The days are getting shorter and cold weather will soon be here. This week's household assignment is to clean out the trash cans.I don't enjoy this task but by the end of the summer, the collection cans and the household cans get pretty dirty and sometimes smelly inside and trust me, this is not a job to do once it gets cold.
On trash day this week, as you collect the trash, grab the cans and bring them outside. Line up all the cans near a hose. Pour a splash of a disinfecting cleaner that is environmentally safe into the bottom, fill the cans part way with water and let them sit in the sun for an hour or so. After a good soak, use a long handled broom to "scrub" the inside of the cans. Scrub the outside of the cans with water and a scrub brush. Once they are all brushed out, dump the water out to water the bushes and if needed, rinse them out. Turn the cans upside down and leave to dry for another hour or so.
TIP: Before putting bags back in the clean cans, place a section of newspaper in the bottom. The newspaper will absorb any accidental leaks that may occur. I also place a layer of newspaper in the bottom of my large collection cans each week before putting any bags in to catch any spills.
Have a great week!