How to Clean Tumbler Straws

I love getting tumblers from Dollar Tree.  One of my things is that I always have to have a beverage with me in the car.  So, instead of my habit of going through the drive thru on a daily basis for a soda, I like to fill up a tumbler at home.  It saves me money and I'm not consuming so many empty calories.  I really like to use my tumblers for smoothies.  Unfortunately, if you don't rinse the straw after a smoothie, it's pretty difficult to get clean.  It's so hard, that I use to regularly throw the straws away.  

How to Clean Tumbler Straws | Jordan's Onion


Since I was getting my tumblers from Dollar Tree, throwing the straws away wasn't a huge deal. But then it seemed like I was buying a new tumbler on every shopping trip.  It was getting a little ridiculous.  So how do you clean your tumbler straw?  With this:

How to Clean Tumbler Straws | Jordan's Onion

This little gem is a toddler cup brush.  The bristles fit perfectly into a tumbler straw and is long enough to get past the middle of the straw to clean from both ends.

How to Clean Tumbler Straws | Jordan's Onion

These can be found on the baby aisle near the toddler feeding equipment.  I randomly bought a pack of these toddler cup brushes a while ago on a  baby supply shopping trip at Kmart.  It was only after I was getting frustrated that I let another straw get all gunky and was about to throw it away that I realized that  the brush would fit.  A small squirt of dish soap and a couple of swishes with the brush, and my tumbler straw was clean again.  Hooray!

How to Clean Tumbler Straws | Jordan's Onion

Now I can enjoy my smoothies without the stress of having to rinse my straw right away, and I don't have a bunch of strawless tumblers in my cabinet.  I love simple solutions!
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Hi, I'm Jordan - a work at home mom with 2 super fun little boys and a rising country star hubby. I love entertaining guests and want to help you make entertaining easy!

3 thoughts on “How to Clean Tumbler Straws

  • 2015-06-23 at 2:38 am
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    And good pipe cleanings work well too! That is what I have used for more than 14 years for cleaning kids cup straws!

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  • 2017-02-06 at 5:03 pm
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    They now make them longer for straws. Try a kitchen supply store.

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