Here's the short version for you impatient people:

Grab a towel, put it on your bed. Lay your head on it, one ear sticking up into the air. Have someone you trust pour hydrogen peroxide in it (the bottles you buy from the grocery store are already 97% diluted). Put on a 5 minute MP3. You should feel the stuff working (it will be bubbling and uncomfortable as hell); roll your head over, going the direction opposite your face (keep your face in the air or it might get in your eyes - BAD!). Repeat with other ear. Grab a Q-tip and swab.