Harness The Cleaning Power Of The Sun

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By 98.5 KTK

One thing you could say comfortably thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, is the sun is a powerful cleaning agent. Those ultraviolent rays not only kill coronavirus, they can kill many other germs. So take advantage of this abundant and free cleaning agent by making your clean stuff even cleaner with a bit of sunbathing. Take out the garbage and then take out the garbage can for a quick bath and a couple hours drying in the sun for a chemical-free way to disinfect and deodorize it. Reusable grocery bags are teeming with bacteria and while canvas bags can be washed in the laundry, insulated bags can't. But insulated bags can be wiped down with a disinfecting wipe and further sanitized with a stint in the sun. If you’ve accidentally let some food rot in your fridge drawers or shelves, chances are you’ve got some cleanup work on your hands. Pull out the moldy fridge selves, wash off what you can, and then set them out in the sun for a few hours. Finally, who doesn't have a plastic bowl permanently stained from tomato sauce or food dyes.  Get rid of those stains by spritzing the stained containers with lemon juice and let them sit outside in the sun. Weigh the containers down so they don’t blow away if a gust of wind comes through. And remember that the sun is very powerful and for colored fabrics, the sun's rays can fade them if left out too long or for short periods over a long timeframe.

SOURCE: The Kitchn

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