Baking Soda Tips

Stovetop Splatters

As soon as the stove has cooled enough to touch (but isn't so cool that the spill has hardened), wipe away the mess.

Cover dried-on spills with a wet, soapy dish cloth and let it sit while you tackle another cleaning challenge. Use the cloth to wipe up the softened spill.

For stubborn, neglected messes, make a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Apply to the spill, leave on for 10 minutes, and wipe away with a damp paper towel.

Milk Scum

Cream sauces, custards, and other cooked-milk mixtures nearly always adhere to pans. To fix this problem, fill the pot with warm water and add several tablespoons of baking soda. Bring to a boil and let boil until the scorched milk loosens and floats to the surface.

Stains on Plastic Storage Containers

Tomato sauce and other acidic foods leave stains on plastic that even the dishwasher won't remove. Set those plastic pieces out in the sun to naturally bleach the stains away. (Rub lemon juice on especially stubborn spots first. Baking soda also works well in bleaching color out of plastic, and it helps get rid of strong odors.)  A great way to prevent stains is to spray with PAM first and then put the food in.

Drain unclogger

So your sink is not draining the way you would like it to? Try this.

1/2 C White Vinegar
1/4 C Baking soda
Cover the drain and let the chemistry do its work. Follow by Boiling water.

Now, if this does not work, you may need to snake your drain, use a draino type product, or ask you husband to undo the plumbing and see what is stuck.

Oil in the driveway or garage?

Do you have oil on the floor of your garage? How about the drive way? When I was a teenager my dad was obcessed with keeping his driveway clean and garage floor, so obcessed in fact NO ONE was allowed to park on the driveway. Why you ask? Because if it was one of our friends and if their car left oil we were the ones out there cleaning it up. THE HARD WAY with a toothbrush and some store bought product. Over the years I have learned some tricks and of course TIPS from my Grandmama.

Spit up on your clothes

Ok let's face it nothing smells as bad as baby spit up. Right? Well, did you know if you sprinkle baking soda on the area it will take out the smell? Yes it is true, I then throw my shirt in the laundry basket and when it is laundry day, wash as usual. No stain, No smell just a nice shirt!