qualities of baking soda
1. Baking soda is a great cleaner/degreaser.
If you have any problems cleaning the sink or utensils or
other places in your house where too much of grease is accumulated
then no problem………here is the best solution for you. All you
have to do is take a small container, pour in some baking
soda and moisten it with water until you get a thin paste.
Then sponge clean using the paste. Use lots of clear water
in the final wiping to avoid any powdery residue. Believe
me it cleans like a dream.
2. Baking soda is a cure for
musty odour. Did you know that? Well if not then find out.
You put it in the fridge to kill odours; it works just as
well in the cupboards (put a small container on each shelf).
3. To help remove dried foods
from pots and pans pour hot water in the pan and then add
generous amount of baking soda. Let soak for 15 minutes, and
then wash as usual.
4. To deodorize carpets, sprinkle
them with baking soda at night and vacuum in the morning.
5. You can clean silver jewelry
by applying baking soda to a dry paper towel or rag and rubbing
into silver, then rinse clean.
6. Use baking soda on a damp
sponge to remove odors from cutting boards.
Amazing qualities of vinegar.
1. Kill grass on walks and driveways.
2. Kill weeds. Spray full strength
on growth until plants have starved
3. Increase soil acidity. In
hard water: one gallon of tap water for watering rhododendrons,
gardenias, or azaleas.
4. Deter ants. Spray vinegar
around doors, appliances, and along other areas where ants
5. Polish car chrome. Apply full
6. Remove skunk odour from a
dog. Rub fur with full strength vinegar; rinse.
7. Keep cats away. Sprinkle vinegar
on areas you don't want the cat walking, sleeping, or scratching
8. Keep dogs from scratching
his ears. Use a clean, soft cloth dipped in diluted vinegar.
9. Keep chickens from pecking
each other. Put a little in their drinking water.
10. Tenderize meat. Soak in vinegar
11. Freshen vegetables. Soak
wilted vegetables in 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of vinegar.
12. Boil better eggs. Add 2 tablespoons
water before boiling eggs. Keeps them from cracking.
13. Soothe a bee sting. Dot the
irritation with vinegar and relieve itching.
14. Relieve sunburn. Lightly
rub white vinegar; you may have to reapply.
15. Condition hair. Add a tablespoon
of vinegar to dissolve sticky residue left by shampoo.
16. Relieve dry and itchy skin.
Add 2 tablespoons to bath water.
17. Fight dandruff. After shampooing,
rinse with vinegar and 2 cups of warm water.
18. Soothe a sore throat. Put
a teaspoon of vinegar in a glass of water. Gargle, then swallow.
19. Treat sinus infections and
chest colds. Add 1/4 cup or more vinegar to the vaporizer.
20. Feel good. A teaspoon of
apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, with a bit of honey
added for flavor, will take the edge off your appetite and
give you an overall healthy feeling.
21. Deodorize the kitchen drain.
Pour a cup down the drain once a week. Let stand 30 minutes
and then flush with cold water.
22. Eliminate onion odor. Rub on your fingers before
and after slicing.
23. Clean and disinfect wood
cutting boards. Wipe with full strength vinegar.
24. Remove fruit stains from
hands. Rub with vinegar.
25. Cut grease and odor on dishes.
Add a tablespoon of vinegar to hot soapy water.
26. Clean a teapot. Boil a mixture
of water and vinegar in the teapot. Wipe away the grime.
27. Freshen a lunchbox. Soak
a piece of bread in vinegar and let it sit in the lunchbox
28. Clean the refrigerator. Wash
with a solution of equal parts water and vinegar.
29. Unclog a drain. Pour a handful
of baking soda down the drain and add 1/2 cup of vinegar.
Rinse with hot water.
30. Clean and deodorize the garbage
disposal. Make vinegar ice cubes and feed them down the disposal.
After grinding, run cold water through.
31. Clean and deodorize jars.
Rinse mayonnaise, peanut butter, and mustard jars with vinegar
32. Clean the dishwasher. Run
a cup of vinegar through the whole cycle once a month to reduce
soap build up on the inner mechanisms and on glassware.
33. Clean stainless steel. Wipe
with a vinegar dampened cloth.
34. Clean china and fine glassware.
Add a cup of vinegar to a sink of warm water. Gently dip the
glass or china in the solution and let dry.
35. Get stains out of pots. Fill
pot with a solution of 3 tablespoons of vinegar to a pint
of water. Boil until stain loosens and can be washed away.
36. Clean the microwave. Boil
a solution of 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water in the
microwave. Will loosen splattered on food and deodorize.
37. Dissolve rust from bolts
and other metals. Soak in full strength vinegar.
38. Get rid of cooking smells.
Let simmer a small pot of vinegar and water solution.
39. Unclog steam iron. Pour equal
amounts of vinegar and water into the iron's water chamber.
Turn to steam and leave the iron on for 5 minutes in an upright
position. Then unplug and allow to cool. Any loose particles
should come out when you empty the water.
40. Clean a scorched iron plate.
Heat equal parts vinegar and salt in a small pan. Rub solution
on the cooled iron surface to remove dark or burned stains.
41. Get rid of lint in clothes.
Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.
42. Keep colors from running.
Immerse clothes in full strength vinegar before washing.
43. Freshen up the washing machine.
Periodically, pour a cup of vinegar in the machine and let
in run through a regular cycle (no clothes added). Will dissolve
44. Brighten fabric colors. Add
a 1/2-cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.
45. Take grease off suede. Dip
a toothbrush in vinegar and gently brush over grease spot.
46. Remove tough stains. Gently
rub on fruit, jam, mustard, coffee, and tea. Then wash as
47. Get smoke smell out of clothes.
Add a cup of vinegar to a bathtub of hot water. Hang clothes
above the steam.
48. Removes decay. Brush with a couple coats of vinegar.
Allow to soak in. Wash off.
49. You can clean eyeglasses.
Wipe each lens with a drop of vinegar.
50. Keeps cut flowers fresh and
gleaming for a longer time. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar and
1 teaspoon sugar for each quart of water.