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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Cleaning Using Household Items - Baking Soda


In time for spring cleaning, I thought I'd run some blog posts I've done earlier on using things you have around the house. Here's one on baking soda: 


- To eliminate crayon, pencil, ink, and furniture scuffs from painted surfaces, sprinkle a little baking soda on a damp cloth, run clean, and rinse. 

- To tackle tough stains on enameled cast iron, scrub with a soft nylon brush and a thick paste of baking soda and water.

- To remove stains from stainless steel, dissolve 4 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of water and clean with a soft cloth. Dry with a clean cloth.

- Sprinkle baking soda on casseroles or roasting pans with baked-on food or stains. Let it work for five minutes, followed by a light scrub and rinse..

- Sprinkle baking soda on minor oil and grease spills on a garage floor or driveway, and scrub with a wet brush.

Aren't these helpful things to know?

More on using household items to clean:

Spring Cleaning Using Household Items - Vinegar

Spring Cleaning Using Household Items - Lemons

Spring Cleaning Using Household Items - Salt, Newspaper, Coffee Filters, and Olive Oil