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Green Tip of the Day- Uses for Baking Soda!

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Baking soda!  

 

Because I am not a baker, can't really you tell what the real purpose of baking soda is.  However, here are a couple of cleaning uses for the baking soda in your cabinet  

Since, everyone knows that baking soda placed in the fridge kills odors.  Here are some baking soda tips you may not be aware of.  

Drains......................sc home staging

For drains in the kitchen and bathrooms, pour a cup down the drain.  This will keep the drains smelling fresh.  

Fresher Pets..............sc home staging

to keep Fifi (cat) or Fido (dog) smelling fresh, sprinkle baking soda all over their fur and comb in it.  Excess powder that falls off won't harm the kids or your carpet and it is a great way to keep pets fresh between baths  

Bathtubs..................spartanburg home staging

 

For bathubs....make a thick paste of baking soda and vinegar. This will clean scum, body oils and grease from the tub!  Love this one!   

Crayon Marks...........sc home staging.

 

Crayon Marks ...................to clean crayon marks off your floor mke a thin watery paste.  Wipe the area with the paste.  Then wipe area with a warm wet cloth to remove gritty feeling.  Haven't tried this on walls so not really sure if it works there!   

Curling Iron..............anderson home staging

Baking soda can be used to clean build up of hairspray and gunk from the curling iron- Once again, make a thin watery paste and wipe on the barrell of the iron.  Then, wipe with wet cloth to remove the paste residue!

 *****Please make sure the curling iron is unplugged during cleaning process.*******

 

 written by Marci Toliver

Marci Toliver is a home staging consultant, providing home staging services to Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson, SC. areas,assisting you in effectively showcasing your property by utilizing proven home staging techniques.  Ms. Toliver is also the S.C. Chapter President of Real Estate Staging Association, commonly known as RESA.  Marci offers home staging services to homeowners , builders and Realtors® in  the Upstate area .

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Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Hey Maureen and Kathleen- my baking buddies!  What does baking soda do? 

Mar 29, 2009 11:34 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

The only one I wasn't familiar with is the curling iron one.  I use it for all the other uses!  So handy!

Mar 29, 2009 12:34 PM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Sharon, thanks for stopping by!  I am loving my new green cleaning solutions!  Wait to you hear about vinegar!  lol

Mar 29, 2009 12:54 PM
Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

Use baking soda and salt to brush your teeth.

Mar 29, 2009 03:11 PM
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

I love using Baking Soda for all of these tips. It's such a great product with so many uses.

Mar 29, 2009 03:18 PM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Virginia, I have used baking soda for toothpaste but to add salt to it?  I guess it will keep your lips pucker ready!  lol

Mar 30, 2009 02:09 AM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Donna:  It has so many uses - I was amazed by them all! 

Mar 30, 2009 02:10 AM
David Moon
First Impressions Home Staging & Interior Redesign - Charleston, SC
First Impressions

Marci: Cool ideas! And just so you know, in its more conventional use, baking soda is the ingredient that causes baked goods to rise. As a matter of fact, I used it in those chocolate chip cookies you sampled at the first SIF roundtable at First Impressions headquarters.

Apr 01, 2009 05:20 AM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

David:  Those cookies were so delicious!   I am glad that someone knew what backing soda is used for!! 

Apr 01, 2009 08:29 AM
Mark Lebkuchner / Home Loan Specialist
Warwick, RI

Baking soda?  I used to use baking soda to make volcanoes back in Jr. High! 

Mar 11, 2010 12:25 AM