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Do you have old food rotting in your garbage disposal? If you do, you know it smells awful.


Disposal cleaners exist, but they’re usually expensive. Today, I’m going to show you how to skip those products and use ice cubes to clean your garbage disposal. Really.

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These are no ordinary ice cubes. They’re made with more than just water, and you probably already have every ingredient in your kitchen.

You will need:

  • 8 parts water
  • 1 part vinegar
  • Lemon + zester

Once your ice cubes are ready, simply drop one in your drain, turn on the water, run the disposal, and enjoy the freshness.

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Elissa Benzie About the author:
Elissa is a millennial wife and mom with two toddlers. She's neurotic and disorganized, she's over it and exhausted. But it's OK, that's life! Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. 
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