I have to keep my apartment above a certain level of cleanliness or else I have cockroaches, mold, the burnable trash stinks, and the floor gets covered in lint.
This is my trash system here:
There are a bunch of kinds of different trash. Also my favorite cleaning fluid ever, green-tea scented multi-surface cleaner. In order of how much I have they are:
- Burnable trash
- Bottles (PET, cans, glass and milk cartons are all separate, but I sort them at Seiyu, so they have one trash bag)
- non-burnable trash (There is surprisingly little of this. In 3 months, I haven’t even filled up a small trashbag yet)
The categories aren’t optional, trash has to be sorted like that. For most people the different kinds of trash are picked up on different days, but I have access to a dumpster so I can take care of trash whenever.
I am surprised at how clean I am keeping my apartment. Dishes get washed, the burnable trash is emptied weekly, the trash can is wiped down throughly with my green-tea scented multi-surface cleaner. If I had access to chickens I would probably empty food trash every day to keep the smell from becoming a problem. I mop about every 2 weeks.