I don't know about you, but I have been itchin' to give my house a good cleaning after Christmas. I'm only just now taking down my Christmas decorations, so hopefully the house will be back in order before the weekend is over.Now, the reason I'm just now taking down the Christmas decorations is that I was sick all through Christmas. I'm so happy to be feeling like myself again! But, while I was ill, I spent lots of time on the couch. And for some odd reason, my sense of smell was much more keen than usual. I'm not pregnant ;) Let's just say that the throw pillows needed a little freshening. So, as soon as I felt up to it, I stripped the pillows of their covers, grabbed every blanket in sight and tossed them in the wash. That incident got me thinking...it doesn't matter how clean your house is if it doesn't smell clean. The biggest "trouble spot" in my home is the kitchen. Between the trash can, cat food, and garbage disposal, I sometimes feel like I'm fighting a losing battle.
So, I couldn't wait to test the all natural garbage disposal cleaner that I found on Pinterest. I got out my ice trays, filled them with cut up lemons and vinegar and popped them back in the freezer, according the directions. But, I sort of forgot about them. So, for a few days, every time I'd open the refrigerator, this smell would overtake me. And every time I would walk past a particular spot in the kitchen, there was that smell. It was kind of like walking on certain board that creaks every time you step on it. For the Modern Family fans, "Gotta fix that step." Phil Dunphy. Sorry, I digress. Back to my story...I'd step in and out of the smelly zone, trying to figure out, "what could it be?" I didn't need another odor fiasco in the kitchen.
I brought it up with my husband and he reminded me, "It's the ice trays in the freezer." "Oh, I never popped the ice cubes out and placed them in a baggie!" So, I immediately did and the vinegar smell faded. For a while I when I opened the freezer or fridge, I could still smell it, though not quite as strong, . But after a few weeks, the odor was gone. I do love having the ice cubes on hand to toss into the disposal for a little freshening. I just recommend following the directions all the way through and putting the frozen vinegar in a baggie as soon as possible. So, after being "pin-tested", I give this all natural garbage disposal deodorizer an 'A.'
It was such a pleasure being here today. I want to thank the ladies of Inspiration Cafe for allowing me the opportunity to guest post. For more cleaning and housekeeping tips, I hope you'll visit me at mrshinesclass.com See you in class, Mrs. Hines