Baking soda is an inexpensive item to use to clean and deodorize many things around your home.
Many people leave an opened box of baking soda in the refrigerator to keep it smelling fresh. If your kitchen trash can has a repelling odor, just sprinkle some baking soda right on top and your stench will disappear.
Do you have kids with all their stinky sports gear? I know my kid's shin guards can stink like nothing else. I just soak them in water and baking soda for an hour or so, then rinse, let air dry and breathe easier. It really works!
Is your oven door a mess? You can make a paste with baking soda and water then smear it on the oven door. Let it hang out for 30 to 60 minutes. Come back and wipe it off to see your clean oven door. I tried this after I made a brined turkey for Thanksgiving that splattered all over the oven door. Super simple and it works! If stubborn stains don't come off, just repeat.
While you wait for the baking soda paste to work it's magic on the oven door, grab that same paste and a toothbrush and clean your tile grout in no time flat. It takes minimal effort and your clean tile grout will be the envy of all you neighbors. Warning, it can be addicting as the clean grout will look so good, you won't be able to stop cleaning. That is until your back is killing you.
For extra grout protection, be sure to apply a tile grout sealer so your clean grout will last longer.
Those of you mamas with young ones, be sure to pack some baking soda with you. If (or when) your precious bundle spits up, just sprinkle baking soda on that spot to neutralize odors and absorb the spill before it sets on your favorite shirt.
Every parent can relate to that dirty, greasy, messy favorite stuffed animal that your child just can't live without and must take everywhere. Well try removing some of the dirt by placing that favorite companion in a resealable bag with a half cup of baking soda. Shake the bag to cover the cuddly creature. Then brush or vacuum off the baking soda for a fresher and cleaner plush friend.
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