It all started when we lost our universal sink plug in a country where outdoor shops weren’t really a thing. Our plug was SO handy at campsites, hotels, or when we were being hosted and couldn’t find our hosts plug. We were washing our dishes and clothes in sinks worldwide, and if there is a bath going, we’d take one of those too.
After seeing pictures of universal sink plugs on the internet that looked like big, flat rubber discs, we thought we could find the materials to make our own. We found a glass container with a lid, leaving the glass bit behind. Our first plug-made-from-a-plastic-lid worked! We later realised that there are actually suitable containers for plug manufacturing available everywhere in supermarkets… especially in the dairy section.
Make your own sink plug
Does it work?
Hmm… lets find out!
If you can, we still suggest that you use a rubber universal sink plug (like the one pictured in step 5) for just one reason: it seals sinks better. Especially during clothes washing when you’re likely to bump the plug a lot. We still carry two plugs – just in case our small plug doesn’t fit a hole, or if we need to both wash our clothes at once.
If you’re plug-less because you left your plug behind, or in a location with no universal sink plugs available – our homemade plug will plug your hole. 🙂