You May Also Like

Ellie Kemper waxing poetic about the joy of having the best SoulCycle bike in class is the best thing you'll read today

Ellie Kemper waxing poetic about finding the best SoulCycle bike is the best thing you’ll read today

healthiest fast food burger

If you’re going to get a fast-food burger, choose one of these antibiotic-free options

Get yuzu fruit in Trader Joe's new sparkling coconut water

Get an energizing splash of an Asian superfruit in Trader Joe’s new sparkling coconut water

How to fight a cold on a plane? Meghan Markle stole Leo DiCaprio's tip

The cold-busting travel hack Meghan Markle stole from Leonardo DiCaprio

Does splashing water in your face really help with anxiety, or is it just a thing people do in movies?

Does splashing water on your face really help with anxiety, or is it just something people do in movies?

Keto PSA: You've probably been using a cheese grater wrong your entire life

I’ve been using a cheese grater the wrong way my entire life

How to unclog your toilet with two household ingredients when your plunger is on the fritz


Thumbnail for How to unclog your toilet with two household ingredients when your plunger is on the fritz
Pin It
Photo: Stocksy/Rowena Naylor

Being stuck in a situation where your toilet is clogged and there’s no plunger in sight can certainly seem like cause for panic. But if the clog just won’t budge, there’s one thing you can try to keep your space clean and overflow-free without calling a plumber: a mix of hot water and dish soap.

It seems too easy—and too good to be true!—but according to Apartment Therapy, the combo is a foolproof method for flushing away your worst clogged-up-toilet nightmares. First, pour a half cup of dish soap into the toilet bowl. Meanwhile, heat up a pot with a gallon of water on the stove until it’s super-hot, but not boiling (since boiling water could crack the porcelain toilet bowl).

Thanks to some dish soap and super-hot water, you’ll end up with a sparkly clean toilet and money in the bank.

Once the water is hot and ready, carefully pour it into the toilet bowl, and upon mixing with the dish soap, the cocktail should do some serious unclogging. It could take up to 15 minutes to work, but once you flush (turn the water valve off if you think it might spill over), everything will *fingers crossed!* drain away smoothly, leaving you with a sparkly, clean toilet and money in the bank. Plumber, who?

Here’s one 30-minute home-cleaning hack everyone should be following. Or, try out these other home hacks that will totally transform your Zen den.

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

Get in an intense workout *anywhere* using this completely collapsable Pilates reformer

Get in an intense workout *anywhere* using this completely collapsable Pilates reformer

Ellie Kemper waxing poetic about the joy of having the best SoulCycle bike in class is the best thing you'll read today

Ellie Kemper waxing poetic about finding the best SoulCycle bike is the best thing you’ll read today

How to fight a cold on a plane? Meghan Markle stole Leo DiCaprio's tip

The cold-busting travel hack Meghan Markle stole from Leonardo DiCaprio

No excuses to vote for your healthy future: Uber will literally chauffeur you to your polling place

Uber is helping make it super-easy (and free!) to get to your polling place to vote on November 6

Keto PSA: You've probably been using a cheese grater wrong your entire life

I’ve been using a cheese grater the wrong way my entire life

Get yuzu fruit in Trader Joe's new sparkling coconut water

Get an energizing splash of an Asian superfruit in Trader Joe’s new sparkling coconut water