5 Steps to take the trash out safely

Nobodies favourite chore made easier with 5 simple steps from the professionals.

Not GLAMOUROUS household requirement, yet a generational dread. Whether you live alone or have a partner to pass the duty on to, take these steps to keep your trash can odourless and spotless in the safest way.


Step 1: Empty the Trash Can

Put on rubber gloves and empty the bin.


Step 2: Rinse it Out

Rinse with water and if you have outdoor space use a garden hose away from the house. Don’t forget your mask.


Step 3: Spray and Deodorise

Use a disinfectant spray or all-purpose cleaner and spray the inside and outside of the bin. Take about half a cup of baking soda and sprinkle it inside to deodorise it. Leave for 5–10 minutes.


Step 4: Give it a Scrub

Give the bin a really good scrub in all areas. Inside, outside and especially the lid.


Step 5: Rinse and Dry

Once scrubbed to your satisfaction, rinse it again thoroughly and then let it dry off. Make sure it is completely dry before putting in a new bag, such as the GLAD ForceFlex Bag, so no mould-causing moisture gets trapped inside.