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Homemade Drain Declogger and another grocery bonanza

January 6th, 2007 at 04:32 am

We experience a lot of clogged shower drains in the Bean household due my thick curly head of hair. Periodically one of us shoves a pair of needle nose pliers down the drain and removes a truly disgusting glob of hair covered in soap scum (gross, I know).

Anyway, our bathroom sink drain has been draining V-E-R-Y S-L-O-W-L-Y, but the clog was down too far to be seen or reached with pliers. I thought about going to buy a bottle of Drano at the store, but with my new found frugal ways I decided to look up a homemade remedy. I'm glad I did, because not only is Drano ~$4 a bottle, it's also pretty noxious nasty stuff, and the the homemade remedy did the trick. Our drain is back in action.

***** .....and onto another topic ******

It's triple coupon week at our grocery store (up to $1), so even though I made a big trip last week, I decided to make another venture out and stock up on some more items. My big "scores":

3 jars Ragu Spaghetti Sauce: FREE
2 Packages whole wheat pasta: FREE
4 12 oz cans chicken broth: FREE
1 box Barbara’s Puffins Cereal : FREE
3 cans Dole Tropical Fruit Salad: $0.27 ($0.09 / each)
2 16 oz CoffeeMate: $0.32 ($0.16 / each)
2 cans Chock Full O Nuts Coffee: $1.78 ($0.89 / can)

Total bill before savings: $51.03, after store card: $40.68, after coupons, $22.71 (I also bought salad, OJ, and other perishables for which I didn't have coupons)

3 Responses to “Homemade Drain Declogger and another grocery bonanza”

  1. Joan Says:

    Oh my gosh, when I first glanced down at your grocery stock up list. I thought it was your drain unclogger recipe!

  2. threebeansalad Says:

    Ha! Yea, the drain declogger and the grocery list really should be separate entries!! I'll add in a little spacer so others don't make the same mistake!

  3. denisentexas Says:

    That's about the same recipe I use on our drains. Rarely does it take more than that but late 2006 we needed 4 bottles of Drano for the tub! Arggh!

    Good job on the grocery stuff, too!

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