MAKE:TNT Tools 'n' Tips

Sunk Sink

by Arwen O'Reilly Griffith

OK, this is fun: say your sink is clogged. It just won't drain right, and you're constantly having to stop what your doing to let the water level sink enough to wash the dishes.

Now, you could pull out the Drano, but you could also make a tasty baking soda and vinegar cocktail. Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain, and then 1/2-1 cup of ordinary white vinegar. The two materials make a chemical reaction that fizzes and pops all the way down the pipes. Let it sit for a few minutes and pour several cups of boiling water down to clear the drain. It's fun and it actually works.

If your drain is really in a bad way, you might need the Drano (or, even better, Kleer Drain), but this is perfect for minor blockages or general maintenance, and good for the environment, too!