5 Creative Ways to Use Baking Soda Around the House

If you have baking soda on hand but aren’t much of a baker, put it to good use somewhere else.

Here are five creative ways to use baking soda around the house.

Stay in the kitchen and clean your sink with it.

Take it from a cleaning expert HuffPost spoke with.

Baking soda works as a mild abrasive.

Just sprinkle baking soda in the sink, grab a sponge and get to scrubbing.

Now that the sink is spotless, clean your produce.

Baking soda is great at removing pesticide residue from fruits and veggies, according to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Just add a few teaspoons of baking soda to the water in the sink and give your produce a five-minute soak.

Use baking soda to freshen up towels.

The same cleaning guru tells HuffPost it’s a good idea to put half a cup in your washing machine with your normal detergent to get rid of odors.

Thank baking soda’s deodorizing properties for that!

Speaking of, toss an open box in the fridge or anywhere smelly to absorb odors so they don’t take over the taste of nearby foods.

They’re man’s best friend, but they sure can stink.

Experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute are throwing you a bone with this tip!

They recommend sprinkling baking soda onto pet beds, waiting 15 minutes, then vacuuming it up.

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