, How to Clean a Garbage Can, Joyful Homemaking

Even though I always use a liner (garbage bag) in my kitchen garbage can, it still ends up icky sometimes, especially on the bottom.

, How to Clean a Garbage Can, Joyful Homemaking

There is a nice little tool that works really good for reaching down to the bottom to scrub with…

Yes, it’s a toilet brush! A new one that has never been used in a toilet!

, How to Clean a Garbage Can, Joyful Homemaking

Just add some hot soapy water, and if you prefer, a dash of bleach, and scrub away.

, How to Clean a Garbage Can, Joyful Homemaking

The long brush makes the job so much easier! Rinse the garbage can thoroughly and let dry completely.

Having the right tool makes a nasty job so much simpler.

, How to Clean a Garbage Can, Joyful HomemakingKeep your kitchen garbage can brush separate from your bathroom brush!
I hung mine on the inside of the kitchen sink cabinet.

, How to Clean a Garbage Can, Joyful Homemaking

Happy Cleaning!

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4 Comments

  1. Brilliant! Much better than reaching waaaaaaay down into a stinky trash can with your hands — eeew! And the Dollar Store usually has them, so investing in one exclusively for the trash cans is inexpensive, too. I love repurposing!

  2. I can’t believe I never thought of this! I scrub out all of our trash cans every month, and it is such a pain to reach down in to scrub them. I agree with Lori that picking one up at the dollar store is a cheap investment! Thanks for sharing!

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