Save Over $500 a Year Using Baking Soda!

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This one household item can save you hundreds through the year.  What’s the magic item?  It’s something every family probably already has in the house: baking soda.  Read on to find all the astonishing ways you can use baking soda and how much it will save you per year.

 

  • Household Uses

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    • Dish Detergent – Combine 2 big tbsp of baking soda to your normal dish soap for a very effective cleansing solution.  Perfect for soaking those really dirty pans.  Cleans up coffee pots too!  Can save you $24 per year.
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    • Mild Abrasive Cleaner – Add dry baking soda to a damp sponge for a mild abrasive that works well on sinks, tubs, and tile.  Saves up to $18 per year.
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    • Odor neutralizer– 4 parts baking soda with 1 part water will neutralize any odor.  Bye bye stinky sponges!  You can also sprinkle in trash cans, shoes, or other odor-prone places. Can save you $24 per year.
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    • Toilet Cleaner– Dump 1 full cup in the toilet and leave it there for about an hour.  You’ll come pack to a nice-smelling and clean toilet.  Can save you $12 per year.
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    • Dry Cleaner– Sprinkle on your carpet or upholstery, scrub with a gentle brush, then vacuum up at least an hour later.  You can even leave it overnight to get rid of odors. Can save you $36 per year.
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    • Laundry Booster– Just like detergent, you can mix it with your normal soap to give your laundry a power-boost. Can save you $24 per year.
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    • Metal Polish– Shine that chrome or stainless steel with a paste made from equal parts baking soda and water.  Can save you $8 per year.
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    • Septic Cleaner – Dump 1 cup per week down the drain to keep your septic tank clean.  Can save you $36 per year.
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    • Fire Retardant – Our instinct is to splash water on small kitchen fires, but baking soda works better.
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    • Vegetable and Fruit Cleanser – Mix a bit on a damp sponge for an ideal way to clean fresh produce.  Can save you $48 per year.
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    • Magic Eraser hack– Get crayon off walls? Yup, baking soda can do that.  Just put a bit on a damp sponge. Can save you $12 per year.
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    • Oven Cleaner – Sprinkle a light layer of baking soda in the oven, then spray some water.  Let it sit overnight and wipe away in the morning.  Can save you $6 per year.
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    • Deodorizer – An open container in the fridge gets rid of odors.  Replace every couple of months. You can also sprinkle some anywhere there is an odor, like the trashcan.  Can save you $10 per year.
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    • Natural Floor Cleaner – A bucket of warm water mixed with 1/2 cup baking soda gives you a floor you’ll want to eat off of! Can save you $24 per year.
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    • Oil and Grease Remover – Get rid of the oil stain in the driveway with baking soda and scrub with a wet brush.  Can save you $12 per year.
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    • Car Cleaner – clean your chrome, vinyl, windows, floor mats, or anything else on your car with baking soda.  Save up to $48 per year!
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    • Dishwasher Cleaner – A sprinkle or two in the dishwasher will deodorize and clean your dishwasher.  Can save you $12 a year.
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    • Eliminate Pet smells – Spread some baking soda in pet beds and cat boxes to rid the house of pet odor. Can save you up to $30 per year.
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    • Freshen up Linens – 1/2 cup of soda in the rinse cycle will freshen up your sheets and towels!  Can save you $10 per year.
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  • Personal Uses  –

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    • Toothpaste – Mix with Hydrogen peroxide for a perfect toothpaste.  Can save you up to $36 per year!
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    • Mouthwash – Dump 1 tbsp into a cup of water and swish.  It actually gets rid of any odor instead of just masking.  Can save you $60 a year.
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    • Deodorant– Use a powder puff to apply and skip buying the deodorants with harmful ingredients.  Can save you up to $36 a year.
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    • Oral device cleaner– Add 2 tbsp to warm water and you have the perfect solution to clean retainers, dentures, and other mouthpieces.  Can save you up to $30 a year.
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    • Facial Cleanser – 2 tsp Baking Soda mixed with a tsp of water makes a great facial scrub known for treating acne and exzema. Use it like a mask for best results.  Can save you up to $60 a year!
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    • Itch Cream – mix equal parts of baking soda and water into a salve that will help stop itching and treat insect bites.  Can save you $18 per year.
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    • Scent Neutralizer – If you’ve been cooking with garlic or other strong scents, mix 3 parts baking soda with 1 part water for a perfect hand cream that will neutralize scents. Can save you $12 per year.
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    • Antacid – Mix 1 tsp with a cup of filtered water to make a great antacid that works quickly.  Can save you up to $24 per year.
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    • Alleviate Diaper Rash – Mix 2 tbsp in your child’s bath to effectively aid in healing diaper rash.  Can save you up to $36 per year.
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    • Deep Cleansing Shampoo – Add a sprinkle of baking soda to your normal use of shampoo and you’ll give your hair a deep cleanse- getting rid of all residue.  Can save you $36 per year.
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    • Brush and Comb Cleanser – Just like the cleansing shampoo, you can clean your combs and brushes with a baking soda/water mix.  Can save you $5 per year.
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    • Foot Soak – A hot tub of water plus 3 tbsp of baking soda offers a nice foot soak.  Can save you $10 a year.
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