The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

HEEEELP! My Sink Stinks!!!!

Or, actually, more to the point, I think it's the garbage disposal. I don't know what's down there, but it's definitely dead and it's most certainly nasty! As we all know from my famous "sweepin's" posts, I'm not Earth's Greatest House Keeper, but this is really starting to bother me. What's a lazy domestic manager to do? Really, I'm asking you. What can be done to de-stink my sink?!

Oh, and, yes, I did try scouring it....


Blu and Darbi said...

I've always heard pouring baking soda down into the disposal and letting it sit...not sure if it works!

Good luck!

Dearest Jessica said...

Yes, it works! I pour it in wait a minute and turn on the disposal and it goes away!

Becky said...

I bought a disposal cleaner at Wal-Mart. It's a liquid you pour in and it suds up when you run the disposal. It has bleach in it and a citrus smell. Seems to work pretty well.

I've also run vinegar through before and have put orange peel or lemon peel in and run the disposal. All of those things seemed to work for me.

Hope that helps.

: ) B

eric said...

Cut up a lemon into quarters and put each piece in one at a time. Run the disposal, works every time!
Kerri Stetler

DeniseinSC said...

when mine stinks i pour down about three glugs of my palmolive! oh, I've also tried to grind up a lemon. (I've gone through quite a few garbage disposals..hehehe) Love, Denise

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Tarah said...

I would say everything all the others already did. :)

SOOO, drink a large glass of wine, have two bon bons, and ask Aaron to fix it!

Love ya!

Rae said...

Thanks gals! I've got baking soda sitting in there now and I have plans to pick up a lemon when I'm out this afternoon. Though, if I was giving prizes, Tarah's suggestion certainly wins! :)

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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
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  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
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