Many homeowners rely on a professional cleaning company. But there are lots of ways to keep your home clean and fresh between visits.

Keeping the garbage can and compost container germ-free is one of those chores you need to consider. It's one thing to take the garbage or compost out to get rid of smells, but the container itself needs to be disinfected regularly because bacteria and germs are likely lurking!

MOLLY MAID recommends wiping down your garbage can and compost container with a natural disinfectant, like rubbing alcohol.

How to do it:

  1. Pour some rubbing alcohol onto a microfibre cloth
  2. Wipe down your garbage can and compost container – inside and out.

Do this at least once a week to help get rid of germs and to control the smells that garbage and compost can sometimes leave behind.

Keep an eye out for more great cleaning tips to help stop the spread of germs in your kitchen.