Tuesday 7 July, 2020

10 ways to speed up Christmas cleaning with ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda

Image by Monfocus from Pixabay.

Image by Monfocus from Pixabay.

Christmas clean-ups have begun and as time passes, the frenzy grows.

However don’t let the Christmas rush get to you; clean smart instead of hard with these handy tips incorporating baking soda.

Baking soda is non-toxic and is a powerful cleaning and deodorising agent that can help keep your home clean.

Here are 10 ways to use this household staple as the Christmas countdown continues:


1. Ward off plant pests

Trying to keep your poinsettias bug-free? Instead of harmful pesticides, try an easy solution of baking soda and soapy water, courtesy almanac.com.


2. Get rid of ant infestations

Ants are everywhere and they get into everything. Stop them from interfering with your black cake by setting traps made of baking soda and powdered sugar. Try this recipe courtesy Apartment Therapy: https://bit.ly/347DQRx.


3. Make silverware gleam

Keeping dinnerware sparkling for the family visit is important, but it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Try using ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to gently polish silverware to get it shining in no time.


4. Eliminate odours

Musty smells are a no-no around Christmastime. To keep the air fresh, try keeping a saucer of baking soda in the fridge to eliminate food smells. For closets try adding baking soda to a breathable container and change every couple weeks.


5. Polish jewellery

Some jewellery can lose lustre as time passes, but you can easily restore them to their former glory by polishing with a damp cloth dipped in baking soda.


6. Remove pesticides or wax from fruits and vegetables

Researchers at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, have suggested that washing fruits and vegetables in a solution of water and baking soda can help remove any pesticides or wax.


7. Remove armpit stains from clothing

Those annoying brown stains from perspiration and deodorant can be removed with baking soda. To remove perspiration stains, make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Rub paste into the stain, let it sit for an hour, and then launder as usual. Find out how to remove other common stains.


8. Neutralise gassy beans

Sprinkle a teaspoon of baking soda in the water when soaking beans before cooking, to prevent gassy issues and improve digestion.


9. Clean sink drains

Keep your sink drains clean by sprinkling ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda while running hot water, to eliminate smells.


10. Clean shower curtains

Mouldy shower curtains? Don’t throw them away, just add baking soda to a damp sponge, wipe down the curtains, rinse and hang to dry.


What do you use baking soda for? Let us know in the comments.

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