Plastic is a very efficient storage material. However, it is prone to unwanted odor and smell if we don’t know how to properly care for it. If you try to take a look at it, plastic storage is one of the most commonly used storage system apart from wood and metals.
The wide use of plastic might be due to its durability and resistance to any type of external factors that might damage it. However, for longer use, we have to employ proper care and maintenance toward our plastic products.This article will be directed towards the standard cleaning procedures for plastic storage containers and all other things that require plastic storage.
This is very beneficial to all of us since I think we all have plastic containers at home. This article will educate us on what needs to be done with the proper plastic maintenance.First step is to use water and dish soap to clean the container. Please don’t just use water alone since the particles left in the container require a cleaning agent such as soap. Dish washing soap comes with different scent. You can choose the scent that you like most.
Dry the container with towel. Check for smell. Most of the time, we tend to leave the container with stored food for a long period of time and the container will develop an unwanted odor or smell. Check for any types of odor or smell present in the container. We have to get rid of it before we store the container again for future use. If for some means there is any type of odor on it, continue to the next step. Add 1/4 cup of baking soda to the container. Mix it with one cup of lukewarm water. It is very important to make sure that all the baking soda particles mix with water.
Put the lid back and let it set for at least eight hours or even overnight.Remove the lid again and wash the container with water and dish soap again. The odor should be gone. Just a few cleaning tips though. For cleaning huge plastic containers, you should apply more baking soda extracted from water to make sure every odor will be remove from it and you should allow the container to sit for a longer period of time. This will allow total removal of the smell.
At the same time, it is very beneficial to use anti bacterial dish washing soap to make sure that your plastic containers are safe from any other bacteria originated from stored food. Anti bacterial soap helps eliminate foreign invaders that might enter the body and make us sick.Not all of us know the basic steps in cleaning out plastic storage containers. These steps are very important in educating us about the ways on how to properly wash our containers and how to remove odors from it so that it is safe to reuse it in the future.