How to Keep Your Apartment from Smelling Like Trash

keep apartment from smelling like trash

Bad smells can be tough to beat, especially in a small space. But it’s not impossible. Let’s discuss a few helpful tips for you can keep your apartment from smelling like trash.


Chicago Apartments, Apartment Smell Tips

Bag It Up

Some things are stinkier than others. For especially smelly items, it’s best to bag ‘em up separately before disposing of them in your trash can. This easy extra step will help contain the smell. For best results, take your trash out immediately after disposing of something with a strong odor (like fish or eggs).

Chicago Apartments, Apartment Smell Tips

Try Baking Soda

Baking soda comes to the rescue once again! There are so many reasons to keep a box of it on hand in your kitchen, and here’s another: Baking soda can absorb odors (hence why you see it in stuff like cat litter). Sprinkle some baking soda on the bottom of your trash can to help combat bad smells.

Chicago Apartments, Apartment Smell Tips

Line with Lemons

Lemon peels are another tool you can use to keep your apartment from smelling like trash. The citrus’ peels have the unique ability to cover up some unpleasant scents. Try sticking them between your trash can and the liner to rid your bin of unwanted stenches.

Chicago Apartments, Apartment Smell Tips

Don’t Forget the Bottom of the Bin

You take your trash out every few days, but how often do you clean the bin? Your trash may not be the only stinky thing in your space. If you don’t clean your trash bin out, gross smells can seep to the bottom and stay there for good. Be sure to remove the trash and give your bin a good thorough cleaning about every two weeks to protect your home from unwanted smells.

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