Move over Drano!

BankingsodaandvinegarOn Sunday I discovered that baking soda mixed with vinegar not only creates and awesome volcano science project. It unclogs drains!!!

Disclaimer: I didn’t stumble upon this because I am an eco-junkie. I stumbled upon it because I was too cheap and lazy to go to the store for Drano.

After becoming fed up with a slow sink drain I decided to make matters into my own hands and went to pinterest. If folks figured out how to make Shaving Cream and Bubble Bath they had to know how to unclog my stubborn drain for the low.

Here is what you need:

1 Cup of Baking Soda

1 Cup of Vinegar

1 Pot of Boiling Water

Step 1:

Pour the baking soda in the sink. I used a wire hanger to pack it into the pipes (Yasss more wire hangers).

Step 2:

Slowly pour the vinegar over the baking soda allowing it to bubble up and fizz out as I poured. Slowly. DO not dump the vinegar in all at once.

Step 3.

Let it marinate for about 20 minutes, enough time to allow your water to boil.

Step 4.

Slowly pour the boiling water into the drain. At this time disgusting black matter and gunk will probably begin to boil out.This is a good thing. My drain was extremely clogged so we used the wire hanger to move the mixture through the pipes. After about 2 minutes our sink cleared immediately!

This may be a common old wives trick, but I felt like McGyver in this mutha!


I didn’t take any pictures of the process because I didn’t know how well it was going to work, but I will next time.

I’ve been eyeing several of the DIY’s with everyday products on Pinterest and I am thinking about doing a DIY challenge pretty soon.

How are you using everyday product to address issues in your household or life? Leave it below. Share your knowledge with us so that we can all save money!




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