Why you need to check your kitchen sink NOW: Mum is shocked by the state of her drain – and reveals how to clean yours
- A mother has shared her horror after discovering the state of her kitchen drain
- Creative stylist Liz Amaya from Brisbane revealed how to clean your drain now
- You’ll need four items: bicarb soda, vinegar, hot water and an old toothbrush
- Thousands who saw the clip said they had never cleaned their drain and would
A mother has shared how she transformed a filthy drain on her kitchen sink into a pristine state, using just four household ingredients.
Creative home stylist Liz Amaya, from Brisbane, posted on Instagram, where she said we often don’t realise how ‘absolutely gross’ the drains could be and the need to clean them.
‘Here’ a clip on how to deep clean your drain – consider it your motivation,’ Liz posted.
BEFORE AND AFTER: A mother has shared her horror after discovering the state of her kitchen drain, and revealed how she tackled it with just four household ingredients
To perform the deep clean, she used bicarb soda, vinegar, an old toothbrush and boiling water.
To begin, Liz said you should use a screwdriver to remove your drain and expose what is lurking underneath.
Following this, sprinkle a cub of bicarbonate soda directly onto the gunky mess, and add a cup of vinegar directly on top.
Creative home stylist Liz Amaya, from Brisbane, posted on Instagram , where she said we often don’t realise how dirty our drains are, but you need to clean them periodically to keep the home spotless (process pictured)
After leaving it for a few minutes, the drain should be scrubbed with an old toothbrush to dislodge any set-in dirt and grime.
Finally, boil your kettle and pour it all over the top to wash the dirt away and leave your drain sparkling.
You’ll need bicarb soda, vinegar, an old toothbrush and a kettle full of boiling water in order to clean your drain (process pictured)
Thousands who saw the clip were impressed and said they would definitely be cleaning out their drains as soon as they were home.
‘Oh my goodness, I am so scared to look at my drains now,’ one woman posted.
‘I love this, it’s gross but so satisfying,’ another added.
A third wrote: ‘I am immediately going to find a screwdriver to see what 10 years of uncleaned drains looks like’.
Thousands who saw the clip were impressed and said they would definitely be cleaning out their drains as soon as they were home (final step pictured)
Previously, Liz has shared a number of household tips and tricks – including how to stop your sheets from getting tangled in the dryer.
‘It’s easy to avoid tangles in the dryer when you know how,’ Liz posted on Instagram.
Most importantly, Liz said you shouldn’t overload your machine.
‘Everything should be kept loose and free to move,’ she wrote.
This might mean drying your sheets, covers, pillowcases and towels separately, as otherwise the dryer won’t work properly.
The stylist also said you can throw a couple of tennis balls into the dryer too, which will assist the process.
‘Besides reducing wrinkles and fluffing towels, tennis balls allow air to circulate in the dryer,’ Liz said.
‘They also speed up the drying time while helping to separate folds and twists in the fabric.’