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Cleaning the Garbage Can

About this Tip:

How to clean the garbage can and when. Really, what is dirtier and has more germs than a garbage can? This tip will help to keep your garbage can clean.

How to clean the garbage can and when

How to:

  1. Each time that you take out the trash, clean the top and the inside of the lid with a disinfecting wipe. I like using wipes for this because they can be tossed. Be sure nothing has leaked into the bottom of the can.
  2. Once a month sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom of the can and let it sit for 30 minutes or so. Use hot water and paper towels to wash it out
  3. Alternately, you can use a spray cleaner, disinfectant or disinfectant wipe to clean it out. Pay special attention to any area where debris has splashed
  4. I like to put a double layer of paper towels in the bottom each time I change the bag. Doing that will absorb moisture and wet trash like coffee grounds.

Linda Says:

QUEEN TIP: Use a band or a bungee cord to keep the garbage bag upright in the can. It will prevent a mess when you remove the bag. Many people suggest storing clean garbage bags in the bottom of the can. This can be a good idea, unless the bag in use leaks, then you have a mess.