Autumn Cleaning – Day 28
How To Clean the Rubbish bins throughout the house
What You Need
A hose (if you have outdoor space) or a bathtub
A clean toilet brush or other long-handled, nylon bristle scrub brush
A disinfectant spray of your choice
Paper towels or old towel
1. Put on your rubber gloves: Cleaning the rubbish bins can be a nasty business, so pull on some rubber gloves!
2. Empty rubbish bins and remove any lingering food particles: After you’ve emptied your rubbish bin, remove any large pieces of food or particles you see in the bottom of the can. Your goal here is just to get rid of any major gunk you can see outright.
3. Wash out the bin: If you have access to a hose, take your rubbish bin outside and hose it down. If you don’t have outdoor space, you can also do this in your bathtub. Pat dry with a paper towel.
4. Spray the bin with a disinfectant: Using a disinfectant cleaner of your choice, liberally spray down the inside and outside of the rubbish bin. Don’t forget the top and bottom of the bin.
5. Scrub the bin: Take a clean toilet brush or other long-handled nylon bristle brush and scrub the bin thoroughly. After scrubbing, let the cleaner sit for 5 minutes.
6. Rinse and dry: Rinse the bin thoroughly with your hose or in the bathtub. Dry with a towel, or let air dry in the sun.
7. Outdoor bins (Council Bins) – All the above steps can be used to clean the outside bins. You could use a long handled stiff garden broom to scrub, and even a pressure cleaner instead of the standard hose. Leave upside down to dry thoroughly before closing and storing, or throwing rubbish in.