5 Simple Tricks to Avoid the Bad Smell of Garbage
Nobody likes the smell of garbage. These 5 simple tricks to avoid the bad smell of garbage will be your go to solutions for combating unpleasant odors, both economically and ecologically.
There is nothing more unpleasant and uninviting than a house smelling garbage. No matter how clean we think we are, sometimes it just seems impossible to get rid of that garbage smell.
The solution may actually be easier than you think. Below we highlight 5 simple tricks you implement today and be rid of that bad smell for good, and even get rid of annoying insects as well.
For best results, we recommend you clean out your garbage bin before applying any of these tricks. After all, we want to help you ensure you get the best possible results from these simple tricks. So, before trying out any of the ticks below, put on some cleaning gloves and clean the bin with a plastic scouring pad and your regular cleanser. Dry the bin well to prevent any lingering musty odors, and then give one of our tricks to avoid the bad smell of garbage a go!
To remove odor and freshen the bin, sprinkle a tablespoon of baking soda in the bottom of the garbage bin and add a sprinkling of lemon zest or other citrus zest. Next place your garbage bag in the bin on top of the bicarbonate and zest. Remember to renew this mix weekly for best results.
- Citrus juice
For a fresh citrus scented garbage bin, pick your favorite citrus fruit (orange, lemon, grapefruit, etc.) and squeeze half a fruit into the bottom of your garbage bin. Let the juice dry completely before adding your bin liner over it. This method works best in bins with no holes; otherwise the liquid may escape and could stain your floor. Each week, renew the scent by cleaning with a damp cloth and applying fresh citrus juice.
- Tea Tree Oil
Combine one cup of water with 20 drops of tea tree oil and spray daily over the garbage bin. This will not only eliminate odors, but will also deter insect activity.
- Wipe with Cinnamon
This method works best with a double layer cloth, cut in half. Moisten the cloth and sprinkle a few shakes of cinnamon into the open space in the middle of the cloth. Place the cloth in the bottom of your bin, remembering to change regularly. Be sure to wash the cloths separately, as you don’t want the spices to stain your other washing. You can use this method to try out different scents as well, think interesting spices or citrus juices.
- Cat Litter/Sand
Cat litter is not only absorbent; many varieties also come pre-scented. Whether you have a cat or not, you can usually find cat litter at the grocery store or pet store. Place a covering of litter over the bottom of your garbage bin, about 5cm thick. Change approximately every two weeks to keep your bin smelling fresh.
We hope you have found this information interesting and useful. At Maid Cleaning Nashville we are experts in the cleaning business. Don’t have time to implement these ideas yourself? Maid Cleaning Nashville would be happy to help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with a complete array of cleaning solutions. Book Online Now!
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