The Importance of Properly Cleaning and Maintaining Your Sustainable Water Bottles

The Importance of Properly Cleaning and Maintaining Your Sustainable Water Bottles

Ever wondered how to your reusable water bottle properly?

As more and more people make the switch from single-use plastic water bottles to sustainable, reusable alternatives, it's important to know how to properly clean and maintain these bottles to ensure their longevity and hygiene. Want to know the 6 step process we use when cleaning our Mimes Reusables? Here's our guide on how to clean your sustainable water bottles:

Materials Needed for Cleaning Your Sustainable Water Bottles

Materials needed:

  • Dish soap or bottle cleaning tablets
  • Mimes bottle brush
  • Warm water
  • White vinegar (optional)

Step 1: Empty and Disassemble the Bottle

Empty and disassemble the bottle Before you begin cleaning, make sure the bottle is empty and remove any detachable parts such as the lid, straw or mouthpiece.

Step 2: Rinse with Warm Water

Rinse with warm water Rinse the bottle and its parts with warm water to remove any loose debris or residue.

Step 3: Use Dish Soap or Cleaning Tablets

Use dish soap or cleaning tablets Add a small amount of dish soap to the bottle or fill it with warm water and drop in a bottle cleaning tablet. Use a bottle brush to scrub the inside of the bottle and any detachable parts thoroughly. We recommend using our cleaning brush, specifically designed for getting all the hard-to-reach places inside your bottle. This cost-effective tool makes maintenance quick and easy. 

Step 4: Rinse Again

Rinse again Rinse the bottle and its parts thoroughly with warm water to remove any soap residue.

Step 5: (Optional) Use White Vinegar

Optional: Use white vinegar If you want to give your bottle an extra-deep clean, fill it with a solution of one part white vinegar and two parts water. Let the solution sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Step 6: Air Dry

Air dry Leave the bottle and its parts to air dry completely before reassembling and using it again.

Tips for Cleaning Your Water Bottle


  • Clean your water bottle regularly, especially if you use it for beverages other than water.
  • Don't use abrasive materials like steel wool or harsh chemicals to clean your bottle as they can damage the material.
  • For cleaning reusable straws, every Mimes Collapsible Straw comes with a cleaning brush included. Repeat each step in the guide to thoroughly clean your straw.

Supporting a Sustainable Future with Reusable Water Bottles

By following these simple steps, you can keep your sustainable water bottles clean and hygienic for everyday use. Plus, by investing in a reusable water bottle, you're doing your part in reducing single-use plastic waste and supporting a sustainable future.

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