parmesan cheese containter lids will fit on mason jars! How about keeping baking soda by the sink for a mildly abrasive cleanser. Or flour near where you kneed your bread - just sprinkle on the counter.
Soak orange peels in vinegar for two weeks in a sealed mason jar then pour the vinegar into a spray bottle. Use as a non-toxic and yummy smelling "green" cleaner. I love using vinegar to clean with but have always wondered how to make it smell better - can't wait to do this!
Clean Pot / Pan Bottoms - Have stains on your pots and pans bottom? Sprinkle on some baking soda, then peroxide. Let the soda absorb the peroxide for maybe 10 min. Then spray on white vinegar. Let it soak for about an hour. Then scrub with a non-abrasive scouring pad. I really didn't have to spend much time or elbow grease scrubbing!
Homemade Febreze: What youll need: 1/8 Cup of fabric softener (I used Downy April Fresh) 2 tablespoons Baking Soda Hot tap water Spray bottle (I used my empty 27 oz. Febreze bottle) combine all in bottle, shake well and use! AWESOME!
The COUNTLESS Uses for Baking Soda (Besides Baking)!
Every couple of months sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and a tablespoon of your favorite fabric softener over your mattress, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it up. Gets rid of dust mites and freshens up the mattress. Keep that same mixture in a small mason jar with holes poked in the top in your linen or clothes closet to keep it smelling fresh! Many Baking Soda Tips!!!
Dishwasher soap: Mix together equal parts baking soda, borax (available in the laundry aisle). Use 1-2 Tbs. per load. Each load will cost pennies. Also, use vinegar in the jetdry well instead of the expensive stuff.
Amazing home-made stain remover: 1 cup of water 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (can get from the dollar store) 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup white vinegar (to help whiten and soften the load) Fill a container with almost-boiling water. Add in a generous amount of the home-made oxy-clean and a good squirt of liquid dishwashing soap. Make sure the clothes are fully submerged. Let it sit for a minimum of four hours. Pour the clothes and extra liquid into your washing machine and wash as usual.