45 Uses for Baking Soda

Make the most of the most versatile item in your home!

Deodorize Drains
Around The Home

17. Deodorize Drains: Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain while running warm water. This will remove odors and leave you with a fresh drain.

18. Clean Surfaces: Remove scratches and crayon marks from vinyl floors and walls.

19. Fight Grease: Remove grease from pots and pans. Baking soda is great for cleaning cast iron skillets.

20. Freshen Stuffed Animals: Sprinkle baking soda on and let it sit for 15 minutes before brushing off.

21. Boost Your Laundry Detergent: Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your laundry to make liquid detergent work stronger. Your clothes will be cleaner, fresher, and brighter.

22. Keep Animals from Eating your Flowers: Sprinkle some baking soda around your flower beds to stop squirrels from eating them away.

23. Keep Insects Out: Mix up equal parts of baking soda and salt. Sprinkle the mixture wherever they’re usually found.

24. Deodorize Sneakers: Keep odors from spreading in sneakers by shaking baking soda inside when not in use. This perfect as an overnight solution. Be sure to shake out sneakers before wearing.

25. Battle Weeds: Fight weeds by sprinkling baking soda into the cracks on your driveway and walkways and other problem areas.

26. Remove Odor From Carpets: Lightly sprinkle baking soda on the carpet. Let it sit a few hours. The next morning vacuum up the soda.

27. Freshen Up: Get rid of stale odors from cooling containers, thermos bottles, and baby bottles.

28. Deodorize Trash Cans and Recycle Bins: Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of your trash can to fight off trashcan odor. Sprinkle baking soda on top as you add to the recycle bin. You should also clean your container by sprinkling baking soda on a damp sponge and wiping it down.

29. Deodorize Your Refrigerator: Place an open box in the back of the fridge to neutralize odors.

30. Clean Floors: Use 1/2 cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water. Mop and rinse clean. For scuff marks, use baking soda on a clean damp sponge, then rinse.

31. Freshen Sponges and Rags: Add 4 tablespoons of baking in 1 quart of warm water. Soak sponges in the mixture to freshen them up.

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