Skip Nav

How-To: Unclog the Sink

Brushing your teeth and realize that the water level is rising dangerously high? Your sink is clogged, and with who knows (and wants to know) what. Not so fast! You don't need to hire a plumber or reach for a bottle of noxious chemicals to make your drain so fresh and so clean. You can handle the task with just a few household ingredients.


  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup lemon juice

To learn the steps,


  1. Pour the baking soda down the drain.
  2. Then, the vinegar.
  3. Rinse with hot water.
  4. Plug the opening with some type of stopper and let it bubble away.
  5. Then, pour in the lemon juice.

Easy as pie! The acidic reaction of the first two steps will eat away at whatever is down there, and the citrus will kick any gnarly scents.

Latest Home & Garden
Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Order our POPSUGAR Must Have box now >>