Nobody likes a smelly trash can. It’s embarrassing when you have company over, and it’s just plain tragic when it overpowers the aroma of fresh-baked cookies from your oven. Luckily, getting rid of trashcan odor is really easy! Here are three ways ditch the stink:
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1. The next time you take your trash out, sprinkle a few tablespoons of baking soda into the bottom of the can. The alkali nature of the baking soda will absorb nasty odors like rotten food.
3. If you have a real stink-monster of a trashcan, you may need to take more aggressive action. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and thoroughly spritz the inside walls of your trashcan. (If you have some hydrogen peroxide handy, you can disinfect at the same time). Use an old rag to rub in the vinegar, and then rinse the inside with hot water.