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Baking Soda as Silver Polish

To polish silver: Wash items, then place on aluminum foil in the bottom of a pot. Add a baking-soda solution ( cup soda, a few teaspoons salt, 1 quart boiling water) and cover for a few seconds. The result? A chemical reaction that gets the black off the gravy boat.
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Have A Ant Problem Use Baking Soda

Ants in your house? Keep them out by mixing up equal parts of baking soda and salt together. Then, sprinkle the mixture wherever you see the intruders coming in at.

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Use Baking Soda As A Hole Filler

Do you need to fill in some nail holes in a plastered wall? If you don't have any spackling handy, you can simply mix together some white toothpaste and baking soda. Fill the holes in completely, then allow the mixture to dry. If you want to match the wall color, add a drop or two of food coloring to the mix before you use it.

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Use Baking Soda To Clean Chrome

A paste made up of baking soda and water will clean and polish the chrome on your vehicles!
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Freshen Shoes Or Slippers With Baking Soda

Fill a pair of old socks with baking soda. Tie a knot in the top of each sock. Then, place the socks in a pair of shoes or slippers that you want to deodorize and freshen up!
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Does Your Car Interior Smell?

Baking soda works better than one of those hanging pine trees in your vehicles. If your vehicle smells musty or smoky, fill up the ashtrays with baking soda. The soda will absorb the odors and effectively freshen the interior.
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- Submitted by SRIVERS1 12/10/2010 in Around The House | 1 Comment
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Clean Your Refrigerator With Baking Soda

Baking soda makes an effective cleaner and deodorizer for your refrigerator too! Sprinkle a little on a damp sponge and clean the inside of the appliance as you normally would. Rinse clean, and see and smell the difference!

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To Clean Fresh Produce

You don't need a store-bought cleaner to remove dirt and insecticides from your fresh produce either. Just mix a quarter of a cup of baking soda in a sink full of water. Wash your fruits and vegetables in the solution, then rinse with clean water.

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- Submitted by SRIVERS1 12/7/2010 in Around The House | 3 Comments
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Get Rid Of Water Rings With Baking Soda

Are there light water rings on your finished wood nightstand? Mix together a paste of baking soda and toothpaste. Dip a soft cloth in the paste and rub the water spots away!

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- Submitted by SRIVERS1 12/6/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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Use Baking Soda To Take Odor Out Of Carpet & Furniture

Carpet and cloth-covered furniture make beautiful additions to your house. But, they do tend to hold body odors, pet smells, cigarette smoke, & other unwanted aromas in your home. To freshen your carpet and upholstered furniture, sprinkle them with baking soda. Allow them to sit undisturbed for a half hour or so. Then, simply vacuum the baking soda up.
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Use Baking Soda To Unclog a Drain

To open up a partially clogged drain, pour a half cup of baking soda into it. Follow this with a cup of vinegar. Allow the solution to bubble for several minutes, then run hot water down the drain.

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Using Baking Soda In The Bathroom

You can use baking soda just like a dry cleanser to clean sinks, bath tubs, and toilets. It works especially well on chrome fixtures! It rinses off easily & you don't have to worry about scratches either.

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- Submitted by SRIVERS1 12/3/2010 in Around The House | 1 Comment
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