How to Use Baking Soda Around Your Home
When you think of baking soda, you probably think about adding it to your grandma’s cookie recipe. What may not come to mind are the extensive number of ways you can use baking soda around your home to help keep things cleaning and sanitary. Here are just some of the reasons you should also keep baking soda stocked in your pantry.
Neutralize Fridge Odors
Do you hate opening up your refrigerator only to be greeted by the lingering smell of last week’s salmon? Place an open box of baking soda on one of the shelves to absorb bad odors – just remember to change the box each month to maintain freshness.
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Are your whites looking a little dingey after you pull them from the dryer? Add a cup of baking soda to your washing machine when you do a load of laundry for a natural way to whiten your clothes without the use of bleach.
Clean the Kitchen
Baking soda is a game-changer in the kitchen. Create a paste with water and use it to scrub down plates and pans – the paste will be tough enough to break down food but not too abrasive that it damages your dishware. You can also sprinkle some at the bottom of your trash can to help eliminate nasty odors.
Clean Grout Lines
Have the grout lines in your bathroom become discolored over the years? Make a paste of baking soda and peroxide and use a soft-bristled brush to scrub your grout lines clean. Repeat the process until you reach your desired color.
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