Last week, I posted one of my favorite posts from way back when this blog was just starting out. Here’s another oldie-but-a-goodie:
Last week, I talked about the cleaning powers of vinegar. Today, I’m going to talk about baking soda. Baking soda is also a non-toxic cleaning agent that you can even eat (though I wouldn’t recommend it straight from the box). It’s also pretty doggone cheap.
1. To keep away garbage odors, just sprinkle the bottom of the pail, and then sprinkle again after you put the new bag in.
2. To keep carpet smelling fresh, sprinkle on the carpet, let stand for about 30 minutes, and then vacuum.
3. To remove stains from most hard surfaces, use a baking soda paste (about 3 parts baking soda to one part water). Apply, let stand for a few minutes, and scrub clean.
4. To keep clothing smelling fresh, add a tablespoon baking soda into the wash.
5. For burnt-on messes on the bottom of pots and pans, sprinkle with baking soda, and add hot water. Let soak overnight and then scrub clean.
There are about a million other uses. It’s so handy that I always have to keep a box in the house.
Do you have any tips or ideas for using baking soda around the house? Are you like me and always keep a box in the house?
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