Leftover food and other waste accumulate in the bucket. Over time, all this begins to emit an unpleasant smell. You can, of course, take out the trash more often. But if you don’t throw out too much, the bucket will stand in the apartment for a long time; the smell will inevitably appear. Also, food debris can get on the sides of the bucket.
To avoid washing the bucket every day, soak a cotton ball with some essential oil and place it on the bottom under a garbage bag. This will mask the bad smell.
Some essential oils smell not only good but also have health benefits.
- Tea tree oil and all citrus oils fight bacteria.
- Peppermint oil repels rodents.
- Neem oil repels insects.
Change the cotton balls once a week or every time you throw out the trash. Or throw them directly into the bucket when they start to smell bad.
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However, be careful if your pets like to pop into the trash can. Swallowing a cotton ball with essential oil can poison them.
Adapted and translated by Wiki Avenue Staff
Sources: Life hacker