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Here are some quick and easy methods to get rid of the unwanted stench/smell in your storage boxes and keep them fresh!

Most Indian kitchens have a variety of storage boxes of different shapes and sizes to store various edible as well as inedible items. Storage boxes tend to accumulate dirt, dust and grime over a period of time.


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Keep these tips handy to clean storage boxes and get rid of unwanted stench/smell.

1) Rubbing alcohol

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It can clean coffee, tea, tomato sauce and juice stains. Pour a cup of rubbing alcohol inside a box and let it sit for 10 minutes. Scrub the box with a sponge and rinse it later.

2) Hand sanitizer

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Squirt some of it in a box and scrub the stains nicely. Wash it with clean water and rinse. Let it air dry.

3) Vinegar


Prepare a solution of half a jug of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Pour this solution in a storage box and scrub the box with a sponge. Later, rinse it.

4) Baking soda

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Make a paste by mixing 2 tablespoons of baking soda and a cup of water in a container. Apply this paste to the storage box and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Clean the box using a damp rag and later wash it with clean water.

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