How to Remove Odors From Plastic Containers & Lids

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Removing odors from plastic containers and lids is best done by scrubbing the container with a baking soda and vinegar paste mixture, but allowing the container to soak over in vinegar and water can also absorb many of the odors. Clean a plastic container to be as good as new with instructions from a professional house cleaner in this free video on housekeeping.

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to remove odors from plastic containers and lids. If you have a plastic container, maybe it had some old food in it and it sat in your refridulate, refrigerator in the back for way too long and forgot it was there, it's going to be smelly...unless you go grab your baking soda and vinegar, mix up a paste and use this to scrub that container really well. Sometimes, even after scrubbing this with a baking soda and vinegar, you may have a smell that persists. If this happens, put some, let's see, put a splash of vinegar in the container. Fill it the rest of the way with water. You don't necessarily have to fill it all the way with water, but maybe halfway, three quarters way. Put the lid back on the container and let it sit over night. That vinegar will get rid of any smell that was left in your container. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you get rid of, remove odors from a plastic container and lid.

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