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Clean and Deodorize Sink And Tub Drains With Natural Cleaners

Updated on November 2, 2015

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Clean Your Sink Naturally

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Clean And Deodorize Sink Drains and Garbage Disposals With Baking Soda And Vinegar!

Clean and Deodorize sink drains with natural cleaners.

Pour 1/4 cup of baking soda down your drawn, then pour 1/2 cup vinegar down the drain.

It will foam. Kids love to watch this. Let it sit for half an hour, then pour hot water down the drain.

Repeat once a month. You will have clean, fresh sink drains for a fraction of the store-bought cleaners. Plus, it is all natural with no toxic fumes so you can safely clean around your kids.

Use orange peels to clean and deodorize your garbage disposal

Use orange peels to clean and deodorize your garbage disposal
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Clean And Deodorize Sink Drains and Garbage Disposals With Citrus Fruit Peels!

Do you have an orange, lime or lemon past its prime?

Cut it up into quarters or smaller (peels and all), throw them in the garbage disposal, turn the hot water on and turn the garbage disposal on.

Turn off the garbage disposal when it sounds like it is done grinding up the citrus fruit.

Voila! You have a clean, fresh-smelling sink drain and garbage disposal!

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Use Ice To Clean Garbage Disposal Blades

Throw a few ice cubes down the garbage disposal.

Use smaller ice cubes for older garbage disposals since they may not be as strong as the newer garbage disposals.

Pour rock salt down the drain on top of the ice and turn it on to clean the blades on your garbage disposal.

The rock salt and ice combination will help to loosen grime and old food from your garbage disposal which will help it to smell better!

Clean And Deodorize Sink Stopper

To clean and deodorize your sink stopper, place them in your dishwasher with the rest of your dishes.

Your sink stopper will come out clean and odor-free!

Clean And Deodorize Your Sink With Baking Soda

Wet up your sink and turn the water off. Sprinkle some baking soda all over the sink.

Scrub the sink with a moist sponge and Voila! You have a clean and deodorized sink! The baking soda works as an abrasive and a deodorizer.

Use An Old Toothbrush To Clean Sinks and Faucets.

Use An Old Toothbrush To Clean Sinks and Faucets.
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Use A Toothbrush To Clean Your Sink

To clean the area around your sink drain, put some baking soda on a wet toothbrush and scrub.

You should be able to loosen any dirt with the toothbrush. Rinse when you are done scrubbing your sink.

To clean your sink faucet and handle, use a wet toothbrush with either baking soda or any other mild cleaner and scrub around your sink faucet and handle crevices.

Wipe down with a wet towel when you are done to remove the cleaner.

Store Bought Sink And Drain Cleaners

If you have a clogged sink drain, it could cause your whole kitchen to stink!

Store bought sink and drain cleaners could be harsh, but there are a few natural products that you could buy in the store or online that could help you immensely.

Lye is natural and is good for clogged drains. You can find Pure Lye Drain Opener for only $3.34 a pound. That's a lot cheaper than a plumber!

Another great product for unclogging drains is the Cobra Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool.

I have one of these and I love it! I have been able to unclog my kitchen and bathroom drains every time with it.

You hold the handle and put the rest of the Zip-It down the drain. The zip it is covered with little knobby edges that grab anything that it touches in the drain.

When you pull the Zip-It back up, it pulls everything out of the drain that it touches. It's gross, but it works!

If you look at the picture to the right, I found a good deal.

They are selling on Amazon for only $2! Since you don't need a plumber or harsh chemicals, you will save tons of money and time with the Zip-It!

Video: How The Zip-It Drain Tool Unclogs Drains


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      Lareene 2 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Very helpful.

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      caseymel 3 years ago from Indiana

      Hi Peter, By not putting scraps down the drain and instead giving it an extra life in the form of compost, you will definitely cut down on any clogs. Great thinking!

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      Peter 3 years ago

      We started a comopst bin this spring. Fruit and vegetable scraps that used to go down the garbage disposal(including coffee grounds) go in the comopst bin. We are also going to start an earthworm farm to convert those scraps to comopst.Other food scraps that aren't suitable for comopsting go in the garbage.

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      Hassan 3 years ago

      Hi There Donna Adams,Thanks for the info, Just about each family home in the natoin has a garbage disposal of some type. Though, when the device breaks down, most buyers will also attain for the cellular phone to contact a repairman. For all those that do not dwell in an apartment structure or complicated exactly where servicing is involved, this could turned out to be extremely expensive. Master the fundamentals of rubbish disposal restore and keep that dollars in your pocket where by it belongs.Cheers

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      Sharilee Swaity 3 years ago from Canada

      These are great tips! I do often use baking soda and vinegar for cleaning, because I prefer natural products as much as possible. I really like your tip of putting an old orange or lemon in the garbage disposal. Our new house has one, and I wasn't sure of what to do, to take care of it. Great article!

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      caseymel 4 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks gags3480! Sinks are usually the source of bad smells in the kitchen and bathroom. I have also researched this topic since I am the cleaner in our house. I'm always trying to find different ways to clean things! Thanks for voting up and sharing!

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Really helpful hub. Presented in a good manner.

      Voted up & shared.