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Save Money with Baking Soda: 15 Uses Around the House

Baking soda is amazing! You can use it to replace so many single-use products that you normally spend money on.

In addition to being economical, baking soda is also all-natural. It’s safe to use around your pets and kids, and you won’t have to worry about what kind of chemicals you’re spreading around.

1.      Get Crayon off the Walls

If you have kids, you may eventually find some crayon markings where they don’t belong. Put some baking soda in a bowl and make a paste by adding a little water. Have your little artists help you scrub their artwork. Then wipe it clean.

2.      Fruit and Vegetable Cleaner

Stop wasting money on overpriced produce cleaner! Instead, sprinkle some baking soda on a damp kitchen rag and scrub your fruits and vegetables. Then rinse.

3.      Oven Cleaner

Combine baking soda with a little water to make a thin paste. Then, use a rag and apply this mixture to the inside of your oven. Leave the oven off, and let it sit overnight.

In the morning, use a damp rag or sponge to scrub the inside.

4.      Stainless Steel Polish

Baking soda can keep your stainless steel appliances sparkling. Simply make a thick paste out of baking soda and water, and use a sponge to apply it. Use a wet rag to wipe and rinse.

5.      Silverware Polish

You can polish your tarnished silverware by taking advantage of science. A combination of the minerals in baking soda and the minerals in aluminum create a chemical reaction. This reaction causes the tarnish to go from the silver to the aluminum.

Take a large glass pan and line it with aluminum foil. Put your silverware in a single layer on the foil.

Boil five cups of water and pour it over your silverware. Sprinkle a third of a cup of baking soda over the top.

Soak for ten minutes. Rinse the silverware with clean water and examine. Pieces that were heavily tarnished might need another treatment.

6.      Carpet Deodorizer

Refresh your carpets by sprinkling a fine layer of baking soda over them. Let it sit for five minutes, and then vacuum.

7.      Shoe Deodorizer

Baking soda doesn’t just deodorize stinky carpets. You can use it on your smelly shoes too. Just sprinkle the insides with baking soda when you take them off. Before you put them on again, shake the powder out.

8.      Diaper Rash Relief

Add a couple teaspoons of baking soda to your baby’s bathwater to help relieve the pain and redness of a diaper rash.

9.      Bee Sting Relief

Before there were over the counter meds to use for bee sting relief, people made their own paste out of baking soda and water. To make your own, make a thick paste and rub it over the sting.

10. Toothpaste

Instead of spending money on toothpaste with the cleaning power of baking soda, just use baking soda. Keep a small container in your bathroom, and dip your wet toothbrush in it. Brush and then rinse thoroughly.

11. Removing Burned Food from Pans

Burnt-on food isn’t fun to deal with. Lessen the hassle by boiling some water in your pan. Then sprinkle in a ½ cup of baking soda, and let it soak overnight. In the morning the gunk will come off much more easily.

12. Stain Remover

Oil stains respond well to a baking soda. If you’ve got oil stains on the garage floor, sprinkle baking soda over the top. Then scrub with a cleaning brush. Sweep the soda and grime away when you’re done.

13. Cleaning Dog Toys

Dog toys get chewed on. That means you don’t want to use chemicals to clean them. Instead, soak them in a container filled with a gallon of water and a half-cup of baking soda. Allow the toys to soak and rinse.

14.  De-Icer

Don’t spend money on expensive de-icer next winter. Simply sprinkle baking soda around instead. It’s not as harsh on the environment, and it helps melt the ice.

15. Relieve Indigestion

If you’re suffering from indigestion, baking soda can help. Simply add a teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water and stir until it’s dissolved. Then drink.

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