We also needed to give the bottles a bath because they have labels on them from Bethany's housemates' excursions so we had to get rid of the labels. Some of them were easy peel (not very many) and some of them, in fact 98% of them we had to scrape with some scissors. Nice. We left the bottles to soak for hmm about a couple of hours whilst we tried to tidy out the mountain of 'stuff' I have collected over the years then we sat in the bathroom to peel, scrape and wash away the mess. It was quite fun actually and left my jeans very wet; that's just from drying them!