The Kitchn shares that there is a hack that will fix your smelly drain, and surprisingly, or maybe not so, it is the same hack you use to fix your morning dragon’s breath before you head off for your work day. Yep, mouthwash can be a real life-saver and problem-solver when your sink is brimming with smells of garlic, onions, or other odors. If you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. You use mouthwash to kill the bacteria that causes your breath to smell — bacteria created by the food you consume. So, pouring a capful of mouthwash down your drain to kill the bacteria from food build-up is pure genius.
The blog Mom 4 Real that shares using mouthwash to clean your stinky kitchen sink is a simple process — no gargling required. Once you pour the mouthwash down the drain, wait 30 minutes so the bacteria-killing agents can do their thing. Once your 30 minutes are up, turn on the hot water and rinse. Your sink will smell fresh as a daisy with this hack, and no one will hold their nose the next time they are in your kitchen.