Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Save Money and the Planet!

Part 1 - Baking Soda - Household Cleaner, Stain Remover, Deodorizer

There was a time when families made their own cleaning products for pennies a gallon or 
less. Some figures show the average family spends $1200 a year on household cleaners! 
Who says you can’t afford a vacation or dinners out! Just MIY!

You’ll also eliminate many toxic chemicals in your home and help the environment.  

These homemade cleaners are much safer around children and pets.

First: Label Your Products 

ALWAYS label your bottles with all the ingredients they contain and make sure

the label states NOT TO BE CONSUMED BY ANYONE, but used for (state the purpose 

of the product).

Shake a bit of baking soda on a damp sponge, and you can clean and deodorize all 
the surfaces in your kitchen and bathroom. Always rinse thoroughly.

Add 2-4 tablespoons of baking soda in a spray bottle filled with a quart of warm 
water for a more liquid cleaner and deodorizer to use on fixtures, stainless steel, 
chrome, fiberglass, ceramic, porcelain or enamel and other non-porous, surfaces.

Keep an open box in your refrigerator to eliminate odors and sprinkle it in the 
bottom of a garbage pail or bag to keep odors down.

Keep baking soda by the stove to put out grease fire emergencies.

Sprinkle some in your plasticware, and rinse with hot water to deodorize.  
Do not use baking soda on porous surfaces like wood.

These articles from Angel Brown, Keller Williams - Upper 
Marlboro, 240-34-ANGEL and Home Warranty of America, Inc., will 
help you improve your home, creating a healthier environment while 
saving energy and the planet. Stay tuned for more!