I have neck issues that pretty much make my continual search for the right pillow into a sacred quest. And far too often, I’m disappointed. You know … it’s the Goldilocks thing. This one is too soft. This one is too hard. But when will the just right pillow finally arrive?
Need help with a clogged bathroom sink drain?
Well, not THAT kind of clog.
What worked for me
I’ve only tried this on my bathroom sink. But with just some cheap shampoo and hot water, my clogged bathroom sink drain was running clear within minutes. And, in this case, I didn’t even need to add the pot of hot water that I had prepared.
I just poured about two tablespoons full of shampoo right down into the top of the drain, and stepped away to heat up some water. By the time I returned a few minutes later to check on the progress, the clog had disappeared!
Maybe fixing your clogged bathroom sink drain will take longer
I’m assuming that a more aggressive clog would take longer. But, in that case, I think you can use about the same amount of shampoo, at least the first try. And then wait about 20 minutes. Then add a potful of very hot water (not boiling water to avoid accidents).
Hopefully that will do the trick. But if it’s still clogged, just as you would when shampooing your hair, repeat and rinse. (You might wait a little longer if the first time didn’t work.)
Cheap is the name of the game
Since this is one of my posts to help you save money, first you will be saving on one of those pricey (and toxic) decloggers. But I also recommend you don’t waste your hard-earned money using expensive shampoo to try this.
Instead, go get yourself a big economy-sized bottle of any cheap shampoo. And then keep it around for the next “unclogging your bathroom sink drain” adventure. Please let us know how it works!
BTW … this works great for toilet clogs too. Just add a little extra shampoo, wait 20 – 30 minutes, and prepare two pots of hot water to top it off after the time has elapsed.
This may also take a second try, but it’s always worked for me. And with minimal effort!
I’ve also used this method: How To Unclog Your Drain (Without Toxins)
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The holidays are a wondrous time when thoughts can’t help turning to shopping. And lots of spending for the holidays. I’ll be taking a few weeks off, but in the meantime, I thought I’d leave you with just a few words about spending.
As good as it feels in the moment, your budget will take a hit for a looong time to come. So have fun … but it’s ok to tell yourself “Maybe I don’t need everything I see!” 😉
Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season. See you in 2018!
People often tell me that they feel so deprived when they try to go on a financial diet. Much like real dieting, saving money is really hard. The effort alone can leave you in a what feels like a psychological state of deprivation. Also like a diet, you long to get back to normal times again. But when you’re feeling deprived, each day can feel like forever!
Add to that the idea of doing this for the long haul, since old habits need to be broken. Just the thought of it feels like more than you can bear. Watching every penny? Denying yourself the very things that make life worth living? Feeling deprived forever??? That’s not what you want YOUR life to be. Nor should it have to be.
Waiting can feel like deprivation
No matter which brand of dishwashing liquid you buy, you know that more often than not when you squeeze the bottle a lot more of the soapy liquid comes out than you need. Well … you can save money by simply adding water to the container as you use it.
I know that doesn’t sound like major savings, but why waste your hard-earned money that way? You’re only making the manufacturer richer. And even if you tell yourself “I’ll be more careful next time,” it happens again. And again. Money down the drain — literally!
What I do instead
My solution (no pun intended) is not to work to remember, but to make it easy to forget. By watering the dishwashing liquid down a few times as you go along, you’ll see you can get more than enough soap with the same amount of liquid — and wind up saving some money at the same time. Lasts longer too.
I usually add at a little right away before using, just to top it off (you still need to leave enough room to be able to shake it). And then after I use up about an inch, I add some more water and shake again.
Close cap tightly, and shake bottle well to get liquid evenly distributed.
You can probably do this a couple of times more as time goes on – up to 1/4 or even a 1/3 of the total. You’ll get the hang of what works for you. But of course you don’t want it all to be water! 🙂
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