Free-to-use office mugs.. you know the story. With one look, you know they were well used. The stubborn, obvious coffee stains that do not seem to come off.
No one would really fancy using a (clean) but coffee-stained mug.
They might seem harmless. But they are really unappealing to the eyes and god know if they are indeed dirty stains.
The good news is: there are natural and safer solutions that can help to remove the coffee stains from your favourite mugs. Even better news, they are not that difficult or expensive to get!
Remove Coffee Stains With Lemon
These guys can be found easily at your local market. Lemons are both great for your health as well as an effective cleaning agent.
Squeeze some fresh lemon juice on the stained areas of your cup. Make sure to get them all coated well. Let it be for 10-15 minutes.
With a wet cloth, rub off the lemon juice covered stains. Get every inch of them off!
Rinse with warm water and repeat again till there are no stains left.
*Tip: For those stubborn stains, try sprinkling some salt on top of the lemon juice and sit them together for another 10-15 minutes!
Remove Coffee Stains With Baking Soda
Try adding a teaspoon or two of baking soda into your mug then add some water to make a puree paste thickness. Spread the paste around, coating the stained areas.
Take a dry cloth, preferably a microfibre cloth, to scrub the spots and rinse the residue out.
Repeat the steps until you have removed all the stains.
Remove Coffee Stains With Vinegar
Another popular product that is known for its cleaning abilities - Vinegar. This method would require a bit more steps but if you have time on hand or would like to try something new, this is for you.
Heat up a cup of distilled white vinegar. It must be hot enough for this to work.
Pour the hot vinegar into your stained cup or mug and let it sit for a good three hours or you can even leave overnight.
With clean water, rinse the vinegar water out and the stains should be washed out as well. If not, you can repeat the steps until you are satisfied with the results.
Drink From Clean Cups
There are great, simple and organic ways to remove the stains from your mugs. A little effort goes a long way.
These ideas are not limited to cups and mugs but your pots and pans as well. Remember, drink clean!