9.02.2013

Weekly Cleaning Routine Tip: Lunchboxes


Ever open your child's lunchbox at the end of the week and have to deal with a strange smell permeating from it, or wonder what is growing in it?  Well, maybe it isn't that bad but I have tried to get in a routine of cleaning my girls lunchboxes on a weekly basis.

On Friday night or Saturday morning I fill the sink with hot soapy water and I throw their lunchboxes in there.  I then rinse it with hot water and hang them to dry.  They are usually dry in a few hours or by the next day.  It helps fight those pesky lunchbox smells and I then have nice clean lunchboxes to start off the week.





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3 comments:

Monicas Mom Musings said...

My middle daughter is notorious for not giving me her lunch box or its contents and then I get all of the grungy contents from it at once. That's always fun to deal with.

gina valley said...

It's amazing how gross their lunch boxes can get. I insist they clean themselves. It helps that I've taught them to put a paper towel in the bottom each day before putting the food in, but it still gets nasty. I wish they all had hard, easy to clean boxes. But, since they don't I throw the soft ones into the washing machine once a week (turned inside out, if possible), using hot water so the plastic/vinyl stays soft. Then, we air dry them.
Personally, I'd rather they used a paper sack and threw it out! Lol!

Jenny said...

I wish I could throw my girls lunchboxes in the washer machine! I agree the brown paper bag is so much easier!