Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget Your Trash Can

Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget Your Trash Can

Trash Cans Can Be Clean Despite Holding Waste

Your kitchen trash can: not exactly the first item you think about when making a spring cleaning “to-do” list. But this quick and easy task can greatly improve your kitchen's sanitation, not to mention its smell. This is one reason why all waste baskets and trash can baskets from The Basket Lady feature a metal liner—so you can clean them easily. With all of the rotting food and other items that we throw into the trash can, the waste can leak through the tears of a trash bag and seep into the pores of a trash can. This is because harmful germs and bacteria can remain even after the bins are empty, which can also attract unwanted pests and insects. You should be cleaning your trash can at least once a month. Follow these simple steps on how to clean your trash can. 

Step 1: Rinse It Out

Thoroughly rinse out your trash can and make sure to hit all of the angles. 

Step 2: Soak with Disinfectant

Soak the trash bin with an effective cleaning solution inside and outside of the trash bin. For an extra cleaning step, you can add a bit of baking soda as well since it's a good deodorizer. 

Step 3: Scrub it

Depending on the material of your trash can, use a sponge, soft cloth, or long-handled bristle brush to scrub the interior and exterior of the trash can.

Step 4: Rinse Again and Dry

The final step is to rinse it again, and then let it air dry or wipe it down. Make sure it's completely dry before adding a new trash bag to prevent moisture from getting trapped. 

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