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! (lots of other uses for baking soda on this site!)
Inexpensive and Effective Homemade Leather Cleaner Recipe
Inexpensive and Effective Homemade Leather Cleaner Recipe ¼ cup of olive oil ½ cup of regular vinegar A spray bottle Just mix the two ingredients together in your spray bottle and shake it well. Now you just have to spray the leather down and wipe it clean with a cotton cloth.
Homemade Stain Remover: •one part Dawn dishwashing liquid soap, •two parts hydrogen peroxide, •add some baking soda for extra scrubbing power (1-2 Tbsp). Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl. Use a small brush to scrub. Rinse. For tough stains, you can let the mixture sit on the garment for an hour or so, then launder as usual.
The baking soda not only draws out moisture and dirt, but it also deodorizes and leaves the mattress smelling fresh and clean. The Lavender oil helps calm stress and anxiety and promotes sleep….plus it just SMELLS wonderful!
Unclogging Drains without harsh chemicals! Drop a couple of alka seltzer tablets into a slow drain and follow with a vinegar chaser. After a few minutes, rinse with hot water. Your drain will be as good as new.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner - Baking Soda and Vinegar: Sprinkle some baking soda (about 1/4-1/2 c.) around the toilet bowl, then spray it with white vinegar in a spray bottle (uses less than just pouring it on). Scrub with toilet brush and flush to rinse. A cheap and easy way to clean, deodorize and disinfect your toilet bowl! Can also add 10 drops of tea tree oil.