DIY Drain Cleaner

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Only 1 ingredient needed from your cupboard!

Hands up who else hates forking out money on expensive drain cleaners? It used to be one of my biggest bug bears. One of those necessary purchases that I just didn’t want to waste money on, when there are so many other things I could be spending that money on instead…fun things!

I say it used to be a bug bear of mine because I recently discovered a very easy, very effective way to clear blocked sinks without having to spend a single penny…


Stop wasting your money!

This easy, effective, cheap way I discovered is so simple, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to discover it! I can’t keep it to myself, so I’m sharing it with you today so that you can stop wasting your money too, yay!

All you need to make this is 1 item you will already have in your cupboard. That’s it. One item! Told you it was simple.

I discovered this DIY drain cleaner completely by accident. I was actually cleaning some cloth nappies (more on that later this summer) at the time. But thank goodness I did, that’s one bug bear gone for good!


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What’s the secret?

I said that all you needed was one item from your cupboard. Technically the ‘recipe’ includes 2 ingredients, but the second one is water so I’m not really counting that!

Are you ready for this oh-so-simple way to unblock those drains for (almost) free? Here you go…


Add 15mls bleach to 10litres cold water. Let it run down the plug hole then follow with hot water from the tap.


Et voila! Your sink is now miraculously unblocked!

Minimal effort. Minimal cost. Maximum result.

It really is that simple!


Variations on the ‘recipe’

Once you know the basic ratio, you can adjust it for whatever size of sink requires unblocking. If 10 litres is too much for your sink to hold, reduce the quantities accordingly. If it’s not enough (e.g. if it’s your bath needing attention) then increase it.


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I really hope this helps you as much as it has helped me. Who knew it was possible to get so excited about something as mundane as drain cleaner! If you have any other simple fixes for household problems, I’d love to hear them. Leave me a comment below so others can benefit too. 🙂

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8 thoughts on “DIY Drain Cleaner

  1. This is so easy to do! Sometimes I’m quite surprised at how much companies charge us for household products that are full of chemicals. With recipes like this I can confidently clean my house and save more money at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I completely agree! No need for all those extra chemicals when this does the job just as well (actually better!) 🙂

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