Tuesday, July 26, 2011

So Fresh and So Clean!

**Warning!: I am not good on camera.**

However, bear with me because the information is totally worth my bad on-camera persona.

To Recap: Stephen and I are trying to move away from using harsh, icky chemicals for cleaning our house to using all natural and organic cleaners. There are two reasons you should do the same:

1. It's organic! - It exposes you and your family to less chemicals and it's good for the Earth - which is always cool.

2. It's cheap! - White vinegar is like $1.50 a gallon and baking soda is super cheap too (I can't find the price online...but you've bought it before...you know). And I only used maybe a cup of each. Those expensive (and nasty smelling) chemically cleaners are way more than that.

So here's your step-by-step:

1. Rinse out your sink and get rid of any residual food scraps (running your garberator if necessary).
2. Dump about 1/2 - 1 cup of baking soda into your sink drain.
3. Pour 1/2 - 1 cup of white vinegar down the sink drain.
4. Get excited watching the scientific reaction - aka bubbles!
5. Run about a gallon of boiling hot water down the drain - or until all the baking soda film is gone.
6. Marvel and enjoy your clean sink drain!

I totally recommend this method of drain-cleaning - our sink smells so fresh (aka like nothing at all) and is squeaky clean - and BONUS: I didn't have to get my hands icky. No scrubbing or putting on gloves to deal with harsh cleaners! So try it - you know you want to. (Extra bonus: you get to watch it bubble like those school science project volcanoes.)


**Update: According to Stephen (via his father - who used to own his own plumbing business) you can use this method repeatedly for drains that are slow (aka clogged with soap, grease, etc.)**

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