Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday: DIY Garbage Can Freshener

Garbage STINKS! No doubt about it. But, as I previously mentioned, I'm all about a nice-smelling place. I do so much to try to have a nice smelling apartment... but that darn garbage can... it gangs up on me! So, what do I do? An easy, DIY air freshener for my garbage can.


*1/2 sponge (cheap ones are fan-freaking-tastic)
*1 tbs vanilla
*1 tsp cinnamon
*1/2 tsp all spice
*paper towels

To DO?
Easy! Just put the sponge, vanilla, cinnamon, and all spice into a bowl and use your fingers to press the vanilla and spices into the sponge. Next, put a few paper towels down on the bottom of your empty garbage can, then put the scented sponge on top of it. throw your usual garbage bag on top and use as normal.... and every time you empty your garbage, enjoy a sweet, homey, cinnamon-apple smell.
All done on the bottom of the garbage...


  1. If possible, place the can in the sun while it dries. The sunlight will destroy any remaining bacteria and help remove any lingering odors.