More of this: Dousing the drain with a baking-soda cocktail.
Less of that: Fighting clogs with harsh chemicals or, worse, a pricey plumber.
Experts warn that some chemical drain cleaners can damage pipes. A once-a-month baking-soda flush could keep you clog-free. Pour ½ cup of soda into the drain, followed by ½ cup of white vinegar. Allow the mixture to foam for five minutes. Rinse with a full kettle of boiling water. Use the same method for drains in the kitchen (or lingering drain odor).