*This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  If you decide to make a purchase through one of these links, I will make a commission at no additional cost to you.  See my full disclosure policy to learn more. 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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