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1. Make Your Tub Sparkle
If you want to skip the harsh chemicals to clean your tub, make your own DIY cleaning powder using baking soda. All you need is 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of liquid detergent, and your tub will gleam.

2. Clean Up Your Brushes
Hairbrushes get oil and product buildup on them rather quickly, especially if you like to create blowouts and up-dos. Nix that problem by soaking your combs and brushes in a solution of baking soda and water, cleaning the gunk away

3. Extinguish Grease Fires
The worst thing to pour on a grease fire is water, so always have some baking soda nearby. Pour it over the flames and they will instantly extinguish.

4. Wash Away Product Buildup
All the mousse, dry shampoo, and hairspray over the week has a tendency to buildup and weigh down our hair, even after we wash it. Nix the buildup by adding a bit of baking soda to your shampoo, and washing the gunk away

5. Banish Dust Mites
The next time you change your sheets, help keep the dust mites away by sprinkling baking soda across your mattress and letting it sit for an hour. Afterwards vacuum up the mess, and you can sleep easy knowing there are no extra guests getting into bed with you

最后编辑Shirleybul 最后编辑于 2019-01-09 00:42:51

6. Take Out The Stink From Tupperware
Plastic food containers are a great way to stash leftovers or bring them to work as lunch, but after awhile they can start smelling like the food they held - and in an unpleasant way. To get rid of their stink, wash them with water and baking soda. It will do the trick.

7. Buff Away Callouses
Soften rough feet by making a baking soda concoction. Create your scrub by mixing three parts baking soda and one part water, and rubbing the scrub onto the hardened parts of your feet.

8. Clean Your Carpet
Baking soda is a wonder for cleaning carpets. You can help wipe up red wine stains by pouring baking soda over them and waiting for the soda to dry. Once you vacuum it, the stain will be gone.

The same goes with odors from your pets and socks. Sprinkle baking soda across your carpet, let it sit for 10 minutes, and then vacuum the DIY freshener.

9. Polish Your Silver
Don't waste time polishing your silver one by one. Instead, line your sink with aluminum foil, pour baking soda across it, and add boiling water over the mix. Pop your silverware into the makeshift tub, and the tarnish will come right off.

10. Freshen Sponges
Create a soak of four tablespoons of baking soda to one quart of water, and let your stale sponges soak in the solution. You can also microwave it to disinfect the smelly sponges even more.

最后编辑Shirleybul 最后编辑于 2019-01-09 00:43:35

11. Freshen Up Sweaty Sneakers
Give stinky sneakers or funky ballet flats new life by sprinkling in some baking soda inside them, leaving them overnight, and shaking them out come morning. They will instantly feel fresher.

12. Freshen Gym Bags
Get on top of the stinkiness of your gym bag by pouring baking soda into a baggy and carrying it around with your gym clothes and runners. It will help neutralize the odors, and keep your bag smelling fresh.

13. Clean Grease Stains
Greasy food is always the tastiest, but it can wreak havoc on your clothes. If you get a burger splotch on your t-shirt, jump up and grab the baking soda, and sprinkle it on the stain, leaving it until the powder dries. Then toss your shirt into the washing machine and it will be all gone.

14. De-clog Your Drain
If your kitchen sink is draining slower than it used to, pour baking soda and vinegar down the pipes to help move along the clog.

15. Soothe Insect Bites
If you got bit up by mosquitoes during your patio party, don't suffer through itchy bumps. Create a paste of baking soda and water, and apply it over the bite - it will alleviate the itch.


16. Whiten Grout
Brighten up funky looking grout with a DIY concoction that is three parts baking soda and one part hydrogen peroxide. Apply the paste across the grout crevices and leave it on for 10 minutes or so. After you get in there and start scrubbing, you will see that it has lightened up to its old form again.

17. Clean Up Microwave Messes
Sprinkle some baking soda onto a sponge or damp cloth, and it will help buff stains and odors right out of your microwave. It's an easier way to get the chore down.

18. Keep Flowers Lasting Longer
Add a teaspoon of baking powder into a vase of flowers to help the bouquet last longer.

19. Scrub Up Messes
Clean up crayon scribbles or marks on your walls with the help of baking soda. Just sprinkle it onto a damp sponge, and buff those messes away.

20. Get Rid Of A Splinter
You don't need to get rid of splinters with pins - there's a much painless way to go about doing it. Create a paste of baking soda and water, and apply it to the infected area. Put a bandage over it and keep the concoction on for a full day. The baking soda will help swell the skin and draw the splinter out, making it easy to remove the next morning.


21. Halt Ants In Their Tracks
Get rid of your ant invasion by creating a mix of baking soda and salt, and sprinkling it over their points of access. They will no longer come knocking.

22. Scrub Down Grill Grates
To help remove grime from your grill grates, simply sprinkle on baking soda and it will be easier to clean. Afterwards it will sparkle like new.

23. Make Fluffier Omelettes
Get fluffier omelettes by whisking in 1/2 teaspoon baking powder to every three eggs, creating a gourmet-like breakfast that will look restaurant ready.

24. Put It In The Litter Box
Baking soda is a deodorizer, so pouring it into your kitten's litter box will help keep their bathroom smelling clean and fresh.

25. Take Off Burned Food
Stove burns happen, but you don't need to spend the evening scrubbing the burn marks off your pan. Just pour baking soda over the bottom, add water, and let it simmer on the stove for a few minutes. The burn will buff right off.


26. Wash Mouth Appliances
Retainers, dentures, mouthpieces, and any other oral appliances need a refresher every now and then, and a safe way to do so is to create a soak of two teaspoons baking soda in a glass of warm water. It will get rid of any odors and buildup, and leave them feeling brand new again.

27. Freshen Up The Fridge
Keep your fridge from being overpowered by food smells by opening a box of baking soda and leaving it on the door's shelf. It will keep everything smelling neutral and fresh.

28. Freshen Up Your Coffee Pot
Don't let the oils from your coffee buildup and stain your coffee pots. Pour some baking soda into the pot and then scrub it down with a sponge and water. It will be left glistening and looking like the day you bought it.

29. Whiten Your Nails
If your nails are looking less than white recently, create a paste of baking soda and water and let it sit on your tips for five minutes. Your hands will look healthier and more polished afterwards.






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