Last updated on March 20th, 2020 at 12:23 pm
Today I am exposing a dirty little secret about my husband. Don’t worry I asked permission and he said he didn’t care. Probably because he sees nothing wrong with his habit and I, on the other hand, think it is gross.
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Several years ago for my birthday, my husband surprised me with 2 Starbucks mugs, a 20-ounce venti for me and a 16 oz grande for him. I loved them so much that later in the day we bought another pair using some Swagbucks earned gift cards I earned.
We have used those mugs almost every day since then, and mine stay sparkling white while his are always full of stains from his favorite brand of earl grey tea. I have shown him numerous times this trick I am about to share with you and raved about how quick and simple it is, and yet he just rolls his eyes and says “who cares.”
I tried explaining that a sparkling clean cup makes the tea taste better, and he merely laughs and says “whatever.” Funny thing is usually it is me who is the messy in our relationship. You should see the man sweep and mop laminate floors. Once he is done it is so clean I can use it as a mirror! (by the way, he says this is the best cleaner for laminate flooring. He uses a 1:2 ratio with water)
He does wash his mug with soap and water; he just doesn’t use my quick method to remove the stains. I am guessing he knows that it bugs me so much that eventually, I will just do it for him like I know that if I don’t sweep he will because it bugs him to walk on crumbs whereas me…not so much.
How To Remove Tea And Coffee Stains From Mugs In Under 30 Seconds
Erasing these coffee & tea stains is simple and requires ingredients 99.9 % of homes have in their cupboards right now. Not that I did a formal poll or anything, but I know that these ingredients are familiar to just about all households.
- Take a dirty mug over to your kitchen sink
- Dump 1 tablespoon baking soda into the bottom of the mug
- Add a drop or two of dish soap
- Add a drop of vinegar
- Fill the mug halfway with warm water
- Scrub sides of the mug with a kitchen cloth
And in less than 30 seconds your mug will be sparkling clean.
Interested in how to brew the perfect cup of coffee without a coffee maker in that now sparkling mug? Read this post on how to start brewing coffee so good you will not want to stop at a coffee shop anymore.
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