Brilliant Home Hack: Use Kitty Litter to Clean the Trash Can

Here’s a cheap and simple solution for that nasty gunk that collects at the bottom of the barrel.

Cat litter is amazing stuff. In previous articles and videos we’ve shown how it can be used to dispose of old paint and clean up nasty spills.

You can also use it to deal with the nasty liquid and smell that sometimes collects at the bottom of the trash can. Simply scoop kitty litter into the can — enough so it generously covers the bottom. Let it sit for 15 minutes to half an hour, and then pour it out. It will absorb the gunk and deodorize the trash container.

In my book, cat litter is up there among the world’s most useful products, alongside baking soda, vinegar, WD-40 and baby oil. We’ve written about the many virtues and applications of those products in the past. Check them out:

What uses have you discovered for cat litter and other common products? Share them in comments below or on our Facebook page.

Stacy Johnson

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