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You can clean narrow-neck bottles, even ones that are a weird shape - like my hummingbird feeder - for free, without a brush.
A bottle that needs cleaning. A spoon. Water. Dish Soap. Rice.
Just a plain teaspoon full should do. You can add more if it's a big bottle, but it doesn't take a lot. Don't put it in yet.
Any kind of dish soap is okay. You don't need to add much, just enough to "glue" the rice together on the spoon. (About half a teaspoon here.) ...
Tip the contents of the spoon slowly into the bottle. The soap acts as "glue" so the rice doesn't spill all over your kitchen.
Fill up the bottle about halfway with water (more than in this pic)
Cap the open end with your finger and gently shake, rotate, and invert the bottle, so the rice grains come in contact with the glass.
Empty the bottle and give it a really good rinse, to get all the soap out. Ta da! (If you're doing this for a hummingbird feeder, you can ...
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