Cleaning · Household

House Help: Unclogging Drains

Baking soda is good for more than just baking! Most people also use it to keep their fridge, freezer, and pantry fresh. BUT, there’s another great use for it…unclogging drains!

We rarely keep Drano on hand anymore. It is so expensive for a bottle that doesn’t last very long. Sooo, I googled natural drain cleaners to see about using things I already had on hand. I found a baking soda and vinegar combo that has worked great…and I’m about to use it again today. 🙂

1. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the clogged drain.
2. Pour 1/2 cup vinegar (white/distilled) down drain.
3. Cover drain opening quickly to keep the bubbling concoction from coming up. You want the bubbliness to stay down in the drain to work out the clog.
4. Wait 30 minutes. In meantime, put on a kettle full of water to boil.
5. After 30 minutes, pour boiling water down drain. Drain should be cleared. If not, repeat process.

Walgreens often has baking soda on sale 2 for $1.00 with their in-ad coupon, so you can definitely stock up on this for cheap and always have it on hand to use for those stubborn drains.

Forget about paying $5.00 or more for that container of chemicals. Use this natural unclogger and you don’t have to worry about making sure the sink is free of any residue or leftovers because it’s just baking soda and vinegar. So if the kids touch it or something falls in the sink and touches either of the ingredients…it’s fine!


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