Chances are you’ll be playing host at some point during the holidays and when you do, your trash can will be overeating. Often overlooked, odors and bacteria can get out of control fast, especially when it comes to your kitchen can. When the party is over, but the smells are lingering, turn to our how-to for a fresh-smelling, trash bin.
You’ll need these tools:
All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate, All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, Scrub Brush, Scented Vinegar
HOW TO CONQUER
PREP & PRETREAT
First, remove the trash bag and any food particles that have landed on the bottom of your bin.
SCRUB & SOAK
Add about two capfuls of All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate, a sprinkle of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, and two cups of hot water to dilute. Using a Scrub Brush, scrub off any debris. Pay special attention to any gunk that may have gotten caked onto the sides of the can. Then, let the All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate & Bleach Alternative do its’ work – letting it sit for 10 minutes.
TIME TO RINSE
Using a large sink, bathtub or an outdoor hose (if you have access), rinse off the All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate & Bleach Alternative thoroughly. Then, dry manually or, better yet, air dry in the sun. Drying in the sun can help further eliminate mold and mildew.
If any foul smells are lingering, fill the bottom of the can with warm water up to about 2 inches. Add 1 cup of Scented Vinegar. Swirl the solution around and let sit for 30 minutes. Then, rinse and dry. You’ll be reveling in that new can smell right away.
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