A Surprising Area You Forget to Clean

Looking for some cleaning tips & tricks to freshen up your home? You may think that your kitchen sink and disposal system don’t need to be cleaned. After all, aren’t you constantly washing dishes in it with hot water and soap? Most people are surprised to find that they need to sanitize this area. Cleaning your kitchen sink and disposal isn’t hard, and it can be done with all natural ingredients!

Materials Needed

  • liquid dishwashing soap
  • distilled white vinegar
  • baking soda
  • ice
  • salt
  • lemon (or any other citrus fruit)

Tools Needed

  • old rag
  • paper towels
  • toothbrush

Now let’s get down to business!

  1. Rinse sink with warm water.
  2. Sprinkle the baking soda all over the surface of sink. Rub in, working it into a paste. Rinse.
  3. Soak paper towels in vinegar. Line sink with paper towels and let sit for 25 minutes. Remove towels.
  4. Rinse sink with hot, soapy water.
  5. For areas that are a little harder to get to, like the handles and faucet, use a toothbrush with warm water and soap. Once finished, rinse everything off a final time and dry with an old rag.

For Disposal System:

  1. Place a half cup of baking soda into the disposal. Then pour in one cup of vinegar. Here’s the fun part: this mixture will bubble, pop, and fizz. Let sit for a couple of minutes.
  2. Boil several cups of hot water. Once boiling, pour down the drain.
  3. Put two to three cups of ice into the disposal. On top of the ice, pour a cup of salt. Run the disposal with cold water running out of the faucet, until the ice is gone. The salt loosens old food particles and grime from the inner parts of the disposal.
  4. Cut your citrus fruit in half. Add to disposal, one at a time, with water running and disposal on. This step will ensure that the system is completely deodorized and will have the whole kitchen smelling fresh in no time!