How to Freshen a Stinky Trashcan – Naturally!

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Yes.  The trash can.  It’s the stinkiest of the stinkies, isn’t it?  I sometimes wonder if God knew what he was doing when he created trash. And then I remember, he didn’t create the trash, we did.

And in this house, we tend to create a lot of it, most of which is left lying around on the table or the counter or the sideboard in the den. That drives me bonkers.  Batty, if you will.

But eventually it does all make it to the trash can {unless it makes it into Hot Shot’s tummy, but we’ll stop there}.

Back to the stinky trash can.  I’d had it and finally decided to nail down a routine on how to freshen a stinky trashcan and do it naturally. If you’ve been following along with this series, you know how neither Morgan nor I can stomach chemically smells.  Blech.

Here is my trashcan. And it doesn’t stink. Not anymore.

Stop using stinky bags and sprays to get rid of that trashy smell! Here is how to freshen a stinky trashcan... naturally! It's so quick and easy to do!

To freshen your stinky trash can, you need the following:

First take the All Natural All Purpose Cleaner and spray the inside of your trash can.

how to freshen a stinky trashcan

Obviously, you need to take the bag out first and throw it away.  Our trash can has that big plastic insert. I’m a fan…I think.  I’m sure I could do without it, but there is something about it that makes me happy.

how to freshen a stinky trashcan

Yuck. That’s all so dirty and gross.

how to freshen a stinky trashcan

Like I said before I got distracted with the utter nastiness of my trash can, spray the inside and wipe it out really good.

Next, we’re going to make a deodorizing burrito out of the All Natural Basic Deodorizer and some paper towels.

how to freshen a stinky trashcan

Lay a few paper towels out on your counter and spread some of the mix on one of them.

how to freshen a stinky trashcan

Then, fold the sides in about an inch and roll up the paper towels.

how to freshen a stinky trashcan

Like so.  This is probably the first Deodorizing Burrito you’ve ever seen. You’re welcome. :)

how to freshen a stinky trashcan

Pop the burrito in the bottom of your can and grab a trash bag.

how to freshen a stinky trashcan

Spoon a couple of tablespoons of the Deodorizing Mix into the trash bag.

how to freshen a stinky trashcan

Shake it up, baby.  {if you want, you can twist and shout, too.  I won’t tell anyone.}

how to freshen a stinky trashcan

how to freshen a stinky trashcan

This will help keep you bag fresh too.  We used to use those smelly bags, but they were just toooooo much.

how to freshen a stinky trashcan

This way, it’s subtle and fresh and actually soaks up the stinky odors…naturally!

how to freshen a stinky trashcan

Lastly, spray down the outside of your trash can with the All Natural All Purpose Cleaner and make it shine.

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On a side note, I really hate those streaks on my trashcan.  They are on my dishwasher, too.  Any ideas how to get those off?  No matter what I use, they just stick around.

At least my trash can isn’t stinky anymore.  That’s way more important than a few streaks!

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