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Carpet Cleaning :Keep your carpet smelling fresh and clean with baking soda. just sprinkle the soda liberally over the entire carpet and let it sit for an hour. Then vacuum it up.
Air Freshener: After you've cleaned, use baking soda as a natural deodorizer. Leave an open box in your refrigerator, clothes hamper, or closet. Change it every few months for maximum benefit.
Grease Stains : Use Baking Soda to clean up light-duty oil and grease spills on your garage floor or in your driveway. Sprinkle Baking Soda on the spot and scrub with a wet brush. 
Freshen Ashtrays : Got a smoker in the family? Place 1/2 inch of Baking Soda in the bottom of the ashtray to eliminate stale tobacco odors. Replace the Baking Soda when you empty the ashtray. As an added bonus, the Baking Soda helps extinguish cigarettes and cigars! 
Freshen Baby Laundry : Add 1/2 cup of Baking Soda to your liquid laundry detergent or soap flakes to freshen baby laundry and to help the detergent work harder on those baby food stains! If you are using powder laundry detergent, add the 1/2 cup of Baking Soda in the rinse cycle to deodorize baby clothes! 
Freshen Stuffed Toys : Keep favorite cuddly toys fresh with a dry shower of Baking Soda. Just sprinkle Baking Soda on and let it sit for 15 minutes before brushing off. It is safe for your baby and Teddy will appreciate it too! 
Cleaning Bathroom Floors : Baking Soda dissolves the dirt and grime from a bathroom tile or no-wax floor quickly and easily. Mix 1/2 cup Baking Soda in a bucket of warm water, mop and rinse clean for a sparkling floor. 
Keep the toilet bowl sprinkling : Mix equal parts baking soda and borax around bowl, add white vinegar, and finally clean with toilet brush. For stubborn stains, leave mixture in overnight.
Shower Curtains : Clean and deodorize your shower curtain by sprinkling Baking Soda directly on a damp sponge or brush. Scrub the shower curtain and rinse clean. Hang it up to dry. 
Deodorize Wastebasket : Sprinkle Baking Soda liberally in your wastebaskets to help keep them fresh-smelling between emptying! 
Surface-Safe Cleaning : For safe, effective cleaning of tubs, tile and sinks-even shiny fiberglass and glossy tiles-try sprinkling Baking Soda lightly on a damp sponge. Scrub sink, tub and tile as usual. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. A sparkling bath and no harsh chemicals around your family or on your hands! 
Toothpaste : Baking Soda is a gentle dentifrice that helps keep teeth clean and white. Dip a damp toothbrush in some Baking Soda sprinkled into your palm. Brush as usual and rinse. 
Tea & Coffee Stains :Remove those coffee and tea stains and eliminate bitter off-tastes by washing coffee maker parts, and coffee and tea pots in a solution of 1/4 cup Baking Soda in 1 quart of warm water. For stubborn stains, try soaking overnight in the Baking Soda solution and detergent. You can even remove the unsightly stains from your favorite cups and mugs, by sprinkling Baking Soda on a sponge and scrubbing the stains away! 
Fire Extinguisher : Always keep Baking Soda on hand in the kitchen for an unexpected grease or electrical fire. Keep it away from the stove so you can reach it in case of a stovetop fire. Throw Baking Soda at the base of the flames as an initial step in controlling small kitchen or electrical fires. Call the Fire Department. To avoid re-ignition, do not attempt to move the item until thoroughly cooled. To be sure, let the Fire Department handle this. (Do not use Baking Soda in deep fat fryers, as it may splatter.) 
Freshen Sponges : Soak stale-smelling sponges in a strong Baking Soda solution to keep them fresh. 
Microwave Cleaning : Use Baking Soda to clean and deodorize your microwave, without scratching. Use a solution of 4 tablespoons of Baking Soda to 1 quart of water. Wipe down microwave and rinse with clear water. For cooked-on foods sprinkle Baking Soda directly on a damp sponge, scrub food stains and rinse. Try this on your fridge, freezer, and other appliances, too. Not only does it clean, it also deodorizes! 
Polish Silver Flatware : Baking Soda can shine all your silver in no time at all! Use a Baking Soda paste made with 3 parts Baking Soda to 1 part water. Rub onto the silver with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry for shining sterling and silver-plate serving pieces! 
Deodorizing Plastic Containers : Keep your plastic food storage containers and thermos smelling fresh. Wash them with Baking Soda sprinkled on a damp sponge. For lingering odors, just soak items in a solution of 4 tablespoons Baking Soda solution in 1 quart warm water. You will never know what was stored in them before! 
Handwashing Dishes : Boost the performance of your hand dishwashing liquid detergent. Add 2 heaping tablespoons of Baking Soda to the dish water to help cut grease and food on dishes, pots and pans. For cooked-on foods, let them soak in the Baking Soda/detergent water first, then use dry Baking Soda on a damp sponge or cloth as a scratch less scouring powder.
Cleaning Tile Floors : Baking Soda dissolves the dirt and grime from a tile floor quickly and easily. Mix 1/2 cup Baking Soda in a bucket of warm water, mop and rinse clean for a sparkling floor.
Refreshing Bath : Just add 1/2 cup of Baking Soda to your bathtub of water to make your bath even fresher. Relax!...while the Baking Soda neutralizes acids on the skin and washes away oil and perspiration. It also makes your skin feel silky smooth.
Cleaning Brushes and Combs : Clean natural oil build-up and hair product residue from combs and brushes by soaking them in a solution of 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda in a small basin of warm water. Rinse and allow to dry.
Soothing Foot Soak : Soak your tired feet in a solution of 3 tablespoons of Baking Soda in a basin of warm water. Your feet will smell fresher and be re-freshed too!


 

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