DIY Cleaning for Cheap – Do You Have Sink Stink?

DIY Cleaning for Cheap – Do You Have Sink Stink?

Do you have sink stink?

Do you dread turning on the faucet because of the foul smell that hits your nose? Use this easy DIY trick to solve that now!

If you have no idea what I am talking about…move right along to another DIY post. If you do, then you know EXACTLY what I am talking about.

This hack is absolutely perfect for the DIY’r because you probably already have these low-cost products sitting in your cabinet somewhere. I am amazed how well it instantly works. It also reminds me of an old school science experiment from after school TV. Read on…



1 cup salt

1 cup baking soda

2 cups vinegar

1 container that will hold at least 3 cups (I like to use Ball canning jars because they are already marked for accurate measuring)


Remove the stopper from the sink 

Mix salt with baking soda in the container of your choice

Pour the mixture down the drain

Follow immediately with the vinegar

This will cause an immediate fizzing reaction (think Snap, Crackle, Pop) 

About 15 minutes later, use hot water to wash it down. 

That is seriously all there is to it. I know, right?! I just repeat as often as needed.

This post is NOT for clogged sinks. If you have a clogged sink and you have already tried liquid helpers, go out and get yourself this – the Liquid-Plumr Hydro-Pressure Plunger for sinks and drain clogs. It is great. It is NOT great if you have teenage girls in the house who shed over the sink. Then you just need to take the plumbing apart and dig out the mice-sized hair clogs trapped inside.

See more cool tricks and tips at funonthehomestead.com

STOP Stinky Foot Odor in its Tracks!

STOP Stinky Foot Odor in its Tracks!

Do you or a loved one suffer from stinky foot odor? Stinky feet are optional!

How to get rid of stinky feet.

My husband has been coaching football for over 20 years now, and he can ruin a good pair of tennis shoes one day out in a rainy practice. Fortunately, I know just how to tackle foot odor!

You probably have these ingredients at home already!

Gather Your Supplies

All you need is blue Listerine, distilled vinegar, water, and a basin for soaking. My husband happens to wear a size 18 shoe, so we have to use TWO basins for him! We got these white ones at the local dollar store.

Prepare the Magical Concoction

Mix 1 cup Listerine, 1 cup vinegar, and 4 cups of very warm to as-hot-as-you-can-stand-it water.

This is all you need to stop stinky food odor in its tracks.

Hope this helps all of you with kids in sports, too!

Soak feet often to keep stinky foot odor away!

Check out more cool, inexpensive DIY tricks at funonthehomestead.com.

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