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10+ Homemade Drain Cleaners: How To Unclog A Drain Without Calling A Plumber

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A clogged drain can be rather pesky and annoying. It disrupt and delay your routine and even generate nasty drain smell in bathroom or kitchen. This bad sewer smell in house is unhealthy for people. If you call in drain cleaning service, it may cost you money more than what you expected.

What then do you do in such a situation? Ask us! Yes, we are here to provide you 10+ homemade drain cleaners, which are sure to resolve your drain cleaning problem. These natural drain cleaning solutions use eco-friendly materials to unclog a drain, which include baking soda, vinegar, boiling water, ice cubes, and lemon juice, wire coat hanger, toothbrush and dish soap.

Recycled Drain De-clogger Made From A Plastic Bottle

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This homemade drain cleaner was made from a plastic bottle. What an easy way to clear a smelly drain clogged with hair and other dirty things!
Get the tutorial via dollarstorecrafts.com.

Unclog Your Drain with Baking Soda and Vinegar

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Baking soda and vinegar are the top and the most commonly used DIY drain cleaner. It is easy and cheap to do! Instructions via mom4real.com

Baking Soda with Lemon Juice Drain Cleaner

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Clean the garbage disposal with Baking soda AND vinegar AND ice AND lemons AND a toothbrush. This seems like the most comprehensive natural drain cleaner! Tutorial via behindthestudio.com

Pipe Cleaner + Chopstick = Drain Cleaner

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Wrap a pipe cleaner around a chopstick and create a simple homemade drain cleaning tool. Via kellygenelife.wordpress.com

Homemade Drain Cleaner to Banish Clogs for Good

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This is a natural cleaning solution for clogged garbage disposal. What You’ll Need: Paper towel, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup salt. 1/4 cup cream of tartar. 2 cups boiling water. Directions via popsugar

Unclog a Drain with Salt, Vinegar and Boiling Water

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Make your own drain cleaner using iodized salt and white vinegar. If the clog is especially stubborn, allow the drain cleaner to sit for longer time. Tutorial via Wikihow.

Homemade Velcro Snake Drain Cleaner

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All you’ll need is a small piece of stiff but flexible wire and some adhesive Velcro at a hardware store finstructables for less than $5. Simple guide to making your own via Instructables.

Bathtub Drain Cleaning Solution

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Clean a bathtub drain with screwdriver,skinny pliers, baking soda, vinegar and paper towels. Get rid of the funky smell in your shower. Tutorial via Giraffe Legs.

Wire Coat Hanger Drain Cleaner

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Use a wire coat hanger to form a cook and unclog the drain easily withou calling for drain cleaning service. Get the tutorial via instructables.com.

Grind Ice Drain Cleaner

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Ice cubes offer an easy and effective way to clean your garbage disposal. As the blades grind up the ice cubes, the ice chips will scour the interior surfaces of the clogged sink. Tutorial via diyconfessions.com.

Use A Toothbrush To Clean Your Sink Drain

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Use a toothbrush, baking soda, and lemon to get your sink smelling and looking fresh. Get the steps via apartmenttherapy.com.

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Toddler DIY – Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts

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Welcome to the holidays, time for Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts.

Only this year, I have a toddler trying to help.

I went searching for kid friendly Christmas crafts and this is what I found.

I found the cutest ornament on Pinterest, so I figured I would give it a shot.

While I am putting the final result on my tree, this is totally a Pinterest fail.

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DIY Polish Star Christmas Ornaments

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My mother-in-law posted a link on Facebook the other day detailing how to make something called Polish Star Ornaments.

I watched the video and immediately fell in love with these easy, yet beautiful ornaments and thought how wonderful they would look on my Christmas tree.

Tradition of the Polish Star

In the Polish tradition of celebrating Christmas, the star has special significance.

On Christmas Eve the first star of the night is named “Gwiazda,” meaning “little star,” in remembrance of the Star of Bethlehem.

At the moment it appears, greetings and good wishes are exchanged.

Families then partake of the Christmas supper, “Wigilia,” the most carefully planned meal of the year.

Polish Star Ornaments

You will need the following supplies to make your Polish Star Christmas Ornaments:

  • A pen or pencil (to form the points)
  • Something sharp to poke a hole through the center of each piece of paper, I used a sewing needle, a toothpick would work too. If you use a compass to draw your circles, you can use that to poke a hole through the circles of paper.
  • Scissors
  • White Glue (to glue the points)
  • Jewelry Cord (to hold the pieces together, string, twine, ribbon etc. can also be used)
  • 2 Jewelry spacing beads, sequins, etc. (to keep the cord on both ends taught)
  • 5 Sheets of 8.5 x 11 Paper (scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, printer paper, brown shipping paper etc.)
  • A Compass or object you can use to draw around about 4″ wide, I used a cardboard ribbon spool
  • A Compass or object you can use to draw around about 1″ wide, I used a nickel

Instructions:

1.  Use a 3″ – 4″ circle (I used a cardboard ribbon spool that is roughly 3.5″) and draw 4 circles onto a piece of paper. Next, use your .09″ – 1″ circle (I used a nickel) and draw the inner circle in the middle of the larger circle. Do this on the remaining pieces of 8.5 x 11 pieces of paper for a total of 10-20 large circles.  Or use the template found here.

2. Cut the larger circles out.  Then Fold the circle in half, fold a second time in half (1/4), then a third time in half (1/8).

3.  Open your circles up. In the center of the circle punch, use a needle, toothpick, etc. to make a hole.

4. Cut along the folds almost to the center, but not quite all the way. You can see in the photos below where the cuts are made.

5. Put a small dab of glue on the point of one tab, then wrap the tab around a pencil or pen hold in place for a few seconds so the glue sets, do this for all 8 tabs. You can also do this without using a pen or pencil as seen in the youTube video posted at the bottom.

6. Slip a spacer bead onto your jewelry cord halfway down the cord (you can also use string, twine, thin ribbon etc.). I didn’t take a photo of this, so I used the diagram from diohomeimprovements.com.

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3 Simple Halloween Crafts to Decorate your Home

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At TotsFamily.com we like to get crafty but we are also a very frugal set of people.

When Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store challenged us to create a #SpookySpaces tablescape we couldn’t refuse.

Our table consists of three separate crafts which together make a lovely scene.

Or you can make just one or two of the crafts and add to your existing decor.

Looking for more Halloween ideas?

3 Simple Halloween Crafts To Decorate Your Home

Framed Holiday Quote

I love framed holiday quotes because you can customize and reuse it for every holiday table scape you create.

I chose the phrase ‘BOO’ for Halloween and decided to just use 1 letter per frame so it really stands out.

You could also choose whole words or phrases for each frame.

Instructions

I drew my letters, cut them out and glued them to a piece of Halloween craft paper.

Next, I trimmed my Halloween paper down and taped it to the back of the mat that is included in the frame.

I then assembled the frame back together and it was done.

Easy and effective. (You can reuse the frames with new paper for each holiday, accordingly)

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