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Baking Soda

baking soda


Almost everyone uses the thrift friendly baking soda to deodorize their refrigerator.  After 3-6 months,  most people put in a fresh box.


Do not throw out the old baking soda.  There is still life in it and there are others ways to use it.  Use it like scouring powder for cleaning, or put it down your drain to freshen it.


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Frugal footnotes:


Here are more frugal uses for baking soda.


- Use it to make baked goods rise, such as quick breads.


- Use it as a scouring powder.


- Use it to cleaning and refresh hard surfaces, such as the inside of microwaves, kitchen countertops, telephones, computer keyboards, etc.


- Keeps closed surfaces ( besides refrigerators)  smelling fresh; such as coolers and lunch pails. 

- Removes odors in washing machine and dishwasher.  Use 1/2 cup in load of laundry or 1/4 cup in the dishwasher.


- Use to keep your sink smelling clean. 


- Unclog your sink when used in combination with vinegar.


- Use it for brushing your teeth.


- Use it as a facial scrub.


- Use it with water and salt as a nasal spray.  Use 1 cup water and 1/4 tsp of baking soda and salt.








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