Thursday, May 19, 2011

Household Tip Thursday - How to clean your garbage disposal

Ok, today I thought I would post something a little different and share one of my household cleaning tips.
Just call me Suzy Homemaker - HA HA.

About once a week, or whenever I remember - I like to clean my garbage disposal.
Think about all the stuff you put down that thing - disgusting really. 

I like to use homemade cleaning products when I can - so good old baking soda and vinegar are perfect for this project.  Just dump about 1/2 cup or so of baking soda down the drain, then pour in 1/2 cup white vinegar.  Let it sit for at least 20 minutes.  Rinse with hot water, while running your garbage disposal.

Yay - no more smelly garbage disposal!  You can also put the plug in the dishwasher, so don't forget to do that every now and then too. 

So how did you like Household Tip Thursday?


  1. thanks for the info. I just got a new garbage disposal...check out how here: I promise to take better care of the new one, starting with this tip!

  2. Timely post (for me) because I just got a new garbage disposal! We seem to have bad luck with them, this is the third or fourth time we've replaced it in ten years. We switched brands this time because the brand we had has a bad reputation for corroding.

    I use the baking soda/vinegar combo to clean mine, too. I also put ice through it every month to keep the blades sharp.

  3. can also be helpful here.


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