Plastic food-storage containers are a good reusable solution to keep leftovers fresh, but they can often stain. Even with tough hand scrubbing in the sink or using a dishwasher, they can still retain odors and stains that seem impossible to remove. On a very hot, sun-intensive day, try using the sun’s rays to deodorize and brighten your plastic containers instead. Wash them clean and place them on top of a towel in the brightest spot in your yard. The natural UV rays from the sun will do their magic and leave your containers smelling fresh and looking cleaner.
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