I wondered this for many years. “How can I really get all the little parts of the sippy cups clean?” No matter how much I soaked and scrubbed them, they would eventually seem too dirty and have an unpleasant odor that came from those hard to reach places. I especially wondered how to clean the inside of the straws from our various water bottles. For a while I would try to clean the shorter ones with q-tips. I’d reach as far as I could with the q-tip from each side of the straw, but even then the straws didn’t seems very clean. I would soak them in soap water, and I suppose I could have used vinegar to disinfect them, or maybe I even did. But I was only truly satisfied when I found these brushes at my local dollar store.
You’re probably laughing at me because you’ve always had these sorts of brushes. But I seriously have not found them anywhere else yet. The larger one-size bottlebrushes are easy to find. But these smaller brushes are not sold in my local grocery stores or home-goods supply stores. These brushes work really well for small cracks and crevices on water bottles, sippy cups, and other contoured kitchen objects. I just hope that I can find them again when my current brushes need to be replaced. In fact, just the other day I checked at the dollar store to see if they still carry a supply of them, and they did. I think I may buy two more sets next time I’m there, just to keep in my cleaning supplies for future use. It’s the little things in life that make me happy :-)
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Rachel Sacks offers the most cutting edge information about prenatal and postpartum health. She provides practical tips and advice about human development, psychology and parenting.
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