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March 22, 2018

Hello Everyone,

Sure, a trash can isn't going to end up smelling like roses,
but is it too much to ask that it not smell up our entire
house? Trash can odors have a way of drifting from room to room. You may have to follow the smell for a while to locate the source, but usually, it's the trash that is making the entire house smell pungent. Bad smelling garbage isn't just an annoyance -- it can also attract bugs, flies, mice, rats and raccoons.

Here's a few tips on how to eliminate garbage odors:

1. Baking soda - Sprinkle it in the bottom of a trash can
or directly into the trash to help absorb stinky odors.
As an added bonus, baking soda is great for scrubbing out
your trash can to remove odors that may have seeped into it.

2. Cat litter in the bottom of your trash can will keep
moisture and trashy odors from invading your home. The cat litter absorbs odors and liquids, leaving a fresh scent in the vicinity of the trash. After a week or when the cat litter becomes damp with moisture, just dump it out and add some more.

3. Dryer sheets make another great anti-odor tool for your
trash. Toss a dryer sheet into the trash can and stinky
odors will be a thing of the past. It doesn't even need to
be a new dryer sheet. You'll still get plenty of bang for
your buck with used dryer sheets which can still block odors in your trash.

Handy Hints Holly

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Hint 1:

Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights - lasts 6 weeks.


Here's a bright idea - visit the Flashlight Department
for great deals on everything
from LEDs to Lanterns


Hint 2:

Clean your microwave with ease by boiling a cup of water in it first. Why?

Because the steam from the water condenses on the walls, loosening the caked-on food. This makes it easy to wipe it off. This same trick actually works pretty well in the oven.