How to clean a humidifier!
Are you one of those who cleans your humidifier after you are done using it only to find dry “pink” residue when you bring it back out to use? I wipe it dry and put it away every time, but that nasty pink stuff is always there. I mean, if you don’t have this problem then major props to you. AND I MEAN FOR THE LOVE OF TIME MANAGEMENT-share your tips! I would clean every crack and hole to get rid of all of the “pink” build-up which took so much time.
Think rags, paper towels, q-tips, and brushes all over a table while I attempt to clean this dang thing that is suppose to help make the oh so dreadful runny nose and coughs feel better. Honestly, it was very time consuming. Time that I could have spent with the kids, sat (for once), nap… you know what I mean.
Then, a GREAT friend said, “clean it with distilled white vinegar”. I slapped myself on the face for this one. FOR REAL. I knew I needed to do that, so tell me why didn’t I do it? MOM BRAIN! [definition: a min which has lost its original content]. This is why we have friends who understand us better than we understand ourselves! GOSH, am I thankful for mom friends who have their head on straight!Okay okay, somewhat have their head on straight. BUT HONESTLY thanks to this girl, my humidifier stays clean!
HOW? When I am done using the unit, I wipe down the humidifier with a dry towel and let it air dry. Then I take a cup of vinegar and pour it into mechanism of the humidifier. Gently swivel around the liquid so each part of the humidifier that had the slightest “pink” is coated. I let it sit for 15 minutes and then swivel it around again before spilling it out. Then a final HOT rinse is done before letting it sit to air dry for about 24 hours. Finally putting it away and not worrying about it until the next round of germs infest my babies :(.
My MOM FRIEND LITERALLY SAVED ME $$$. Because buying a new humidifier every time isn’t practical right? OOPS! This is very common so don’t think only your humidifier does this (like I did). With that said, this one is all thanks to you, MOM FRIEND! XOXO
P.S. I can instead buy a pair of shoes. Kinda’ same thing wouldn’t you say?
Happy cleaning my (mom) friends!