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Frugal Tip: Cheap Garbage Disposal Deodorizers

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 1 comments
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Image: Clean Your Garbage Disposal With These
Do you have a garbage disposal? Do you have problems with smell in your garbage disposal?

Do you spend money on deodorizing tablets to toss down the garbage disposal?

Well, let me help you with that...

Cheap Garbage Disposal Cleaner/Deodorizer
-- Slice lemons, put in one slice in each ice cube tray section and cover with vinegar. Do not dilute it. Freeze and then store the ice cubes in a Ziplock bag.

Pop one of these little cubes in the garbage disposal when needed, and grind away!

Jessica Lyn Larrew suggested: If you freeze them with salt in the water, the salt will help clean your disposal blades too!

Picture and idea from: turnstylevogue.com
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From our Facebook fan page:

Susan Tripp posted: Good one - thanks

Carmen Whittaker posted: Great idea!!! Thanks

Marva Nic Bran posted: Thanks...will try it soon

Michelle Stricklin Williams posted: GREAT IDEA! I pour about a cup of vinegar in my dishwasher to help with gunk and funk. Works great, keeps drains clean and unclogged!

Mizkan Americas Inc 07241200402 Pantry Mate White Distilled Vinegar - All purpose vinegar reduced with water to 5% acidity. For use as a natural household cleaning product.Frieda's Meyer Lemons - Makes perfect homemade lemonade!
Shopping Suggestions:
Mizkan White Distilled Vinegar
Frieda's Meyer Lemons
Spices For Less - Kosher Salt
Summit Brands Disposer Care

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    the maintenance guy in my apartment building said that some of the odor problems in especially older garbage disposals, comes about because of gunk building up under the rim of the garbage disposal. he said when pouring your cleaning solution down, use a "new" toilet bowl brush to swoosh it around to loosen it up. said you may have to do this several times the first time you attempt to do this. but to do this every once in a while to keep gunk from building up and remember he said "new" brush only for the sink! :)

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