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If you are anything like us, you probably clean the kitchen sink on a daily basis. However, you may still notice an unpleasant stench that comes from this part of the kitchen. Is that the case in your home? If so, that means that the garbage disposal is probably long overdue for a cleaning.

Professional repairs are great, but they won’t prevent the garbage disposal from needing a good cleaning. Once food and waste particles get stuck on the blades and inside of the nooks and crannies, it’s bound to stink and cause issues. Luckily for you, there’s a simple way to clean your garbage disposal!

Photo: YouTube / OWN

The #OWNSHOW channel on YouTube is on the case and we are grateful for all of their assistance.

We cannot believe how simple this hack is. The best part of all? Your garbage disposal is sure to smell great but this hack also allows you to avoid all sorts of unwanted wear and tear. WikiHow and Bob Vila are also on hand to help out if you want to take the process a few steps further. They suggest going even deeper with a baking soda/vinegar cleaning.

Photo: YouTube / OWN

OWN demonstrates how to use citrus peels to freshen up and clean your garbage disposal. It’s so easy! No one wants to spend an afternoon cleaning the kitchen sink once again because their garbage disposal started “vomiting” up old and rotten food.

Photo: YouTube / OWN

When you’re ready to check out a quick demonstration of this garbage disposal cleaning technique, be sure to take a closer look at this video. She’s got all of the tools that you need to avoid this issue entirely in the future. Pass this one along to your friends and loved ones, too. It’s not like we are the only ones who are dealing with these problems!

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