My trash can and I have been at war since May 2015.
Despite my diligence, the trash stinks. I use a scrap bowl while I cook not because I'm efficient (ha!), but because I dread pressing my foot on the lever at the bottom and releasing the foul odors into my apartment.
And the problem is even more embarrassing (and unpleasant) when guests are over. Nothing undoes the sweet scent of sautéeing onions or the candle I lit in the entryway (yeah, sure) like the stench of my trash.
The best thing to do: Take out the trash every night. But as someone who accidentally bought a trash can that requires pricey name brand bags (stupid, but innocent, mistake), I must fill it up.
Trash smells, and that's the hard truth. But what makes this sad reality bearable is that there are tricks that will help keep your trash as least smelly as possible.
How do you keep the trash from perfuming your home with less-than-pleasant odors? Give us your tips in the comments!