Just in case you missed this DIY article making your own homemade drano the first time we shared it a couple of years ago, we are republishing it. After Marne wrote this blog originally, we got an awesome response. This is one of the PYP Best Blogs!
As I posted last month, this year I am trying to do better on my grocery budget. I want to not only bring my cost down, I want to be more thrifty in how I feed my family. Make more things from scratch, eat out less, etc. In January I was very close to my goal and so far in February I have spent $343.14. A little more than where I was in January but this is all a process, right? A learning curve. For me, its not always about the exact penny spent but if I am improving in the way I feed my family. More on that later.
Not only am I wanting to save in the grocery budget department, I also want to save money in every way I can. Today I wanted to share with you an old trick. At least that is what I learned when I did some searching online.
If you have a slow or clogged drain, don’t go out and buy Drano (which is super expensive and contains hazardous chemicals), you can clear that drain with 3 simple things you already have in your house!
Here is what you will need:
1/2 box baking soda
1/2 c. white vinegar
1 qt. boiling water
Take the baking soda and dump it down the drain as good as you can. Pour in the vinegar. IMMEDIATELY plug the drain with the washcloth so the foaming action stays in the pipe, and not in the sink.
Let sit for 30 minutes.
After the time is up, dump the boiling water down the drain. VOILA! A clear drain with haveing to buy drano. This works almost every time.
And I can vouch for this method. I did it this morning, and it worked fabulously! Try out your homemade drano and let me know what you think.