Frugal Living: Homemade Drain Opener

Posted: 04/04/12 12:00 PM (Modified: 04/04/12 12:00 PM)

Our old house was...old...and the sinks clogged up on a regular basis for some reason. Instead of paying $5 for Draino every week, I used a different method. Now, this only works for light clogs not major clogs.


 1/4 Cup Baking Soda

 1/4 Cup White Vinegar

Lemon Peels (optional and only for kitchen sink)

Directions: Simply sprinkle baking soda over the drain. I've done this in the kitchen and bathroom sinks as well as in the shower. You can use more if you'd like, normally, I do not measure how much I'm using. Then, pour the vinegar over the baking soda and let the 'volcano' effect begin. Let that sit for at least 15 mins then rinse with hot water. You'll find small clogs open up right away and you don't have to add harsh chemicals.

To make the kitchen sink smell even better, throw in some lemon peels and grind them up with the disposal. LOVE THIS.

We're talking easy cleaners here and you likely already have the ingredients!

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Apr 4, 2012 02:59 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Hey, I just submitted this to your spring cleaning contest yesterday! Great timing.

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