2 Week Spring Cleaning Challenge

Spring Cleaning Garbage

Day 12, Trash Can and Recycling Bin

It’s so easy for trash cans and recycling bins to become dirty as items spill or touch the surface as they are placed in them. A clean, damp sponge sprinkled with baking soda will do the trick, removing dirt and odors.


To keep the trash can and recycling bin smelling fresh, wipe the insides with a lemon from time to time. You can toss the used lemon or lemon peels into the trash as well for added freshness.

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Progress Level: We Saved the Worst For Almost Last

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Lauren Thomann

Lauren Thomann has written about self storage and moving since 2015, making her our storage expert. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Linguistics and has published over 150 articles on moving, storage, and home organization. She is also a contributing writer at and Martha Stewart.

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