Tag Archives: EarthLust

How To Clean A Reusable Bottle

SIGG Bottle Cleaning BrushWe have many customers ask the question “What is the BEST way to clean my stainless reusable bottle  I just bought?”

Here is our recommendation for cleaning reusable water bottles, whether stainless or coated aluminum:

1. DO NOT use a dishwasher. The temperature is too hot & the water pressure is too high. The combination will weaken seams (causing small leaks down the road) & wear away at the nontoxic outer color and/or bottle design. Also, DO NOT use dishsoap as many brands will leave a soapy tasty residue in your bottle which is difficult to remove.

INSTEAD…

2. DO hand wash the reusable bottle to maximize life. Simply fill the bottle with clean lukewarm water and either a teaspoon of baking soda OR a few drops of vinegar. Put your thumb over the mouth of the bottle and shake for 10 seconds. Rinse the bottle out with clear water several times. Let the bottle air dry.

3. If you drink sticky liquids from your bottle (i.e. soda, juice or sugared drinks) and need to clean the crevices and seams well, buy a bottle cleaning brush (be sure to purchase a set with large & small brushes so you can reach into both the bottle as well as clean the crevices of the sport cap with the small brush). It’s best to fill the bottle 1/3 way with water and use the brush, then do step #2 above and rinse. This will assure all gook you remove with the brush is sanitized and washed away.

Although it seems time consuming, once you get the hang of it, cleaning your reusable bottle will only take seconds each day, and it will ensure a sanitized, healthy vessel to carry your liquids in. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to help you.

We now offer over 80 different styles of stainless & aluminum reusable bottles with various sizes & designs to fit every need. We carry reusable bottle brands including SIGG, EarthLust, Klean Kanteen, Green Bottle, EcoUsable, EcoFusion, Safe Sippy and Wild & Wolf.

5 Easy Ways to GO GREEN in 2009!

A new year is upon us, and what better time to make 2009 the year you finally take steps to “go green”. It doesn’t mean a 360-degree change in your daily life, however the small changes you can easily make will add up quickly… just take a closer look:

1. Bring your own stylish Envirosax Reusable Bags wherever you shop, saving @500 plastic bags per year from the landfills. 
envirosax  
 
2. Select a Stainless Reusable Bottle to bring your own drinks, saving @$180/yr in cost and 350 disposable bottles from the landfills
reusable bottles 
 
3. Get rid of your cheap plastic cooking spoons and use Bamboo Kitchen Utensils for a safe, bpa-free, sustainable & long-lasting alternative
 bamboo utensils
 
4. Use our handy Staple Free Stapler to save $15/yr in buying staples

stapler 
 
5. Wear our fashionable Water Faucet Necklace as a water conservation reminder. Did you know taking a 4 minute daily shower instead of a typical 8 minute shower saves 4800 gallons of water per year?
Water Faucet Necklace

Welcome to our Style Blog!

Welcome to the BrightandBold.com Style Blog, where we share a window into the world of retail – trends, colors, styles and more. We’d love to introduce ourselves so you can get to know us a little better, and understand the background behind the information we plan to share.

www.BrightandBold.com is an established online retail store headquartered in Southeastern Wisconsin, USA. Our main focus is offering our customers unique, fun & colorful items they won’t find at their local big box stores, along with a wide selection of eco-friendly green items for everyone to help the environment, whether you’re an established “tree hugger” or a beginner looking for little changes you can make. Providing a fun adventure in online shopping, allowing the customers to browse the aisles and share in our passion for style, with an eye to affordable design and environmental responsibility are keystones of our business.

We carry a wide variety of products, including eco-friendly gifts, reusable bags, reusable bottles, kitchen gadgets, fashion accessories, handmade jewelry, stylish flat wallets, purse organizers, eco-friendly lighting, shaped pillows, custom christmas stockings, pet gifts and much more.

Brands we carry include both famous designers as well as indie artists. Some of our current brands include: Envirosax, Klean Kanteen, SIGG, Safe Sippy, EarthLust, Chico Bags, EnV Bags, Kristine Accessories, Zad, Ducti, Purseket, Umbra, EcoUsable, and Loudermilk Designs.  

Customer Service is a top priority and our reputation is phenomonal, as we have an extremely low return rate among our customers, and customer satisfaction is over 99%. We offer FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING on all products, and newsletter subscribers also enjoy exclusive discounts and coupon codes.

Now that you know a little more about us, we’d love to hear about you! Tell us about the shops you love and why, provide product and website suggestions to help us improve, and feel free to come back and provide product reviews for items you have purchased from us. We love to talk with our friends and we look forward to meeting more of you via our blog updates and comments.

Without further adieu, please stop by to visit us at www.BrightandBold.com, then come back and post!