When it comes to cleaning and disinfecting your garbage disposal, most people don’t think FUN!
Hopefully we can change your mind on that with a little Fergalicious and some amazingly easy DIY, odor-neutralizing tablets for your disposal! Feel free to sing this diddy while you make your own citrus-scented “Disposal Lumps”.
MY DISPOSAL LUMPS
*DIY Directions below!* (To the tune of My Humps, by the Black Eyed Peas)
What you gon’ do with all that junk? All that junk and all that gunk? I’ma get, get, get, get that gunk Get that gunk off with this lump! My lump. My lump. My lump, my lump, my lump. My lump, my lump, my lump. My lovely disposal lumps (Check it out)
My disposal drives me crazy! I use it on the daily. I treat it really nicely. I dispose of wisely. Don’t dispose of prawns, uh Even though I wanna. When I’m parin’ I am sparin’ Citrus rinds as I’m preparin’ my Dinner, I am tasked with. Leftovers to the trash with. Except for veggies (just a smidgeon) Rinsed down the drain, then I’m not quittin’. So there’s no debating If my disposal will need snaking. So let’s begin creating, I’ll start the demonstrating Of my lumps. My lumps, my lumps, my lumps. My lovely Disposal Lumps.
Now that we’ve got you singing the tune of garbage disposal maintenance, here’s a simple recipe we modified from Popsugar to create our homemade garbage disposal refreshers (and they’re super affordable to make)! The baking soda helps neutralize odors, the salt helps eat away old food parts, and the citrus zest gives it a refreshing scent!
What You Need:
• ¾ c. Baking Soda • ½ c. Salt • ½ tsp. Dish Soap • ½ Lemon • ¼ Orange • Cookie Sheet • Parchment paper • Tablespoon or Teaspoon • Glass jar or sealable glass storage container
Directions: 1. Gather ingredients. Mix baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl until it stops being lumpy.
2. Zest half the lemon and half the orange into the salt and baking soda mixture. Add dish soap.
3. Squeeze in the juice of ½ lemon and ¼ orange. (Technically 3 Tbs of any citrus juice will do, but we like this combo most!)
4. Mix ingredients until they look like coarse sand.
5. Cover the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using the tablespoon or teaspoon, compact mixture into the spoon and scoop onto the sheet. Allow to dry overnight.
6. Store in airtight container near the sink. Drop a couple in the disposal, run the water and turn on the garbage disposal whenever it needs refreshing!
Feeling inspired by our lovely Disposal Lumps? Did you know you can’t just lump everything into the disposal? Find out what you can and can’t dispose of with this blog post!