Most of us have plastic containers stacked in our kitchen cabinets to pop any leftovers into when we can’t quite finish a meal. But how many of yours look a little dingy after holding onto things like pasta sauce, soups, and other food prone to leaving residue behind? If you’ve gone this whole time thinking you just have to live with the tinted containers, think again — there’s a super easy hack to clean stained Tupperware that works in just a few seconds!
A woman named Adi Kempler shared her secret to getting rid of greasy Tupperware stains on social media and the simple trick is blowing a lot of minds. You don’t need any special cleansers or scrub brushes, just regular dish soap, a few shreds of a paper towel, and warm water from your tap. Shake that all up and watch the stains disappear!
Take a look at how it works:
Pretty magical, right? More than three million views and thousands of comments on the short video agree this gentle remedy is life-changing. No more throwing out containers because you assume they’ll never return to their former glory! We just don’t know how this clever hack never made it onto our radar before, but we’re glad to have it in our cleaning arsenal now.
Speaking of stuff we like to get squeaky-clean, did you know you can make a cleaner to get rid of any icky bits lingering on your fruit and veggies before eating them (or storing them in your stain-free Tupperware)? Strawberries, which typically top the Environmental Working Group’s list of “dirty dozen” foods prone to holding onto potentially toxic pesticides, are especially in need of more than a quick rinse. Luckily, you probably already have the best ingredient for cleaning strawberries and other fruit and vegetables in your kitchen: white vinegar. Click here to see how it works!
This article originally appeared on our sister site, FirstForWomen.com.