There are days when no matter how much I scrub sometimes the grease just never shifts. Enter the wonderful power of Baking Soda. My gran used it a lot and I have started using it too. Here is what I’ve used it for…
Washing clothes: Washing powder is just so expensive add to that the fabric softener and whatever else they try and get you to buy – the cost just keeps going up. Well no more with Baking Soda, put a cup in your next wash and see how clean your clothes look.
Dishwasher cleaner: You know that awful smell when your poor dishwasher needs a clean? Well baking soda and a drop of vinegar will work wonders. Your dishwasher will smell lovely and you save money by not having to buy those very expensive dishwasher cleaning aids!
Shifts grease: there are times when the extractor fan has too much grease for hot soapy water to content with, but adding baking soda in to the mix and voila it will cut through grease like a knife through butter!
Tea stains: I use a lot of vintage china cups and I hate having to take a scrubbing brush to them but you can bring your best china back to life by coating the cup with baking soda, leave for about 15 minutes then while away gently with a sponge or kitchen roll. It will now be stain free – hoorah!
Toilets: I don’t like to use bleach in the toilet as often you need to leave it before flushing and the smell is just so pungent. Well half a cup of baking soda and some white vinegar down the loo, leave for a while and then scrub will give you a clean white bowl. You could also add in some nice smelling oils too – I’ve been using tea tree oil!
Drains: I really don’t know what it is but our drain keeps clogging up and the leading brands are so expensive. Well adding baking soda with vinegar does work wonders for unclogging your drain – just remember when you poor it down give it a few minutes and then run the hot water to get it working.
Soft towels: I don’t know about you but I hate, just hate hard towels. An expensive way of getting soft towels is to rinse them first in vinegar and then baking soda. Really does work wonders.
Trainers: With two boys there can be a lot of trainers and a lot of cleaning of trainers! Giving them a wee clean with baking soda and warm water will certainly work wonders.
Smelly trainers and shoes: Again with two teenage boys there are times when I just want to leave the footwear outside! No more though – sprinkle some baking soda in to the trainers and leave them overnight – no more smell!
Personal care: there are many ways to use baking soda for personal care such as brushing your teeth but I prefer using it to help me save money around the home.
So, there you have it, 10 ways I use baking soda to save money. Do you use baking soda and if so what do you use it for?
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