If you like to reuse coffee cans for arts and crafts projects, you can sprinkle a cup of baking soda in the can, let it sit over night and then wash with hot soapy water for a great fresh clean that won’t smell like coffee!
Clean vinyl chairs with a cup of baking soda and one gallon of water, wiping it clean with a full strength vinegar solution will leave your vinyl chairs clean and shiny.
To freshen your carpets without the work, mix up a half-cup of cornstarch, and a half-cup of baking soda. Sprinkle this over your carpets and let it sit over night. Vacuum up the next morning and you will notice all of your odors are gone!
For drains in your bathroom, kitchen, in the laundry or in the basement of you home, pouring about a cup of baking soda down each before you go away on an extended trip will keep your traps and your drains fresh smelling for your return.
When a battery explodes in storage or in a piece of equipment or in a toy, you can neutralize the acid by sprinkling baking soda over the exploded and exposed acid.
To keep your pet smelling fresh, no matter if you have a dog or a cat, you can sprinkle baking soda all over their fur and comb it in. Any powder that does fall off will not hurt your children or your carpets so this is a great way to freshen up your pet between baths.