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How to Clean Your Reusable Water Bottle or Travel Mug

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How to Clean Your Reusable Water Bottle or Travel Mug

It's super easy to clean your reusable water mugs and travel mugs. All you need is soap, baking soda or vinegar, and patience to get your sports bottles and tumblers squeaky clean.


You probably have a collection of water bottles, tumblers, and travel mugs in your cabinet. Between community events and job fairs, it's extremely easy to collect a hodgepodge of promotional drinkware. These are always useful to have on hand, especially if you have a house full of kids who shuffle between school and soccer practice.


Head to the kitchen, grab your custom water bottles and travel tumblers, and let's dive into how to clean your drinkware.


How to Clean Reusable Drinkware

As we all know, the dishwasher makes cleaning up after a meal ten times easier. Unfortunately, a lot of reusable drinkware isn't safe to clean with this handy kitchen appliance. And all you need is a few basic items you likely already have in your cabinet.


The Cleaning Process:

Now that you have everything you need, let's get started. Follow these simple steps and your drinkware will seem like it's brand new in just a few minutes!


  • Step One: Add vinegar or baking soda to hot water.

  • Step Two: Pour the solution into the bottle.

  • Step Three: Let the bottle sit for 15 minutes.

  • Step Four: Put on rubber gloves and clean it out with a sponge and hot water.

 Clean Drinkware

What About Clean the Drinkware's Lids?

Of course, there's one key detail we can't forget when it comes to cleaning your drinkware. The lids just as important as the container, keeping our beverages from spilling during our hectic days. Fortunately, cleaning those caps is just as easy as cleaning the inside of your water bottles and tumblers. You're already cleaning your drinkware and might as well take it a step further by doing the lids. It's extremely easy to clean your bottle's lids.


The Cleaning Process:

It's time to get down to business and clean out those lids. Take it a step at a time and your caps will be as good as new!


  • Step One: Fill a bowl with hot water and baking soda.

  • Step Two: Soak the lids and caps for 2-3 hours.

  • Step Three: Rinse out the lids with hot water & dish soap.

  • Step Four: Use a Q-tip to clean hard to reach areas.

  • Step Five: Rinse again with hot water.

 Clean Drinkware

More Tips on Cleaning Drinkware

The cleaning process listed above works for a wide variety of custom drinkware of different materials. However, there are some other important pieces of advice for washing your promotional drinkware.


  • Washing Aluminum or Stainless Steel

The vinegar or baking soda doesn't work as well for colored aluminum bottles. If you scrub hard enough, the color will come off and the silver metal will peek through. The better option is to preserve your water bottle's color by hand-washing with soap and hot water instead.

  • Avoid Using Bleach

You may stumble across articles that encourage the use of bleach. However, this is strongly discouraged. Bleach is a dangerous, harsh chemical that can damage your bottle's color and custom design.

  • Some Are Dishwasher Safe

It's not all dark skies when it comes to using your dishwasher. Some sports bottles are able to go on the top rack. Still, it's a good idea to always dedicate some time to handwashing your drinkware. It may seem tedious, but it gets your water bottles, tumblers, and travel mugs a lot cleaner in the long run. Not to mention, the custom imprint will be less likely to come off the bottle.


Why Should You Clean Your Reusable Drinkware?

Bacteria likes to hide in your water bottles, tumblers, and travel mugs. Even if you think you're cleaning them thoroughly, it's still a good idea to do a deep cleaning at least once a week. If not, you could let gross germs and buildup accumulate in your favorite drinkware.

We know you have a special connection to your custom drinkware. From family reunions to company trade shows, each water bottle and travel tumbler has a story. That's why you can maintain their custom design with this easy cleaning process. All you have to do is organize your kitchen cabinet and follow the simple steps above. Worst case scenario, if you don't feel like doing it yourself, it's always a good chore for the kids at home!

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