The Garbage Can Cleanup Challenge: Day 28 of a Month-Long Cleaning Challenge
Hello, my fellow homemakers! Can you believe we're almost done with our deep cleaning month? It's been a challenging journey so far, but our homes are looking better than ever before. Today, we're taking on one of the most overlooked areas - our beloved garbage cans! Yes, you read that right. We're going to clean all the garbage cans inside and outside of our homes, and I promise you'll feel a great sense of accomplishment when we're done. So, grab your gloves and let's get started!

First things first, we need to gather all of our garbage cans in one place. This will make it easier for us to clean them all at once, rather than running back and forth. I like to use a garden hose to rinse out the cans thoroughly. After spraying them down, I sprinkle some baking soda in each can and let it sit for a few minutes. Baking soda is excellent for neutralizing odors and killing germs. Once we've let it sit, we can rinse them out again with the hose.

Next, it's time to disinfect our garbage cans. I like to use a mix of vinegar and water as my go-to disinfectant. Simply spray the mixture in, around, and underneath the cans and let it soak for several minutes. You can also use a scrub brush to get rid of any stubborn stains or residue. When you're done, rinse the cans with the garden hose and let them dry in the sun. You can also use a towel to dry them out if you're in a hurry.

Now it's time to tackle the outside garbage cans. These can get pretty gross, especially during the summer months. I use the same method as I did for the inside cans, but I also like to fill a bucket with hot, soapy water to clean the exterior of the cans. Make sure to wash the lid and handles thoroughly, as these are high touch areas. When you're done, rinse them off with the hose and let them dry in the sun.

Finally, it's time to take out the trash! This may seem like a given, but it's one of the most important steps of maintaining clean garbage cans. Always make sure to take out the trash on a regular basis, and never let it overflow. This will not only keep your cans smelling fresh, but it will also prevent pests from making a home in your garbage cans.
Congratulations, you made it through day 28 of our month-long cleaning challenge! We've tackled one of the most odorous and overlooked areas of our homes, and I hope you feel a great sense of accomplishment. Keeping our garbage cans clean not only makes our homes look and smell better, but it also promotes a healthy living environment. With a little bit of elbow grease and determination, we can keep our homes sparkling clean year-round. Stay tuned for our final challenge on day 30!


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