Friday, May 25, 2012

Garbage Disposal Cleaner/Deodorizer

My sense of smell has been fine-tuned since becoming a parent.  Sure I can smell a poopy diaper from a mile away, I can even smell a wet diaper!  Weird and a little gross.  One smell that always gets me is the garbage disposal.  Every so often it just smells nasty and I've never really found anything on the market that I liked to use to clean it up.  A while back I did some internet searching of DIY remedies and now I have two easy ways to keep the disposal clean and smelling pretty.  Two toddlers make enough bad smells around without having to worry about the sink too.

For a quick disposal cleaner pour white vinegar into an ice-cube tray and let it freeze overnight.  After the cubes are frozen you can pop them out of the tray and put them into a freezer bag so they are ready to go.  Anytime the disposal seems gross, turn it on and toss a cube down the drain.  The ice helps to clean the blades and it helps with the smell too.

(don't you just love my cute little star ice-cubes?  Dollar Store, yeah.)

But the real secret to keeping the disposal smelling fresh?

Lemons.  Whenever I have a left over lemon wedge I toss it in  the disposal (while it's running) and the sink is instantly unoffensive.   Cool huh?

Have a very happy Memorial Day weekend!


  1. You've got more than 5 stars for that idea! Yep the lemons work perfect too. and oh, the running water.

  2. Thanks Skip! I'm glad you liked it.

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