Clean House: Garbage Disposal Trick

Article Posted By: Laura Sullivan

of The Home Depot

garbage disposal cleaning trick: use vinegar and lemons

Q: How can I keep my garbage disposal from being so stinky?

A: You can definitely use a solvent-based drain cleaner, which will clean, degrease and deodorize. A fresh citrus scent is a bonus.

Another DIY solution is to make your own citrus cleansing cubes for the disposal, a little trick we picked up from the excellent lifestyle blog Turnstyle Vogue. Grab a few ice cube trays. Dice up some lemon into pieces small enough to fit into the trays, then place one piece into each ice cube slot. Fill the trays with vinegar and freeze. In the end you’ll have frozen vinegar cubes that look like what you see in the photo above. Toss one of those cubes into your garbage disposal and let it run for a few seconds, and you’ll have a clean disposal.

Read more of our Clean House cleaning tips here on the Apron blog. And check out The Home Depot’s online Cleaning Supplies page for everything you need to keep your kitchen, bathroom and all of your household spic and span.

Photo via Turnstyle Vogue

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