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Okay, so lets start with that the kitchen is the heart of the home as we all know, but sometimes a smell can linger, and our beloved kitchen bins can start to emit less-than-pleasant smells. We've gathered some creative and effective tips to help with those not so pleasant aromas and keep your kitchen smelling as gorgeous as your home looks after a Lemon Spring Eco Clean. You could be pleasantly surprised with what you already have in your cupboards that can keep the kitchen smelling fresh as a daisy.

1. Baking Soda: The ultimate fairy dust. When it comes to tackling kitchen bin stinks, baking soda is a true hero. Place a small bowl or an open box of baking soda at the bottom of your bin or sprinkle some directly onto the bag or liner. Baking soda works wonders in absorbing and neutralising odours, leaving your bin smelling clean and fresh.

2. Lemon Power: Nature's Freshener. Lemons are not only great for adding zest to your recipes but also for fighting odours in the kitchen as mentioned in our ‘The Power of Lemons’ article. Cut a lemon into quarters and drop a few pieces into your bin. The natural citrus oils will release a refreshing fragrance that masks unpleasant smells. Plus, lemons have antimicrobial properties, adding an extra boost of cleanliness.

3. Coffee Grounds: Aromatic Absorbers for the coffee lovers. Don't throw away those used coffee grounds just yet! Instead, repurpose them as odour absorbers for your kitchen bin. Simply place the coffee grounds in a small bowl or tie them up in a coffee filter and put them in the bin. The coffee will absorb unwanted odours, leaving behind a subtle coffee aroma.

4. Vinegar: The Multi-Purpose Odour Eliminator Vinegar is a versatile and eco-friendly solution for banishing odours. Dilute some white vinegar with water and use it to wipe down the inside of your bin. This helps neutralise odours and disinfects the bin, keeping it smelling fresh and clean. Remember to rinse the bin thoroughly afterward to remove any lingering vinegar scent.

5. Essential Oils: Aromatherapy for Your Bin Essential oils offer a range of delightful scents that can transform your kitchen bin into a fragrant oasis. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil, such as lavender, eucalyptus, or citrus, onto a cotton ball or a cloth. Place the scented item at the bottom of your bin or attach it to the lid. As you dispose of your waste, the aroma will be released, leaving behind a pleasant fragrance.

For all of those who have ‘bin there, done that’ please do let us know which is your favourite and if you have any extra juicy bits to add, sharing is caring everyone! No more holding your breath when opening the kitchen bin! Have a go at those handy tips, we’re excited for your bin transformations.

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Shanette Freeman · October 20, 2023 at 7:20 pm

This is a fantastic idea, not only eco friendly but also could save yourself a fortune.

Lynn Ready · October 20, 2023 at 8:30 pm

My kitchen bin is about to get a makeover, and it’s going to be all thanks to your ingenious tips. I’m so excited to start using coffee grounds, lemons, and all sorts of other household items that you recommended which are already in my cupboard to keep my bin smelling fresh and clean. I can’t wait to see how my friends and family react when they walk into my kitchen and are greeted by the delightful aroma of freshly brewed coffee instead of the usual bin stench.

I’m a big fan of using natural ingredients for cleaning, so these tips are right up my alley. I’m always looking for ways to avoid harsh chemicals, and these methods are both effective/eco-friendly and cheap. Plus, they’re so simple that even the laziest person (me) can do them.

I’m particularly excited to try the coffee grounds tip. I love the smell of coffee, and I can’t wait to see how it works to absorb odors. I’m also curious to see how the lemon tip works. Who will emerge victorious? Only time will tell. But one thing is for sure: my bin is about to get a whole lot fresher.

My kitchen bin is about to become the most popular spot in the house. Everyone is going to want to come and take a whiff of my freshly scented bin. I’m just glad I’ll finally be able to get rid of that lingering odor of last week’s takeout

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