Meet my wise white owl Hedwig (whom we all know from Harry’s Owlery). She has flown in to help us with quick-fix, inexpensive and (last but not least) ecologically-friendly ways to get our household in better shape. Our problem was the kitchen drain. The plumber warned us never ever to use Drano et alia again, as that would inevitably and eternally damage our water pipes made of concrete. We tried to coax our drains not to get clogged again – the repair cum cleaning job is rather time-consuming and not so cheap – but Ollivander’s wands refused to do the trick. A friend stumbled over a nice online article the other day and – it works! So here goes:
In a mug or cup mix equal parts of salt and soda. Pour into your previously cleaned drain and wait a moment.
Then pour in the same amount of clear vinegar essence (Essigessenz) and watch the white foam bubble up.
Wait for a bit and wash it all down with a goodly amount of hot water.
Enjoy your bath and basins again!
Have you heard this one already?
- “From my bedroom, I can watch the sun set .”
- “That’s nothing. From my bedroom, I can watch the kitchen sink.”
If you’re not grinning, you should work on your double meanings….