Many people like the convenience of rinsing away leftover food down the drain with their garbage disposal. However, if you’re about to move into a place without one, then you’ll have to get used to throwing away your leftovers in a garbage bag. Living without a garbage disposal requires some adjustments to your usual routine. You’ll have to follow these tips to maintain your sink without a garbage disposal.
Use a Strainer
Purchasing a strainer is one great way to invest in your new home. They are a cheap and effective tool you can use to prevent scraps going down your drain and clogging your sink. Make sure to empty your strainer in the morning and night to prevent it from filling up. Also, remember to clean it often with baking soda or soap to prevent leaving an odor.
Clean Your Sink Often
You will want to clean your sink more often now that you don’t have a garbage disposal. A strainer can prevent food from clogging your sink, but it does not always capture all of the scraps. Food not captured from the strainer can find its way into your pipes, which can make your house smell. Pour ½ cup of baking soda, 1 cup of vinegar, and 1 cup of hot water down the drain to prevent a smell from developing.
Another tip would be to compost your leftovers if possible. You can gather whatever you plan on throwing out and compost it in your yard, this can create a natural fertilizer for your backyard. You can also use a city compost program if your city has one.
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