Bonjour!! I finally arrived home safe and sound. I have so many wonderful things to share with you all, but first – a little chat about the pleasure of coming home. I swear, every time I leave my house for an extended period of time there is always something strange when I get back. Please tell me I am not the only one this happens to? For instance, last year when I returned home after a two week vacay there was this god awful stench which absolutely permeated throughout the house. Apparently I had gone to the bathroom (pee) during the last minute craziness of leaving, and forgotten to flush. Seriously, it was terrible. I mean, who knew that pee left unflushed morphed into the most horrendous stench known to man? Okay, maybe not the worst, but close. But the worst thing about this whole pee ordeal was that my birdsitter had been coming everyday while we were gone to feed my bird… She got a noseful everyday for two weeks. What a poor unfortunate little gal. She probably just thought that my house always smelled like that – that was a mortifying thought.
But now, we come to this return home’s mystery stink. What could it have possibly been putting off that stench when I walked into my kitchen and smelled stale old mildew mixed with a little dirty laundry goodness? My disposal!! Disposal stink, eeeeewwwww. I mean really?? It has never put off a stench like that before, and of course it had to happen when I was gone and could do nothing about it. So I rushed to the refrigerator and grabbed a lemon and lime out of the fruit drawer. Then I grabbed offensive odors worst enemy: Baking Soda. I dumped three heaping tablespoons of baking soda into my disposal, then followed it up with the juice of one very large lime. It creates the reaction that I’m sure we all remember from fifth grade science class – the violent fizzing of the baking soda volcano. Wait for the fizzing to run its course, then slice up the rind of the juiced lime or lemon and throw that into the dispoal as well. Turn on the water and run your disposal until all the rind has been frapped out of existence. This little recipe should take care of any strange scent eminating out of your disposal. Although, you might have to do it twice… I sure did.
Above shows the process of this very simple cleaning procedure. It is so easy, and you pretty much can’t screw it up. But if you have any questions at all about how to perform this disposal – stink – wonder – remedy, just ask and I will help. I also usually do this about once a month for non-stink maintenance and it works like a dream to keep strange scents at bay. So now if you ever come home from errands, vacation, or wherever your day takes you, and you are bulldozed over by disposal funk, you will know just what to do!!