More and more people are going about their daily lives with a reusable water bottle in tow. This is a great way to reduce the usage of single-use plastics while still staying hydrated on the go. But if you’re constantly refilling and drinking from the same water bottle, hygiene can become an issue. Make sure you’re keeping your reusable water bottle, and the water you’re drinking from it, clean with the following tips.
Wash it every day
If you’re constantly using your water bottle, you might just be filling it up as soon as its empty, or even topping up half a bottle of old water. We’re here to get you out of this habit. You should be washing your reusable water bottle every day to keep it free of a whole host of germs and other things. Simply rinsing it out with warm water and dish soap should be enough to give it a good clean. Don’t forget to clean the entirety of the lid and around the rim of the bottle.
Instead, you can put your water bottle in the dishwasher, just make sure to check first that it is dishwasher safe. The packaging or product details online may have suggested dishwasher settings to clean the bottle on.
Leave the lid off after washing
A sealed bottle with some moisture left behind is the perfect place for bacteria and mildew to grow. You definitely don’t want that from somewhere you regularly drink from. Unless you thoroughly dry your bottle with a clean, dry towel or paper towels after washing it, you must leave the lid off to let the bottle and lid dry out properly. Never put your water bottle away with the lid on after washing it unless it is completely dry.
Rotate water bottles
It’s a good idea to have two reusable water bottles so that you’re not constantly using the same one. This way, you can put one in the dishwasher or leave it to air out after washing while you fill your next one ready to drink. This will also prevent excessive use of one bottle, making them last longer.
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