August 12, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday: My BFFs---Baking Soda and Vinegar

I don't know about you, but I don't think my household would function so well if they took vinegar and baking soda off the market. They're my true BFFs (best friends forever, silly!). I use it for everything, from cleaning to deodorizing to softening my clothes in place of fabric softener. This afternoon while washing the lunch dishes, I had to face a pan that I "overcooked" (read: burnt) some black bean burgers. Rather than soak the pan or use an abrasive steel wool pad, I got out the trusty box of baking soda. Just sprinkled it in the pan, added a few drops of water to make a paste and used my fingers and scrub brush. It took all of 2 minutes to do.


Cue the oohs and ahhs! Not only is this a cheap solution, but it's very eco-friendly! I used the vinegar to get the hard water stains out of the toilet, but thankfully for you (it looked pretty gross), the photos didn't come out so good due to my ancient camera. To remove the hard water deposits, pour a quart or so of white vinegar in the toilet and let it sit for an hour or so. They will magically disappear! This also works great of teapots and coffee makers.
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  1. yes... my husband is very handsome :o)

    thanks for the comment and the compliment :o)

  2. Did you get those out of Martha? Actually, you have to love all of the simple cleaning solutions, inexpensive and environmentally friendly! Thanks for sharing. Stop by for my tackle, it is a continuation of my front porch makeover!

  3. Great post! I love finding tips on ways to "clean green." Found you on green mommy guide!

  4. Those are MY BFF's, but I guess we can all hang out...

  5. I've been using vinegar a lot too!

    I'm going to try washing my hair with baking soda. we will see if it works.


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