diy drain cleaner

This morning, my bathtub drain was so clogged that by the time I finished taking a short shower, I was up to my ankles in water. Gross!

Instead of buying something toxic, or waiting for my husband to snake it out, I tried this green and budget friendly alternative to Liquid Plumr and Drano:

Remove the drain screen (if you have one). Pack 1/4 cup salt, then 1/4 cup Borax into the drain opening. Pour 1/2 cup vinegar over it, follow with a kettle of boiling water. Let it sit for a bit. Don't worry if it's backed up, it should eventually go down. Once it clears, flush it with hot water and it should be right as rain :)

Best housekeeping discovery of 2009!

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