Householders can have a real hard time of it! In fact, there are even Reddit threads dedicated to how hard adulting is and how boring, repetitive maintenance and cleaning tasks within a home can be. The funny thing is that cleaning, cooking, washing, and tidying are pretty low-grade jobs compared to some of the other genuinely disgusting tasks that householders have to do from time to time. Tasks like removing leaf slime from gutters, cleaning toilets, and washing the garbage bins down. With that in mind, the guide below is dedicated to the grosser jobs and how you can make them slightly more bearable.
Garbage bin cleaning
Do you know that there are millions of germs on every garbage bin? Gross, especially if they are happily sitting in your kitchen close to where you prepare and eat food. In fact, that is why it is so important that they are cleaned regularly inside and out.
Garbage bins need regular cleaning
Of course, getting up close and personal and even inside your garbage bin isn’t something that most people enjoy. That is why you should ditch wiping them down with a cloth and take them outside for a hose down instead.
First spray with water, hot if you can manage it, and the dose liberally in an antibacterial cleanser. Let this sit for a few minutes and then get a long-handled brush to scrub away at any encrusted filth, and get inside the bin. Lastly, rinse again and leave outside to air dry before bringing back into the home and adding clean liners and bin scent to keep things as fresh as possible, until the next complete wash down.
Septic tank maintenance
Without a doubt, maintaining your septic tank is one of the most disgusting jobs any householder need to do. After all, human waste is no joke. Of course, like any other essential working part of the home these tanks need to be kept in good condition and this mean’s cleaning them out from time to time.
To make this more bearable, it is highly recommended that you get your septic tank cleaning done by a professional outfit. The reason for this is that not only will they have all the correct safety and hygiene equipment, but also the contents of a septic tank can be damaging to your health. Therefore it not worth the risk of doing it yourself.
Cleaning the toilet
On a similar theme, but a smaller scale, most homeowners will need to clean their toilet from time to time. Of course, this is not such a desirable job either, especially for anyone that is germaphobic in the slightest.
To that end, ditch the toilet brush and bleach and go for dissolving toilet cleaning disks instead that you can drop into the water bowl. In fact, if you haven’t got any of these to hand or don’t like to use too many chemicals in your cleaning you can even use some household items as they do in the clip below to ensure that your toilets are clean and shiny without having to scrub!