Uses of Baking Soda

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Baking soda can be used in many different ways for cleaning, but it is most useful when cleaning more sensitive materials that react poorly to abrasive chemicals. Use baking soda to clean silverware or tile with help from a professional house cleaner in... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi. I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and I'm going to show you some ways that you can use baking soda. Baking soda can be used around your house for cleaning almost anything. As long as you have something to mix it up with. You can mix it up with just water, if you have, something you're afraid might get hurt, like maybe a sensitive material, maybe sensitive clothing item or something like that. Or, something that you need to scrub, and you don't want too many chemicals involved, just mix your baking soda with water, it'll make a paste. Also, if you have something that's got rust on it, maybe silverware, like this spoon. You can use the baking soda, and mix it with lemon juice, or if you don't have lemon juice, you can substitute it with vinegar. You just want to dip a sponge, or rag, or paper towel in your mixture, and work it around. And it'll get rid of, you know the stains. If you need to let it sit for a minute, that's fine, baking soda is totally harmless, it's not going to harm anything. You can let it sit anywhere, for a number of hours or overnight, it doesn't matter, if you think that'll l help. You know, if you have a sever stain, like on the sink, or piece of metal or something like that, let it sit for a while. Also, if you're in the bathroom, baking soda's just a really good abrasive, as apposed to using something like comet, that's more toxic. Baking soda is totally biodegradable, and natural, and it's not harmful to pets or kids. So, if you're going to scrub your bathtub or something, baking soda's wonderful. Mix it with some vinegar, and you have an excellent tile and grout scrub. Really, there are no limits of what you can clean with baking soda. Just make you a nice paste, and carry it around your house and clean up, everything. Baking soda is also an excellent odor absorber. If you have a pair of shoes that maybe have an odor to them, if you sprinkle some baking soda in there, overnight, when you wake up in the smell will be gone. It absorbs odor wonderfully, which is why people keep it in their refrigerators. You stick it in your refrigerator, and open the lid a little bit, it will absorb the odors from maybe fast food or leftovers that you keep in your refrigerator. It will keep your refrigerator from having a foul smell. So, keep your baking soda in the fridge, when you're not using it. I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and those are ways you can use baking soda.