If I were to write a love ballad, it would be all about baking soda. It might go something like,

“White as snow/ and powdered fine/ clean anything/ to make you mine
I didn’t know/ we’d never start / ’cause vinegar/ has got your heart“

But seriously, this stuff is out of control. Baking soda and vinegar are the foundation of DIY cleaning. Don’t be fooled – it really is that simple.

And this recipe is easy enough, but I swear it works like a charm. You don’t need complex, carcinogenic compounds lurking around your cabinets! Baking soda, baby, and a liberal splash of vinegar.

Drain De-Clogger Recipe:
1/2 cup baking soda (bột nở, bột nổi)
1 cup vinegar (giấm)
1 gallon boiling water (nước sôi)

Carefully siphon all the baking soda down the drain. Pour in 1/2 of the vinegar, covering the hole so the fizz is forced down, not up (omit this for toilets, please!). Add the second half of the vinegar, following the same procedure. Allow to sit for 15 minutes or so, and then flush with an entire gallon of boiling water.

I have used this method in my shower and my toilet, and it has never failed me. For particularly troublesome stoppage, you may have to administer multiple applications. For instance, I recently had to go three rounds with my janky bathtub drain. It was a mighty battle, but my baking soda came through for me!


Đổ bột nổi vào, sau đó thêm vào giấm và bịt cái lỗ lại. Sau 15 phút đổ nước sôi vào. Có thể dùng cho sink, bồn tắm, và toilet (toilet thì không cần bịt lỗ).