Cleaning your outdoor garbage can is necessary and it’s high time to do it

outdoor garbage can

The heat can make your outdoor garbage can stink like nobody’s business

We’ll admit it: cleaning the outdoor garbage can isn’t our favourite of the household chores. It’s smelly and gross and we’d rather not do it. Yet it is wise to clean it every now and then, especially when tropical temperatures are due to hit where you live.

This easy cleaning tip will help your get the job done in no time.

Odour nuisance

The temperature within your garbage can can get really high when it’s standing right in the blazing sun. All of the waste that’s still in the garbage can will spoil even sooner and the result? The garbage will stink everything up! Of course, we’d like to prevent any odour nuisance if at all possible. So, a good task for today or this weekend is to properly clean your outdoor garbage can. What’s the best way to do this? It can be done very easily with two cleaning agents you probably already have in your kitchen cabinet.

What do you need?

  • dish soap
  • 200 ml white vinegar
  • a spray bottle
  • sponge or brush
  • garden hose

This is how it works:

Cleaning the garbage can properly will be a lot easier than you might have previously thought. All you need to do is fill the spray bottle with a splash of dish soap (one or two fingers) and add the 200 ml of white vinegar to this. Close the bottle and shake it properly so the ingredients are mixed together well. Next, spray the entire garbage can with this mixture. Repeat the spraying three times so you will remove all of the nasty smells and the plastic will become grease-free. The next step is to wash the garbage can with some dish soap and hot water. Scrub any remaining dirt away with a sponge or a brush. Rinse the garbage can with the garden hose, let it dry and voilà! You’ve got yourself a perfectly clean outdoor garbage can!

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Source: LibelleTV | Image: video still