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This Simple Hack Will Get Rid Of All Odors In The Kitchen

Whip out your rubber gloves and get ready to take on this task

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Sometimes, no matter how hard you scrub, wipe and spray your kitchen with sweet-smelling products, it still ends up with an unappetizing aroma—and we all know that bad odors have no place in cooking corners! 

Do you ever wonder why this happens? If you do, you might be thinking about the possible culprit—and the answer is, it's your garbage can. We often overlook this bacteria-laden kitchen staple thinking that emptying it out is enough. Get rid of the wafting stench in your kitchen with this easy, four-step hack: 

1. Empty out the trash.

Before deep cleaning your garbage cans, don't forget to take the trash out. This seems like an obvious step, but you never know what's lurking in the corners of these bins that hold food residue among other things you've thrown out. 

2. Hose it down. 

Most garbage cans, especially ones with foot pedals, have nooks and crannies that are hard to reach just by wiping them down—sometimes, running water flushes it out best. Take your bins outside and give them a quick bath.

3. Give it a good scrubbing. 

For hard-to-reach areas or stains that weren't removed from hosing down, get an old sponge or a brush you're about to discard, then clean the bins with a combination of detergent and baking soda. 

4. Deep clean and disinfect. 

Depending on the type of garbage cans you have, there might still be grooves that need some extra attention. To make sure they are clean and odor-free, you can use antibacterial wipes or spray with a white vinegar solution when giving it a final wipe down. 

SOURCE: Apartment Therapy — This Weekend: Take Care of Your Kitchen's Biggest Odor Offenders

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