The powdery white stuff in the little yellow box is a super multitasker.
While you may have heard of some uses for baking soda, such as an emergency toothpaste, we bet you didn’t know why it should be hiding among your towels.
Stain Remover: Discolored mugs and tea cups will get new life when you rub over the stains with a paste of baking soda and water.
Pearly Whites: If there is nothing left in the toothpaste tube, substitute baking soda and water, mixed on a small plate for a non-abrasive and effective tooth cleaner.
Magic Eraser: To remove scribbles from the walls or painted furniture, sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge and gently scrub. The baking soda is an effective cleaner for crayon, pencil and ink marks. Follow your cleaning with a clean damp sponge or towel to remove any lingering residue.
De-Stink a Sponge: Soak an unsavory sponge in warm water and baking soda to remove odors.
Skin Smoother: Mixing three parts baking soda with one part water will yield a gentle facial scrub. Massage the scrub, using circular motions, into the skin of your face and neck, then rinse with lukewarm water.
Towels Best Friend: To prevent mustiness in the linen closet, nestle an open box of baking soda on the shelf next your your sheets and towels. The baking soda will prevent your linens from absorbing the moisture in the air and keep everything fresh and sweet smelling.
Drain, Unclogged: To remedy a clogged drain, first dump a full cup of baking soda down the drain and follow it with one cup of vinegar. Let it sit for at least five minutes and then chase it down with a gallon of boiling water.
Shower Curtain Cleaner: Get your shower curtain perfectly clean when you sprinkle baking soda on a damp cloth and use it to wipe down your shower curtain. Follow with a rinse and let it hang. This technique deodorizes the shower curtain, too.
Garage Floor Saver: Now your garage floor can look new again thanks to baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda on grease and oil stains and scrub with a wet brush. Repeat as needed until the stain is completely gone.
Trash Can Deodorizer: A sprinkle of baking soda at the bottom of a trash can once a week will keep bad odors away.
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