Minimize Diaper Pail Odors

After reading a blog on household tips on stinky garbage cans, I thought it might work on the diaper pail. I had tried everything. I emptied it twice a week, bleached it all the time, and used a ton of Lysol, but I felt like I could smell it anyway. The solution was easy and free. Newspaper! It sounds ridiculous but it worked for me.

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Put a little in the bottom under the bag.

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I even put some in the bag. I change the paper everytime I change the bag. It isn’t an immediate answer but I definitely noticed a difference after a couple of days.   🙂

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Sanitizing during and after sickness

We have a nasty stomach virus going around the kid’s schools right now. It is also cold & flu season, and I can’t stand for anyone in the house to get sick. After working in many restuarants, and after taking all the certification tests at the health department, I learned what I think is the best (& cheapest) way to sanitze.

What you need:

bleach (1 capful)
a washcloth or hand towel
sinkful of water

Fill the sink with water, and add 1 capful of bleach. That’s all, no more than that. Throw in your cloth or towel & wipe down everything you can! I normally do some in the kitchen, wipe down that room. Then, I will do some in the bathroom to wipe down. Bleach is very cheap and by using a capful it makes just the right mixture to sanitize. After a few hours the bleach loses its strength so do what you have to do then let the water out.
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That’s my cheap way of getting rid if all the nasty germs around the house.