Saturday, December 18, 2010
We all look for ways to save a few dollars...
Baking Soda is a purchase that is inexpensive and can be used for NUMEROUS household chores.
Here are a few ways that Baking Soda can be used rather than other, more expensive (and usually more processed), products.
1. Use baking soda to clean your drains. a mixture of baking soda and vinegar causes a chemical reaction that can clean your sink...eliminating clogs from hair, pet fur, etc.
2. Use baking soda with laundry detergent to WHITEN whites. A quarter of a cup helps get socks looking CLEAN!
TIP: Baking soda is used in the refrigerator and freezer to "soak in" odors. The suggested replacement time varies...I have seen a range from 30 days to three months. Why not use the old box for laundry whitening or sink cleaning rather than waste it.
3. Baking soda can be used under your arms rather than purchasing a separate deodorant.
4. When you wash your hair you can use baking soda to remove product build-up. Just add a small amount of baking soda to your hands along with your traditional shampoo. Make a lather/paste and apply to your hair as you normally would if you were merely suing shampoo.
5. Baking soda can deodorize closets. You can place an open box on a shelf in the closet (or use one of the fridge and freezer boxes with the mesh sides) to neutralize odors. This is good for closets with sports gear, dirty laundry and sweaty shoes. You might miss the floral scented aroma but those products only mask the odor, not absorb it and remove it.
More information can be found at: http://green.yahoo.com/blog/care2/4/40-fantastic-uses-for-baking-soda.html and http://armhammer.com/index.asp.