Baking Soda as Drain Unclogger

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Photo by Antonis Achilleos

To get your drain running again (without resorting to chemicals worthy of a hazmat suit) pour ½ cup soda, then ½ cup vinegar, down a clogged drain. Cover it with a wet cloth, wait 5 minutes, uncover, and flush with steaming-hot water.