Yet Another Thing Baking Soda Can Do
In this age of specialization, it’s nice to run across a multitasker. I’m not so much referring to those who can compose an email while talking on the phone, climbing a corporate ladder, tying a toddler’s shoelaces, and making johnnycakes all at the same time. I mean, rather, someone or something who excels at a multitude of things. When this occurs in people, it tends to make them way more interesting (like my friend who flies on his brakeless bike and also happens to have magic fingers when he’s spinning records), and when it occurs in products it makes them indispensable. For those of us who have small apartments, are trying to streamline our belongings, or are just thrifty it’s nice to have one item that can accomplish many tasks.
Allow me introduce you to my good friend, baking soda.
On my of my favorite blogs there was recently a discussion of all the things baking soda can do. From homemade toothpaste to baker’s companion to defunking the fridge, baking soda excels at a multitude of tasks. But my new favorite way to use baking soda is in the cloggy bathroom and kitchen sinks.
This is complicated, so try to keep up: With a generous hand, pour about 1 cup baking soda into your drain. My sister recommends pouring hot vinegar down after it, but I’ve also had success just flushing the soda with lots of boiling hot water. Listen to the glug glug glug of the drain clearing out. C’est tout.