If there is any kitchen item that sees a lot of stains, it’s plastic storage containers. From pasta sauces to grease and oils, plastic storage containers really take a beating. And though the stains may seem impossible to remove, you can scrub them away with the help of baking soda.
To get started, sprinkle some baking soda onto a clean sponge and then thoroughly scrub the containers. The powerful cleaning action of baking soda should help them look almost new.
Make Rain Repellent for Your Windshield
Windshield wipers are essential for your vehicle and when they aren’t functioning properly, it can be a real safety hazard. No one should be driving when they can't see the road clearly.
If you find that your wipers are less than effective, take a damp cloth, sprinkle some baking soda on it and thoroughly wipe down your windshield. The baking soda should help create a covering over the windshield so that, the next time rain hits it, the water will roll away quicker.
Relieve Chicken Pox
Though it’s a common childhood illness, chickenpox can be very itchy, uncomfortable, and eventually sore. But there is a way to find relief.
Draw yourself a warm bath and, as the water is running, pour a cup of baking soda into the water and allow it to mix. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes to relieve your itchiness and soothe your skin. You can also add chamomile and oatmeal to the baking soda bath which could also help.
Clean Your Dish Sponges
Although your dish sponge faithfully cleans your dirty dishes every day, it could use a little cleaning itself. Otherwise, you might as well rebrand it as a petri dish.
If your sponges are starting to smell and look grimy, soak them in warm water and some baking soda overnight. Then, just rinse them off in the morning and they should be ready to use again.
Deodorize a Pet Bed
Pets bring so much joy and fun into our homes and they also bring... smells. But deodorizing your home from pet smells and stains doesn’t have to be a frustrating job.
If your pet’s bed is starting to stink, sprinkle a layer of baking soda over the area and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Next, simply vacuum up the baking soda and the smells should be gone. So, next time your pet’s bed starts to smell, instead of using artificial, chemical-based sprays to deodorize, you can just use baking soda.