How to clean your kitchen counters and trash can

How to Clean Your Kitchen Countertops and Trash Can

For most families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a place where people congregate for conversations, family meals, makeshift arts and crafts and much more. Yet with so many people spending time in this room, as well as the addition of food – it’s important to keep the kitchen as safe and sanitary as possible. This is particularly necessary for your kitchen countertops and trash can, which are exposed to many types of bacteria and germs.

How to clean countertops

With so much happening on your countertops from chopping and preparing food to cooking and storage, spillages and cross-contaminations can be common. To look after your countertop surfaces, you should wipe up any food residue, liquid or grime as soon as they appear. To clean your countertops, we would recommend a strong antibacterial cleaner such as Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner.

For best results, follow the instructions below:

Step 1 – Spray the surface until thoroughly wet.

Step 2 – Let stand for 5 minutes.

Step 3 – Wipe away with a paper towel.

Please note, no rinsing is required.

How to disinfect countertops

As your countertops are so often exposed to food and therefore viruses, there are times that you will not only want a cleaner, but something for sanitizing and disinfecting countertops, too. In these instances, use  Kitchen Pro Antibacterial Cleaner Trigger using the steps below:

Step 1 – Spray your countertop until wet.

Step 2 – Leave for 30 seconds to sanitize, or 2 minutes to disinfect.

Step 3 – Wipe away, rinsing all food contact surfaces with water after use.

How to clean your trash can

It goes without saying that germs live in and around your trash can. Thanks to leftover food, drinks, containers and more, your trash can requires regular maintenance. Without this, it will not only develop an unpleasant odor, but carry bacteria that can be harmful to you and your family.

First, here are some of our top tips for minimizing germs and bad smells surrounding your bin:

- Use a garbage bag with a lid to keep bad smells contained.

- Opt for a smaller trash can and try to empty it daily; you can collect weekly smaller bags in a large one for trash collection day.

- Make it easier to stick to a schedule by cleaning the can thoroughly every trash day.

If you stick with these useful pointers, it shouldn’t be so unpleasant when the time comes to clean your trash can. Of course, when it comes to your kitchen trash can, cleaning should also mean keeping it sanitized and disinfected from bacteria.

We would recommend using Lysol® Kitchen Pro Antibacterial Trigger when you do your deep clean:

Step 1 – Spray the inside and outside of the trash can as well as the lid.

Step 2 – Leave for 30 seconds to sanitize, or 2 minutes to disinfect.

Step 3 – Wipe away.

Please note, you should wipe down the outside of the trash can and lid daily with a Lysol® Disinfecting Wipe. And, every time that you take out the trash, give the inside of the trash can a spray with Lysol® Disinfectant Spray before you put in a new bag. This will help to kill the bacteria that causes odors.

Your kitchen is undoubtedly a place for sharing, but this should not be the case when it comes to germs. With Lysol®, you can make sure that your kitchen countertops and trash can are not only sparkling clean, but thoroughly sanitized for your family!