- I use Baking Soda to keep my drains clean. I drop 1/2 cup in my sink every night and wash down with warm water.
Baking soda is also good if you have a septic tank. I use 1 cup in my toilet at least once a week.
- In a Stainless Steel sink add 1/2 cup baking soda to 1 gal of water and dip silver in water and wipe with sponge to remove tarnish. Works great! No more cleaning with silver polish.
- I sprinkle baking soda on my carpet before I wash it. Then I use very little soap in my carpet cleaning machine. On heavy traffic areas I will either sprinkle more or even scrubb the baking soda in before using the machine.
- Burnt on food. Sprinkle baking soda on burnt on food and add water boil on stove, slow boil. Continue until all burnt has boiled off of bottom of pan.
- Baking soda is great for removing dried food from the inside of your microwave. Place a bowl filled with water and some baking soda in your microwave and cook it on high for about 1 minute. Then you can easily wipe the dried food off with a sponge - no scrubbing or soaking required.
- Baking Soda is Excellent for removing stains from insulated thermoses. The secret is to sprinkle the baking soda in first (amount depends on amount of stain) and then add *boiling water* and slosh around! The stain comes off instantly without any labor!
- To clean drains, put into drain one-half cup of baking soda and add one-half cup of vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes and then add boiling water.
- It also helps for cleaning brass door knobs, window handles and ornaments.
- 1. In the "olden days" we would make an emulsion (Thick liquid) of baking soda and water to remove corrosion from automobile battery cables. Paint it on and leave a thick layer. wait 5-10 minutes and flush with water.
2. When a "sick" battery has ground down to dead, pour a teaspoonful of baking soda in each fill hole. Drink a slow cup of coffee, and try starting again. Sometimes it revives just enough to start the car. Then get a new battery. Not recommended for "healthy" batteries with a temporary problem.
NOTE: (My husband and I recently cleaned the battery on our truck. See the pictures of baking soda in action!)
- I use baking soda to scrub plastic items like "Tupperware" when they age and develop that "sticky' or "tacky" feeling. The baking soda restores a smooth and bright appearance.
- Baking soda can remove crayon from laundry. I washed and dryed a load of whites with a black crayon! I thought the clothes were ruined, but I was told to put 1 C. baking soda in the wash and rewash the whole load again. IT WORKED!
I was surprised, but very thankful :)
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