10 Easy Cleaning Tips for the Kitchen

Sink Drain

There's nothing worse than a clogged sink, but try to ignore who's to blame for the clog and focus on fixing it as soon as possible, because the fact is with a clogged sink you can't rinse off veggies, wash your hands or do the dishes. Maybe the clog won't stop you at first, but as the water continues to build up, you'll be left in a tight squeeze (with no sink to drain into).

When a sink drain has begun to back up, sometimes simply putting in the drain stopper, filling the sink full of water and then suddenly pulling the plug creates enough pressure to dislodge a clog and get the drain moving again.

Adapted from "101 Old-Time Country Household Hints," © 2008 Publications International, Ltd.

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