10 Common Uses for Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great household cleaner. Here are ten ways to clean your home with baking soda:

1) Make a paste of baking soda and water and rub on insect bites to relieve itching.

2) Remove coffee and tea stains by scrubbing pots or cups with baking soda and a plastic scouring pad.

3) Add 1/3 cup baking soda to a wash cycle as a bleach booster or to the rinse cycle for cleaner smelling laundry.

4) To remove black scuff marks from floor, rub them with a paste of baking soda and water.

5) Clean fiberglass showers and tubs with baking soda sprinkled on a sponge. Sponge clean and wipe dry.

6) Soak sour smelling dishcloths and sponges in water and baking soda solution.

7) Use a solution of water and baking soda to clean and deodorize the inside of your microwave.

8) Put a few spoonfuls in a cup of water in the microwave, boil for two minutes, then wipe down the inside with a sponge.

9) Sprinkle a little baking soda into the laundry hamper to minimize odors.

10) Remove crayon marks from walls by scrubbing gently with an old toothbrush and a paste of baking soda and water.

Originally published at Suite 101. Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom who is the author of What's for Dinner?, an e-cookbook containing more than 250 quick easy dinner ideas. For recipes, tips to organize your home, home decorating, crafts, holiday hints, and more, visit Creative Homemaking at http://www.creativehomemaking.com

Interior Design Simply Means Personalizing Your Interior Environment

Interior Design today is all about customizing your built environment with conceptual planning, aesthetic sense... Read More

Why Laminate Flooring is the Perfect Choice for Families

If you've ever had carpets or vinyl flooring you've probably had your share of stains,... Read More

Aluminium Window Frames

When double glazing first became a popular window choice in the 1960s, most frames were... Read More

Ceiling Fan Blades

A ceiling fan consists of three basic parts, namely the motor; blades and the mounting... Read More

Electric Radiant and Floor Coverings

If the decision of what type radiant heating system to use was left to the... Read More

Bedding is Fashion for the Bed

Ladies, we spend a lot of time in the morning getting ready for the day.... Read More

Repairing a Hole in a Sheetrocked Wall

It is quite simple to repair a hole in a Sheetrocked wall, however there are... Read More

Rustic Stone House Signs

You may own a remarkably constructed, attractive house that is perfect from every angle. The... Read More

Improving Your Bottom Line Through Vastu

The design of your office and home has a great influence on your financial success.... Read More

Replacement or Retrofit Style Frame? Which is Right for You?

Last week I told you how to measure for your vinyl replacement windows when replacing... Read More

Building Permits and Inspections

Probably the most intimidating part of building your own house is the permit process. Not... Read More

Modern Rugs

The modern look is a highly admired form of interior design. The word Modern is... Read More

Daydreaming About Your Home Makeover Projects

Most of us enjoy daydreaming about our perfect home. Do you ever think about your... Read More

Hot Tubs Create a Backyard Oasis

What would you like in the backyard that is great for entertaining, would be a... Read More

Materials For Building Window Shutters

Shopping for window shutters can become confusing because of the huge variety of materials used... Read More

Installing Retrofit and Replacement Vinyl Windows

In previous articles i explained to you how to determine whether your windows are candidates... Read More

Add Value to Your House - Interior Remodelling

Interior remodeling can have an amazing impact on the look and value of a house.... Read More

Security in Todays World

There are many things in life that are worth protecting. Our children, our valuables, our... Read More

Building a Garage Addition to Your Home

One of the most rewarding home improvements I made to my house was to build... Read More

Remedies for a Wet Basement

A wet basement can be just a nuisance or even real nightmare. Each year, thousands... Read More

Get Everything Done Quickly Using Your Basic Tools

No one wants to have their house equipment broken. But it might happened your electricity... Read More

Laminate Flooring Advantages

DurabilityBecause it's designed with a tough and durable wear layer, laminate flooring is much stronger... Read More

The Art of Power Washing Siding

Some of the most common mistakes to avoid made by homeowners and contractors are:Trying to... Read More

Buyers Guide For Copper MailBoxes

Mailboxes crafted from copper give you traditional elegance and extraordinary quality. Copper mailboxes will never... Read More

Seven Essential Color Concepts for Designing Spaces

Understanding a few essential color concepts will help you design your living and work spaces... Read More

Persian Carpets - Popular Styles

There are numerous styles of Persian carpets. In fact there are over 300 different variations.... Read More

Securing Your Castle

In the world of today, we no longer employ the moat, drawbridge or 30 foot... Read More

A Beginner?s Guide to Buying House Plans

Learn How to Select a House Plan That Will Result in The Home of Your... Read More

If You?re Looking for Bedding, Think ?Pink?

If you have come to a point in your life that you want a serious... Read More

Save Money On Home Improvement Projects

Many of us avoid home improvement projects due to their expense. Granted if you are... Read More

The Motors Best Friend

The starting current of motor can become 3 to 6 times the normal running current!... Read More

A Healthy Home

Your home is your castle. You decide, possibly together with family members, what to make... Read More

Electrical Safety and Power Tools

Power tools are one of the greatest conveniences for getting handyman jobs and professional jobs... Read More

A Well Chosen Bathroom Vanity Will Make Your Bathroom Look Great!

A bathroom vanity is the centerpiece of your bathroom. Regardless of how well the rest... Read More

Unadulterated Truth About Black Mold: What You Don?t Know Is Destroying Your Home And Your Health

With today's new building procedures, our homes are more dangerous than ever before!Scientific evidence now... Read More

Skip Troweling Method for Textured Ceilings

There are several ceiling texture choices to choose from when finishing a room. You can... Read More

Got Attic Mold? Lets Talk Energy Conservation!

It happens to countless homeowners around the end of the year - you make the... Read More

Ideas For Interior Design

Ideas for interior design are a dime a dozen these days. In fact, you can... Read More

Tearing Down the House

Last year, we bought this big ol' 1887 house. We are just now coming to... Read More

Save Time & Money Doing Your Own Basic Electric Wiring

Hiring a professional electrician can be very expensive and is often the reason why people... Read More

Mexican Artisans Promote the Use of Recycled Copper in the Fabrication of Their World Famous Copper

For many years copper has been the main raw material used by the Mexican artisans... Read More

Home Furnishings and Shelving

Its spring time and that means we start working on our homes. Cleaning, organizing, purchasing... Read More

Interior Design For Children

Interior design for children is one of the most fun, delightful aspects of the business... Read More

Which Type of Radiant Floor Heating is Best For Me?

If you are looking to warm your floors with a radiant heat system, and have... Read More

Comparing Types Of Conservatory Blinds

The cost of furnishing a conservatory can catch many people out, in fact it can... Read More

Outdoor Bars - Essential For Summer Entertaining

The trend for enhancing your patio is to create an outdoor kitchen area. Cooking and... Read More

How to Design a Lighting Plan

You are doing a remodel and know that you want to add some lighting to... Read More

Home Remodeling: Colors and Temperature Perception

Colors contain underlying psychological meanings and evoke particular feelings when we see them. All of... Read More

Which Lamp Should I Choose?

With all the lighting choices out there, you may want to reconsider just purchasing a... Read More

The Mighty Dust Mite and How To Deal With It

A Closer Examination of the Dust MiteThe dust mite's mouth parts are grouped in front... Read More