Sometimes when I get thirsty I’ll buy a soft drink in a bottle, and because I’m not a littering person, I tend to keep these bottles lying around. You never know when they can come in handy!
Of course, when you have had some of them lying around for weeks, you have to clean them before you decided to use them again. My mother once had the brilliant idea of putting them in the dishwasher, but that rather backfired on her. They came out all misshapen.
So here’s what I do:
- Boil water. After it has boiled let it cool down for about 5-10 minutes. You still want it hot, but not boiling.
- Take a bottle and unscrew the cap, pour some water in.
- Screw cap back on bottle, and shake it about. Sometimes it’s more effective to hold it sideways, and then make the water go round, that way you know every part of the bottle has been in touch with the water.
- Unscrew cap again, and pour the water out. Rinse out with cold water, just to make sure the bottle doesn’t change shape.
Eh, Voila! A clean water/soda bottle, ready for you to use.