Since today is reader appreciation day, I thought an “ask the audience” would be appropriate here. What is your best cleaning tip? This could be anything from your never-fail stain removal method to the easiest way to get the kids to clean up after themselves.
My tip ‘o’ the day is about keeping pets out of the trash. If putting a trash can in a cabinet or using a covered trash can is not an option, just use the drawstring type bags. Keep the drawstring drawn at all times. This won’t keep a terribly determined animal out of your trash, but it provides a subterfuge for the time being until you can get a trash can with a lid or you can train your animal to stay out of the trash. (Easier said than done, I know!)