Thursday, April 24, 2008

Frugal Friday: Cheap Garbage Disposal Deodorizer

Ok...so this might be a little weird. But after having three Passover seders (plus a mini one in my Shabbat school class) I have a few extra food items around that I was trying to think how to use up. And what do you know? I came up with an inexpensive, yet effective deodorizer for my garbage disposal!

The secret: Fresh parsley!

Since I have quite a good amount left over (which I had bought for 89 cents total at Publix) and I noticed my garbage disposal didn't smell the best, I dropped a small bunch into the disposal and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then after I washed a few dishes, I turned on the disposal and let the clean fragrance fill the air. Mmmm...much better! Plus it's much less expensive than the $3.99 stuff that is sold for this purpose!

Ok, that's my tip for Frugal Friday! For more ideas, head on over to Biblical Womanhood. And let me know if you have any good ideas for deordorizing your home frugally!

Shabbat Shalom!

6 comments:

Niki said...

oooh that's one i never heard before..thanks for sharing!

:)

Katia said...

Shalom Jenny,
Thank you for stopping by again. Wow, the parsley thing is such a great idea.....I have a huge bunch of parsley left also. I was going to add it to my compost, but maybe I will use half for this purpose.
Hope we can be friends. Do you attend a messianic congregation?
((((hugs)))
Katia

Chief Family Officer said...

Thanks, this is a good tip! I always have parsley leftover when I buy it.

Another good deodorizer is lemons. When I need lemon juice, after I've squeezed the lemon, I cut it into small pieces and put them in the garbage disposal.

Sarah said...

Good one! I have leftover parsley hanging out in my fridge right now. I had been wondering what I could do with it.

Pinching Abe said...

I'm like Chief... I use lemon...generally lemon juice. You can clean a coffee pot by using lemon juice, salt and ice and swishing it around. This same principle works for my disposal. I have heard that ice sharpens the blades, but have no concrete proof ;)

Anonymous said...

I would be careful with the ice, salt, and lemon juice...I broke a coffee pot once doing this.