Rose Platter’s long list of Baking Soda magic remedies!
I was reading the interesting and amusing book Joey Green’s Magic Brands 1,185 Brand-new uses for Brand Name Products!
One of my favourite tips was the endless uses for baking soda! The book tells us that Arm & Hammer Baking Soda can be used to clean a microwave oven: sprinkle the baking soda on a damp sponge, scrub and rinse! Naturally any baking soda will also do the same trick!
Then it tells us how to boost the strength of liquid laundry detergent by adding one half cup baking soda with the usual amount of detergents to your regular wash cycle!
You can follow the same rule to clean bathroom tiles, stainless steel sinks, tarnish from silver and freshen the refrigerator. To remove burnt on food from cookware, dampen area, sprinkle with baking soda, let soak overnight, then scrub with a sponge, rinse and dry!
Clean coffee pots and teapots by washing them in a solution of one-quarter cup baking soda and one quart warm water! Then rinse clean.
To deodorize the kitchen garbage sprinkle a handful of baking soda in the garbage pail each time you add garbage! Deodorize the carpet by sprinkling baking soda lightly over the dry carpet, let it sit for fifteen minutes then vacuum up.
Best of all, to deodorize a cat litter box: cover the bottom of the litter box with one-quarter inch baking soda, then add the litter!