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5 Brilliant Ways to Deep Clean Your Smelly Garbage Disposal

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Funny smells coming from your garbage disposal?

Well, you will love this post where I reveal 5 tips and tricks to deep clean your stinky garbage disposal in no time.

If you want to have your kitchen sink smelling fabulously fresh again, then cleaning out your garbage disposal is a must.

Keep scrolling below to check out these awesome sink cleaning hacks!


5 Ways to Clean Your Smelly Garbage Disposal

1.Use a toothbrush to clean grime and food residue from your garbage disposal flaps.

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Old food residue is often times the culprit for funky smells coming from your kitchen sink.  Use an old toothbrush and soapy water to clean your garbage disposal flanges.

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2. Make Vinegar & Lemon Ice cubes to deodorize your garbage disposal. 

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Fill an ice tray with White Vinegar and pieces of lemon. Freeze and drop a couple of these in your garbage disposal. Let it run for 10 seconds and voila! Smells-be-gone!

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3. Make you own DIY Garbage Disposal Bombs using baking soda. 

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Here’s a quick and easy recipe for DIY garbage disposal bombs:

Take a few tablespoons of dish soap, baking soda, salt and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Shape your bombs, and let them sit out on the counter for 24 hours or until hardened. Now you have a quick pick-me-up for your garbage disposal whenever smells start to take over.

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4. Use coffee grounds to get rid of weird smells coming from your garbage disposal. 

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Coffee grounds are great for getting rid of bad smells coming from your garbage disposal. Make these deodorizing tablets with coffee grounds, Epsom salt, baking soda and vinegar.

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5. Use Rock Salt, Vinegar and Lemon to loosen grime and food residue in your garbage disposal.

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Rock Salt is great to use as a cleaner for your garbage disposal because of its texture. Pour a few cups down your drain and turn on your garbage disposal for 10 seconds to experience a seriously clean and smell free kitchen sink.

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7 Brilliant Cleaning and Organizing Ideas for a Tidy Fridge

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Your fridge will stay clean and organized with these simple ideas! These tidy tips for your refrigerator are a clean freak’s dream!


Fridge Cleaning and Organizing Ideas

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1. Keep snacks organized in the fridge with a simple drawer. 

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Using a plastic drawer in the fridge is a great way to keep small snacks organized and in reach of the kiddos.

2. Use Press n’ Seal to protect your shelves from spills. 

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Use Press n’ Seal to cover your fridge shelves. This will protect them from spills and make sure that your shelves stay clean for longer saving you more time in your cleaning routine.  For more fridge organizing hacks, you might enjoy this post.

3. Remember to sanitize your fridge handles frequently. 

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Your refrigerator door handles are some of the most germ ridden items in your home. Remember to clean your refrigerator door handles often to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. For more items in your home that you should always be OCD cleaning, check out this post.

4. Keep your fridge smelling fresh with a bowl of oatmeal. 

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A small bowl of uncooked oatmeal can be placed in your fridge to absorb odors. This is an all-natural method to keeping your fridge smelling fresh and clean. For more ways to make your home smelling amazing all the time, check out this post.

5. Store chopped fruit and veggies in the freezer in labeled containers. 

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Save a ton of space in your fridge by storing chopped fruit and veggies in labeled containers. This organizing hack comes from Japan! For more amazing Japanese home organizing ideas, you might enjoy this post.

6. Use a Lazy Susan to store condiments. 

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Not only does the Lazy Susan keep your condiments organized, it also saves a ton of space!

7. Use simple condiment containers to get rid of bulky bottles. 

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Save even more space in your fridge by using similar condiment containers to get rid of bulky bottles for your sauces.

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7 Simple Cleaning and Organizing Hacks for Pet Owners

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These cleaning and organizing ideas are perfect for pet owners! If you have a little fur ball running around, then these tips and tricks for keeping your home neat and clean are a must-know.


Cleaning and Organizing Ideas for Pet Owners

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1. Add a chalkboard panel to the door of the cabinet where you store pet food. 

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This will work wonders if you have a pet sitter, so that they know when the next feeding should be. Its also perfect for writing reminders for important dates such as the next dosage for heart worm medicine.

2. Re-purpose a milk jug into a kitty litter scoop. 

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When in a pinch, you can use an old milk jug as a kitty litter scooper. All you will need is a hole puncher to make this thrifty version of the real thing.

3. Get rid of lingering pet odors in your car with a bowl of vinegar. 

This is an old trick that works very well for those who smoke and are perfect for pet owners who allow there furry friends to enjoy car rides. Place a bowl of white vinegar in your car overnight to help absorb odors left behind from your pet. For more pet stain and odor removal hacks you might enjoy this post.

4. Use labeled bins to store and organize pet foods. 

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This works especially well for those with several different kind of pets or those who have pets who require different types of food. Simply use a plastic container to store the food and label accordingly.

5. Make a hidden crate using a side table and a small curtain. 

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There’s a better way to hide your pet’s crate and this is it! Simply hide your crate underneath a side table with a small curtain to cover it when not in use.

6. Use a Swiffer to collect pet hair from carpet. 

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The Swiffer wet jet is an awsome cleaning tool and with out the cleaning pads, it works wonderfully to collect pet hair from your floors and furniture.

7. Add parsley to your dog’s food to freshen his breath. 

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Freshen up your dog’s breath by adding a few pieces of parsley to his dog food! He will never know and you will get to enjoy even more of his slobbery kisses.

I really hope you enjoyed these quick tips on different ways that you can clean and organize your home as a pet owner. For more incredible pet hacks check out: 7 Miracle Pet Odor Hacks Everyone Needs In Their Cleaning Arsenal

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11 of the BEST Organizing Ideas for Your First Home

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Moving into your first home can be very exciting! Here’s a collection of home ideas that will inspire you to keep your new house happy, neat and organized for a very long time.


Organizing Ideas for First-Time Homeowners

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1. Organize your important documents using color coded folders. 

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It also helps to add very large labels on the sides so that every document can be easily identified.

2. Create a mail and bill command center.

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Never be late on a bill or miss any important dates by simply setting up a bill and mail command center in your kitchen or near an entry way. Fill it with things such as a wall calendar, mail supplies and bins to keep things orderly.

3. Organize kitchen supplies and utensils using plastic bins and labeling. 

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You can easily keep your kitchen cabinets organized by storing supplies in labeled plastic containers. For more kitchen organizing ideas, check out this post.

4. Near your entrance, use a pebbled filled tray to collect shoes. 

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Get a tray and fill it with pebbles. Place it near your entrance or mudroom to organize boots and shoes to prevent from tracking messes into your home.

5. Color code and label the switches in your circuit breaker.

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When you have electrical problems things can get stressful if you do not know which breaker switch coordinates with each room of your house. Color code and label them to save time and energy.

6. Label and organize medicine to prevent confusion. 

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Keep your medicine cabinets super organized by using labeled bins to store pain killers, cold medicine and first aid supplies.

7. Organize laundry room supplies with a Lazy Susan. 

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Use a Lazy Susan to organize laundry room essentials. Not only does it saves space, but makes all items freely accessible when needed. For more laundry room ideas, check out this post.

8. Create a box to keep your favorite recipes organized. 

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You can reuse a small shoe box to store and organize your favorite recipes.

9. Organize your shower essentials with labels. 

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Easily organize “his and her” shower essentials with a labeled shower rack. For more bathroom organizing ideas, you might enjoy this post.

10. Organize your linen closet this way to keep it tidy. 

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Following this method is the best way to keep your linen closet organized and tidy. For more linen closet organizing ideas, you might enjoy this post.

11. Organize your finances with a money board. 

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When moving into your first home, organizing your finances is a must. Why not create a money board in a private area of your home so that you can organize funds for bills, emergencies and leisure activities? This is a great way to see how much physical cash that you have so that you won’t overspend. For more money saving ideas, check out this post.

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