Top 7 Baking Soda Hacks

Whether your box is orange, yellow or anything in between, your pantry probably has a dedicated spot for baking soda. Although it is essential in some baking recipes, there is so much more that baking soda can be used for. So, if your box is nearly empty, time to grab one on your next grocery trip!

  1. Refresh Your Fridge

    Simply leave an open box of baking soda in your fridge to give your nose a relief from smelling a couple-day-old takeout

  2. Emergency Deodorant

    When in a pinch, simply rub a bit of baking soda in place of deodorant for an odorless smell

  3. Protects Against Plaque

    Sprinkle A SMALL AMOUNT of baking soda on top of your toothbrush, before you add the toothpaste. Some people say that this helps to whiten teeth and to fight plaque buildup. Note: DO NOT replace toothpaste or brush vigorously with baking soda, as to prevent damage to teeth.

  4. Cat Litter Deodorizer

    Sometimes, one can’t scoop up all the smelly bits of clay, and mixing some baking soda to the litter will give relief not only to your scent glads, but also your feline’s.

  5. Add to Laundry Detergent

    Although it does not replace laundry detergent completely, adding baking soda in the washing machine can boost your load in a variety of ways. For example, half a cup of baking soda controls suds, repels laundry odors, softens your clothes, and further supports your detergent.

  6. Carpet Cleaner

    Got a tough carpet stain? Dish washing soap not cutting it? Try sprinkling a generous amount of baking soda, and depending on your splotch, add hot o cold water on it, and leave for up to three hours. Afterwards, vacuum the affected area, and the spot should be gone, and your carpet will look fresher.

  7. Fights Smelly Shoes

    Worn your favorite pair of shoes for a bit too long? No worries, we have all been there. A simple remedy for stinky shoes lies with a generous pour of baking soda overnight. BY the time you wake up, your shoes will be as good as new!