them.

 

 

Removing  mothball smell from rooms and closets

If your whole room and closet have a mothball smell then maybe it’s time to fix that. The scent of mothballs isn’t a good thing to have in your closet and especially in your room because for some people the smell can be way too strong. But don’t worry I will show you how to get rid of the mothball smell from both your closet and room.

 

Remove any clothing that smells like mothballs

 Let’s say you found and removed the mothballs from both your closet and bedroom but for some reason, you still smell the scent in them. Now you might think that you need to wait a couple of days so that the smell can be completely gone but even after 2-3 days you still smell the mothballs. Well, this may be because your clothes might have absorbed the smell, especially the ones in your drawers. This shouldn’t be a big issue especially if you follow one of the methods I used earlier in this article. A quick way to remove the mothball scent out of clothing is to soak it with your favorite detergent. If that doesn’t work then you can use any other method I mentioned previously.

 

 

 Use vinegar

 Vinegar is not only great for cooking but it is also good for cleaning as well. Vinegar can be used to clean, remove stains, disinfect and deodorize things. Now for getting rid of the mothball smell I am mostly going to rely on the deodorizing use of vinegar. There are actually two different ways you can use vinegar to get rid of the mothball smell from your room or closet.

The first method is to get 2 bowls to fill them up (not all the way up) and place them in different parts of the closet or bedroom. Make sure to place them where the smell is really strong. After placing them in their spots, wait for a day or 2 to pass (without moving them) and the smell will be gone.

 

The other method you can use is to wipe down the areas in your room with vinegar. For this, you’ll need a soft damp cleaning cloth and dip it in a bowl of vinegar. Before you wipe make sure to squeeze or wring out the excess vinegar from the cloth. Then wipe down the surfaces in your closet and in your bedroom. The places your should wipe down are the areas where the mothball was and other surfaces such as the top of any table.

 

 

Activated charcoal

 This might seem a bit weird but activated charcoal works almost the same way as vinegar when it comes on to removing bad odors. To use activated charcoal to remove the smell of mothballs you need to pour a lot of it into multiple bowls and place them all over your room and closet. Let the bowls of charcoal sit in your room for a couple of days up to a week. This should definitely get rid of the smell out of your room and closet.

 

 

Ground coffee

 If you don’t have activated charcoal then you can use ground coffee instead. Just fill 2 bowls halfway up with ground coffee and place them in your room and closet. After a couple of days, the smell should be gone.

 

 

Baking soda

 If you don’t have ground coffee or activated charcoal then you can use baking soda. Baking soda is very good at cleaning areas but did you know that it can be used to get rid of bad odors as well?. These bad odors include a lot of things and mothballs are one of them. To get rid of the smell of mothballs using baking soda, you need 2 bowls filled with baking soda. Then place them in your closet and room. You can also add vinegar to the baking soda and create a mixture. This mixture will get rid of the bad odor in your room and closet.

 

 

Air freshener

 This last method is probably the simplest one. All you have to do is find and remove the mothballs from your room and closet, then spray everywhere with the air freshener. You can even use automatic air fresheners as well.

 

 

Removing mothball smell from furniture

The smell of mothball usually lasts longer in furniture, especially ones that are made of fabric. Here are some ways to get rid of the mothball smell from your furniture.

 

 

Use vinegar and water

 When you mix vinegar and water together this will create one of the best all-purpose cleaners. This mixture can clean almost any surface, get rid of any stain, and deodorize any area.

To get rid of the mothball smell from wood furniture all you have to do is spray it and use a clean cloth to wipe down the furniture. After doing this the smell should be gone.

For fabric furniture such as sofas, chairs, etc, you should spray the mixture all over them and let them air dry. You can also use a mini vacuum cleaner to help absorb the smell out of the furniture.

 

 

Baking soda

 This method works best for fabric-covered furniture. All you have to do is sprinkle the baking soda all over the furniture and let it sit there overnight. The baking soda will definitely get rid of the mothball smell. After that just vacuum the baking soda residue.

 

 

Murphy’s oil soap

 Murphy’s oil soap is really good at cleaning and polishing wooden surfaces so it’s most likely going to help remove the mothball smell from your wooden furniture. All you have to do is spray the murphy’s oil soap onto the furniture and use a clean microfiber cloth to clean it. Make sure that you wipe everywhere on the wooden furniture. After wiping it not only will the mothball smell will be gone from the furniture but it will also look very clean and polished as well.

 

If you are interested in more ways you can use murphy’s oil soap then you should click here.

 

Fabric softener spray

fabric softeners are great at removing odors from things because it smells really good. I am going to show you how you can use fabric softener to get rid of the mothballs smell from your fabric furniture.

 

The first thing you need to do is to get a spray bottle and add 1-2 cups of fabric softener and equal parts water into it ( or more). The reason why it’s best to add water is that the fabric softener liquid will probably stain the fabric if you use it too much. Spray all over the furniture with the fabric softener spray. Make sure not to spray too much, because doing that will make the furniture damp. After that let the furniture dry by air drying it or warping a thick large towel over it and using an iron to heat dry it.

 

 

Disinfectant

 Disinfectant is great at cleaning while also making the area that is being cleaned smell great. One of the best disinfectants to use clean is Fabuloso or Lysol disinfectant sprays. Both of these products are really good at cleaning things.

 

To get rid of the mothball odor from your wood furniture with disinfectant, just spray it with the Lysol spray or wipe it down with the fabuloso.  This will make your furniture smell great again.

 

If you want to deodorize your fabric furniture then it’s best to only use the Lysol disinfectant spray. All you have to do is spray the furniture (don’t spray too much), and the odor will be gone in no time.

 

 

Removing mothball smell from clothing drawers

There are a few things to follow if you want to get rid of the mothball smell out of your clothing drawers. The first thing you need to do is to remove the mothballs from the drawers. I know it might seem weird to have mothballs inside of clothing drawers but I know a few people who used to do this. So just locate and get rid of them. The next thing you should do is remove the clothes from the drawers and spray the inside with an air freshener. After spraying takes out the drawers or opens them for 2-3 hours so that the mothball and air freshener scent can go away.

 

I hope these methods were useful to you.

 

Alternatives for mothballs

While mothballs are great for keeping insects away from your clothes, they come with a couple of issues. First of all, they have a very strong odor, which for some people can cause dizziness and nausea and they also make your clothes smell bad.

 

But did you know that there is a different alternative for mothballs? These alternatives are essential oils. If you are planning to use any essential oil as a mothball alternative, then it’s best to use lavender, clover, and mint. All you have to do is place a drop of any of the essential oil that I’ve mentioned in your drawers and closet areas. One of the best things about using essential oils is that you won’t have to worry about the scent since most of them usually have a great aroma.

 

 

When a flask hasn’t been cleaned in a while they tend to have a weird odor coming from the inside and the mouth part as well. If your flask is dirty and you want to clean it, you came to the right place because I am going to show you how to clean a flask the right way.

 

 

Cleaning a flask with dish soap

squeezing dishsoap inside of a thermoflaskIf you want to clean a thermos flask with dish soap then you need to do the following. Make sure that you empty the flask so that there is no more liquid inside of it. The next thing you should do is to get a clean damp sponge and squeeze a few drops of dish soap onto it. After that, you should clean both the interior and exterior of the flask.

 

Now a  problem most people run into when cleaning flasks is that it is way easier to clean the outside and harder to clean the inside.  But don’t worry there are a couple of ways to clean the interior of a flask. The first method you can use is to get a smaller sponge (one that is big but can still fit through the flask mouth) and place it inside the flask (make sure that the sponge is sudsy). Now use a fork and poke right through the sponge, now use twist the fork in a rotation so that the sponge can clean everywhere inside the flask. After doing that you should know to rinse out the flask.

 

For the second method, just fill up the flask with warm water then add 3tbs of dish soap and 1/2 cup of vinegar and let the interior soak for 10-20 minutes. After that just throughout the water and keep rinsing inside of the flask until there is no more soap left inside.

 

 

You can find some more dish soap cleaning tips here.

 

 

Cleaning a flask with rice

sprinkling rice inside of a thermoflaskCleaning a flask with rice may seem a bit strange at first but trust me it is very effective. When cleaning a thermos flask with rice you want to make sure that the rice is uncooked. Fill the flask halfway up with cold water then add a few tablespoons of rice into it (you can add some dish soap in it as well). Now shake the flask for a couple of minutes. After shaking, pour out the rice into a separate container to avoid blocking the drain then rinse out the flask.

 

 

 

How to clean a flask with vinegar

pouring vinegar inside of thermoflaskWhite vinegar is great for cleaning and deodorizing areas. So if your flask is not only dirty but also has an unpleasant smell coming from it then you need to clean it with vinegar. To clean your flask with vinegar the first thing you want to do is to pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the flask shake it up and leave it for 30 minutes. Then pour out the vinegar and rinse out the flask. White vinegar is great at removing bad odors it itself carries a strong smell, so make sure to keep rinsing the flask until the smell is gone.

 

If you are interested in more ways to use vinegar to clean then click here.

 

Another way you can clean your flask is to mix warm water, vinegar, and dish soap into the flask and let it soak for 30 minutes then rinse it out.

 

 

 

Cleaning glass thermos flask

You can clean a glass flask with the previous methods I’ve listed above. But the best way to clean a glass flask is to use vinegar. So make sure to let the inside of the flask soak in vinegar and warm water. Then make sure to rinse it out properly.

 

Another way you can clean a glass flask is to put it in the dishwasher, but before you do that make sure that you read the cleaning instructions on the flask to make sure it is safe to do so. If it is safe then don’t use hot-boiling water as this may damage the flask.

 

 

 

How to get Limescale to build up off of the flask

To get limescale buildup off of your flask you need to get a clean damp cloth and add some dish soap to it. Then use the cloth to wipe everywhere on the flask including the mouth. After cleaning the exterior of the flask it is now time to clean the inside. To remove the limescale build-up from inside the flask you need to fill the flask with warm water then add 2 tsp of citric acid and leave it for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, pour out the water and rinse both the inside and outside of the flask.

 

 

 

Cleaning flask with baking soda

Most Flasks usually start to develop stains especially when you keep drinks such as tea and coffee inside of them. If you have stains inside of your flask don’t worry because I will show you how to get rid of them using baking soda.

 

The first then you should do is fill the flask with vinegar and warm water. Then add 2 tsp of baking soda into the flask. Now let the mixture sit inside the flask for a couple of hours, then pour out the mixture and rinse the flask thoroughly.

 

 

 

Cleaning a Thermos flask stopper

To clean a flask stopper you need to get a small toothbrush (that your arent using) and add 1 tsp of dish soap onto the bristles. Then place the toothbrush under running water for 1 second and use it to clean the flask stopper. Make sure that you clean everywhere on the stopper. You don’t even have to use dish soap, you can use vinegar or baking soda as well. After cleaning the stopper, you should rinse it off and place it in an area where it can dry.

 

Another way of cleaning a flask stopper is to use the soaking method. To clean the stopper this way you have to get a small container like a dish or a small bowl and fill it up with warm water and vinegar. You can also add 1 tsp of dish soap to it as well. Now place the stopper inside the mixture and let it soak for 30 minutes. After that, if you see any build-up on the stopper then use a small toothbrush to scrub it off.

 

 

 

How to dry a thermos flask

drying a thermoflask by setting it upside downWhen drying a flask make sure to set the bottle upside down on a thick piece of paper towel or cloth (for a couple of hours) so that the water from inside can drain out. Do the same for the stopper. After a couple of hours, use a paper towel to wipe away the excess moisture from the flask.