Prevent Mildew In Plastic Storage
Plastic storage containers are a great way to organize your home. If any moisture gets into a plastic storage container prior to sealing it closed, mildew can grow and thrive without your knowledge. A few simple steps will help prevent mildew from growing in your plastic storage containers. Pour straight white vinegar into a plastic spray bottle. Spray the inside of a clean plastic container and allow the vinegar to sit on the plastic for five minutes. Spray bottles come in handy for cleaning tasks. Wipe the white vinegar off the inside of the plastic container using a clean white cloth. If filling the plastic container with food, make sure the food cools completely before sealing the container. Heat and moisture create the perfect conditions for mildew to grow. Allow empty plastic storage containers to air dry for a few hours before storing them away. Store lids separately from the containers to save space and prevent mildew from forming.
Place a few drops of grapefruit seed extract on a cotton ball with the eye dropper. Set the cotton ball into a plastic storage container that’s being used for storing clothing or other non-food items. Grapefruit seed extract is odorless and will kill and prevent the formation of mildew inside your plastic storage container.