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5 Ways to Clean Flip Flops

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How to Clean Flip Flops5 Ways to Clean Flip Flops

Summer is here, which means it is time to put the tennis shoes in the closet and pull out the flip flops instead. Wearing flips flops is one of the best parts about warmer summer days, but how can you keep them looking their best? Flip flops when worn daily can quickly turn dingy and dirty, but luckily there are easy ways to clean them up fast. Take a look below at 5 ways to clean flip flops so you can enjoy them looking their best all summer long!

1. Try magic erasers.

Magic erasers are gentle on flip flops and can help get off stubborn dirt, grime, and grease marks. Use them with a little warm water all over the flip flops to clean away grime and rinse well with warm water when done. You will be amazed at the difference.

2. Toss them in the dishwasher.

Flip flops do really well when tossed in your dishwasher! Just place them on the rack and run the cycle as usual. You don’t want to run them through the heated dry cycle however, since this can warp the flip flops or even melt the plastic.




3. Pull out the white vinegar.

White vinegar does quite well at cleaning away grit and grime! Fill a sink with warm water and add 2 cups of white vinegar. Let the flip flops soak and if you wish you can gently scrub any stubborn dirt away. White vinegar is powerful and won’t cause damage. If you wish, you can even add a few drops of essential oils such as lemon or grapefruit to not only scent the water but add some extra grime fighting power. You will be amazed at what just a few drops of these essential oils can do.

4. Add them to your washing machine cycle.

Did you know that you can toss flip flops directly into your washing machine? You can! Just give them a rinse prior, toss them in, and let them wash with the rest of your clothing. Do not toss them in the dryer but take them out and let them air dry instead. The heat from the dryer can warp the flip flops or even cause melting.

5. Try some Dawn dish soap.

Since flip flops are often covered in grit and grime, Dawn dish soap is perfect for getting them clean. The dish soap will cut through all of the dirt and grease and some warm water will wash it away and have them looking brand new! You can even allow them to soak in a sink of hot water and Dawn dish soap if you wish. This is a great idea if you have multiple pairs you wish to clean and want to get them all done at once.

Are you ready to get your flip flops looking clean and sparkling? Then give these 5 ways to clean flip flops a try and you can enjoy the cleanest flip flops around.

If your flip flops are past help, that's when you should consider buying a new pair. There's really no need to pay full price for them if you have a little time to look up coupons and deals from online discount stores.

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  1. I use Dawn Dish wash soap on my thongs and they really clean them up really good. I have never tried the dishwasher trick, but that sounds like a good way to get them really clean!

  2. Oh great ideas! I have a number of flip flops I want to try these suggestions and I’ll look a lot better wearing them!

  3. Neat ideas! Usually my flip flops are worn out by the time they get dirty looking but i do have a white pair that could use a cleaning!

  4. I didn’t know you could clean flip flops. This is very interesting. I usually just throw them away when they get to dirty.

  5. Great ideas! I usually just throw them in the washer with towels and add laundry soap and 1/2 cup vinegar.

  6. Never really thought about washing my flip flopss in my dishwasher before. Some really outside the box thinking. Thanks for posting.

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