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How to Clean a Smelly Diaper Pail

Posted by Andres Jimenez on
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Many of us think that our kitchens are the smelliest parts of our home, that is until we have a baby and discover the odors associated with a diaper pail.  A diaper pail is a necessity for any new parents, since it keeps used diapers in a contained, enclosed area, where they may be disposed of easily.  But, even the highest-end diaper pail is going to end up with some odors, either on the inside or emanating out into the room.

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Tips for Cleaning a Smelly Diaper Pail

So, once you’ve emptied the garbage pail, it’s time to get cleaning.  Fortunately, a diaper pail is easy to clean, as well as deodorize.  Just follow these steps below and you will be able to enjoy fresh, clean air and a clean pail that’s as good as new.

Step #1: Prop it open, and then get a bowl that’s filled with warm water mixed with dish soap such as Grab Green Liquid Dish Soap

Step #2: Grab a sponge or cloth and dip it into the soapy water before scrubbing the inside.  You want to clean the entire inside and outside of the pail.  For any tougher residue, you can use a scrub brush, scrubbing in a circular motion to break any residue up before wiping it away.  Keep in mind that you’ll need to clean the pail in a way that’s sanitary to avoid cross-contamination.  Might be helpful to clean it outside.  This is to avoid cross-contaminating other surfaces of your home.

Step #3: Once your baby diaper pail is completely clean, you can wipe it dry with a dry cloth.  Keep it propped open while it dries to avoid mildew from developing.

Note: Cleaning your diaper pail will properly disinfect it and leave it looking as clean as new.  But, sometimes odors can linger.  Fortunately, Grab Green Baby Diaper Pail Odor Removal Spray is made specially for the task.  Zinc ricinoleate acts as the perfect alternative to harsh chemical deodorizers, removing strong smells without bringing unwanted fumes into your baby’s room.  Spray the inside of the diaper pail liberally once the pail has fully dried, and you can close the lid.

Tips for Keeping Your Diaper Pail from Causing Odors

We recommend cleaning the pail about once a week, to keep it clean and keep odors at bay.  You can go further to prevent odors from occurring as much as possible by following these tips below.

Tip #1: Don’t slack on emptying the pail.  It doesn’t need to be filled to the top in order to warrant being emptied.  We know you may not like the idea of wasting garbage bags, but it’s fine to empty the pail daily if need be.

Tip #2: Fold the diapers over to prevent what’s on them from smearing onto the inside of the pail, causing odors to stick around long after you’ve emptied what’s inside. 

Tip #3: Make sure you have a diaper pail that has a solid seal, so that when it’s closed, it’s harder for odors to make their way into the room.  If the odor of your pail is bothering you when you just step into the room, then that means that you may need a new pail with a much better seal.

Say Goodbye to Diaper Pail Odors Once and For All!

Grab Green Home has developed a line of products made specially for baby care.  Our diaper pail spray, along with all of our baby products, consist mainly of plant-derived ingredients that are known to be gentle.  They don’t produce toxic fumes that you have to worry about you or your baby breathing in throughout the day.  Most importantly, they work very effectively, proving that mother nature can take care of our daily baby care needs.  Our odor removal spray can perfectly kill odors emanating from your diaper pail, but remember that at the end of the day, you still need to clean that pail regularly to keep things odor-free and sanitary.

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