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Top to bottom house cleaning tips on a budget
House Cleaning - Jim Pauls Real EstateCleaning supplies are endless since we often use different products for different rooms. But why overspend when there is a single product that has been helping people clean for over 165 years? Baking soda is an inexpensive and gentle alternative to harsh chemicals because it's 100 per cent natural.

For a top to bottom clean home on a budget, try some of these tricks:


A smelly fridge can spoil the flavour of your food. To help keep foods tasting like they should, use a box of baking soda or a product like Arm & Hammer Fridge Fresh. They destroy strong odours to help food taste fresher longer.

Microwaves retain odours as well. For instant cleaning and deodorizing, sprinkle some baking soda on a damp sponge and gently wipe the inside and outside of your microwave, then rinse well.

Remove tea stains and eliminate bitter off-tastes by washing mugs and tea pots in a solution of baking soda and warm water – remember to rinse well.


What goes down sometimes comes back up. To deodorize your sink and tub drains, and keep lingering odours from resurfacing, pour baking soda down the drain while running warm tap water. This will help to neutralize odours.

Keep bathroom wastebaskets fresh with just a sprinkle of baking soda. Apply regularly as you add to the container and when you empty it you can also wash the container with a solution of baking soda and water.

Family room

Clean and remove marks, such as crayon, from walls and painted furniture by applying baking soda to a damp sponge and rubbing lightly. Then wipe it off with a clean, dry cloth.

Keep upholstered sofas and chairs smelling fresh by sprinkling a little baking soda on them, wait 15 minutes and then vacuum up.

More information is available at www.armandhammerbakingsoda.ca.


Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:56 AM by Susan Pauls-Valerio, Broker of Record


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