How to Clean Your Flower Vase?

May 30, 2017

A flower vase requires frequent cleaning. When we place flowers inside a vase and add water, the stems and leaves under the water start to decay. This water will have a foul smell and unsightly colour because it is filled with bacteria. Before using the vase again it needs to be disinfected by thoroughly rinsing it. Without cleaning properly if you keep fresh flowers the longevity of the next bouquet placed in the vase will be affected.

 

How to clean your flower vase

 

Here are a few steps to follow while cleaning your flower vase:

Step 1 - Rinse out Debris

Throw away flowers. Rinse out large debris inside the vase using a generous amount of water.

Step 2 – Use Hot, Soapy Water

To clean the bottom and sides use hot, soapy water and a long-handled brush. If your vase is narrow mouthed don’t force your hand into it. Your hand might get stuck and/or the vase will break and you might get injured.

Step 3 - Disinfect the Vase

Mix a teaspoon of bleach, a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid and warm water to fill the vase. Shake it well and then leave it to sit for 10 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with clean water.

Tip

Before adding fresh flowers add a capful of bleach and dissolve a sugar cube in the vase water. While the sugar gives the flowers some lasting power the bleach will help keep the water clear by keeping the bacteria at bay.





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