This Viral Video Shows How to Get Stains Out of Plastic Containers the Easy Way

Updated: May 02, 2023

It takes less than two minutes to work wonders on your plastic containers!

Is there anything more annoying than stained plastic food storage containers? It happens when you store spaghetti sauce or other tomato-based leftovers. You start out with a nice, clean container, and then after you store some marinara, tragedy strikes. No matter how hard you scrub, that container is destined to remain orange-ish red. It usually migrates to the back of the cupboard in shame.

Well, it’s time to welcome that exiled container back into your weekly rotation. Here’s how to get stains out of plastic containers, according to a video on TikTok!

How do I clean my containers?

Seriously, it’s so easy you could do this in your sleep. You’ll want to put some dish soap in the container, then add some warm water. Then, tear up a few pieces of paper towel and put them in the container, too. Pop the lid on and shake the container vigorously for 45 seconds to a minute. Then, rinse the soapy water and paper towel out. You’ll have stain-free plastic containers. Ta-daaaaaaaa!

Check out the TikTok to see the magic in action:

@adikemplerThis hack has saved so many of my Tupperware friends. Try it!!!! ##fyp ##cookingvideos ##cookinghacks ##lifehacks ##hacks ##stainremover ##foryou ##foryoupage♬ original sound – adikempler

There are other ways to clean plastic containers, too. You can use lemon juice or even toothpaste to eradicate nasty odors.

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Check out other cleaning hacks

If this video has piqued your interest and you’re wondering how else you can clean, look no further! Check out these clever cleaning hacks from professional housecleaners. Plus, don’t forget to bookmark this guide on how to remove stains from pretty much anything—you never know when you’ll need it!

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