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Quickly and Easily Remove Stains From Coffee Mugs

Updated on September 28, 2014

I've been drinking my tea out of horribly stained mugs for far too long now...I thought that once we got a dishwasher it wouldn't be a problem anymore (we must be buying the wrong detergent); but our coffee mugs all look dirty, even when they're just out of the wash. They're to the point that even one of those green scratch pads isn't taking the stain off.

Finally, I decided to try a version of something I read on HuffPost to get rid of the stains. It had been a few days since I read the article when I decided to jump into this project, so while they advise using salt, my memory told me to use baking soda, and that's what I did. But it worked like magic anyway!

How To Clean Your Stained Coffee Cups

This is such an easy tutorial, I barely need to provide you with instructions. You could probably figure it out just by looking at the pictures below. But all you need for materials are:

  • A stained mug
  • A piece of lemon rind
  • Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • A dribble of water

That's it. Wet the outside of your lemon rind with a dribble of water and sprinkle it generously with baking soda (the water is so it sticks). Now, scour the inside of your mug with the side of the rind you put the baking soda on. It won't take you more than a minute or two per mug, I promise. Here are my before and after photos:

Do you have any easy tips like this one for green cleaning at home? Leave them in the comments!

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