If you have kids, you have probably had a disaster the lunchbox. Whether it was a leaky juice box or an exploded yogurt, sometimes these once kids come home looking worse for wear. Fortunately there are several ways you can wash lunchboxes, both for quick everyday cleaning and went deep cleaning is necessary.
For quick daily cleaning, simply use a disinfecting wipe and wipe out the inside and lid of the lunchbox. Answer quick and easy way to do it daily, and when your kids are old enough to be part of their job when they empty out the lunchbox at the end of the day.
When you lunchbox a lot messier, there are a couple ways you can clean it. You can wash it on the top rack of your dishwasher, making sure that straps are removed or secured out of the way so they don’t get caught in the blades. Then allow it to dry overnight, as the inside insulation may still be damp or wet.
You can also hand wash it, by filling a sink with hot water, soap, and a small amount of bleach and allow to soak for a couple of hours. Rinse it out then allowed to dry before using again.
You can also try washing it in the washing machine. Some cheap brands of lunch boxes might fall apart but the durable ones will be fine. Some even, with washing instructions on the tag. You can throw it into a lingerie bag if you’re concerned about straps or handles getting caught.
A great tip for disinfecting it is to toss your child’s lunch kits into the freezer over the weekend to kill any germs.