One of the problems in accumulating garbage and throwing it away on a scheduled date is the tendency for it to produce an annoying smell. There’s no denying how disgusting it is for anyone to open the lid of a garbage can only to endure the bad smell that comes from the trash inside it.
While there are no strong regulations that would oblige everyone to keep their garbage at an acceptable odor, there are several ways that can at least help in alleviating the situation. Keeping the smell of our garbage below the stinky level is not only good for our environment but is also good for making our garbage free from gnats and other insects which are usually attracted to the smell of trash.
Use two garbage bags instead of one.
When throwing away items that can rot or decompose, it’s best to throw them in bins that are lined up with two garbage bags. This way, whatever “garbage” juice it produces, you can be sure that it doesn’t escape from the bag and give out a bad smell. Make it a priority to keep extra garbage bags in the house to avoid running out.
Keep a spray bottle filled with bleach and water handy.
You can easily get a spray bottle in the supermarket or a hardware store in various sizes. What you can do is combine some bleach powder with water and then place the mixture in a spray bottle for that instant garbage can DIY spray. Use it to spray the garbage bag in the bin before you place back the lid.
Rinse out used bottles and cans before throwing them away.
After consuming the contents of bottled goods and food items packed in cans, rinse away first the remaining food bits or liquid before throwing them into the trash bin or wastebasket. You can do the same with meat trays and food packaging materials before you throw them into the trash bin. If the trash bin is open, you can place the bottles and cans in a plastic grocery bag then tie it up before throwing it away in the wastebasket. Remember to do the “rinsing” trick to anything you see as a possible source of stinky smell.
Use small trash cans for leftover food.
Line up a small trash can with plastic bag and use it for throwing away leftover food bits. This way, it is easier to put it away more frequently. There’s no need to wait until it fills up to the brim. Simply tie up the end with a rubber band, tape or any material and then place the garbage in a larger trash bin. Sealing the trash will also keep the odor locked in.
Place a car air freshener tree inside the trash bin lid.
If you like using an air freshener, consider getting the familiar car air freshener trees and place one inside the trash bin lid using a packaging tape. Not only will it keep your trash bin smelling good, it will also create a nice smell in the surrounding area.
Bury the stinky smell with a dry loose tea.
If you like buying boxes of tea, you can use some to take off the bad smell in your garbage can. Simply put some dry loose tea inside to keep away the stinky smell.
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