We’re busy with family get togethers this weekend, so I’m posting just a few quick tips.
I love that I can get my garbage disposal clean super easily and at zero cost. I know, I thrill easily. Any of these methods will clean a disposal well.
1. Orange peels have plenty of orange oil that cuts grease to wash it down the drain. Orange oil or other citrus oil is used in many cleaning products, so go to the source with peels from any citrus fruit. I love the clean smell they give to the drain, and you get to eat all that wonderful fruit! We have an orange as a dessert or snack almost every day, so this is an easy one for us.
2, Eggshells clean extremely well with a double threat to yucky stuff. The shells are sharp for scraping action and the raw egg still clinging to the shells grabs onto any food particles and pulls them down the drain. If you use eggs once a week you will get shells often enough to do the job.
3. Bekive it or not, ice cubes do a good job of getting rid of grease and food particles. They solidify any grease so that it can be washed away more easily and the shards of ice make good scrapers.
We use mainly orange peels and eggshells because they are available at our house on a regular basis. They do such a good job that I almost never need to use ice cubes.
When the regular sink drain starts to smell less than wonderful I pour about 1/4-1/3 cup of salt into the drain followed by about 1 Tablespoon of hot water. I let that set as long as possible, and by the time I run water in there again all smells fresh. The salty slurry seems to kill whatever has been trying to grow in the drain. Yay! I buy the larger boxes of salt at Sam’s Club for this, and it’s lots cheaper than buying a cleaning product. I’ve tried baking soda & vinegar, but they did not work that well for me.
Give these easy tricks a try & see if they work for you. Let me know what you think about the results.