If you smoke in the house, or if someone else smokes in your house, keep baking soda in the bottom of ashtrays to keep odors out of your home. Baking soda is also a great material to put your cigarette or cigar out in, like sand.
To clean your fish tank; make a thick paste of baking soda and vinegar and rub with a clean cloth. The hard water stains; fish stains, and the fish smell will be gone with just a few rubs. Cutting through the fish grime is easy using this mixture.
You can clean your windows in a flash by washing with a wet cloth and a sprinkle of baking soda. Rubbing the baking soda on the window and then rinsing off with another cloth with hot water will leave your window clean and shiny.
Mats and carpets
You can clean your entrance mats or your outdoor carpeting by sprinkling a little baking soda on the carpeting and using a broom to scrub the area. The next time it rains the baking soda will wash away any dirt and grime.
You can clean the tracks of your aluminum windows or the tracks of your screen door by putting a half-cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar with two cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray the track and then wipe clean with a soft cloth for a shine.
You can clean aluminum that is really dirty using a half-cup of lemon juice and a quarter cup of baking soda. Rubbing this mixture on your aluminum will break up any stains or deposits leaving your aluminum fixtures, doors, and windows looking great and bright. If you leave your aluminum air dry in the sun the color will be even lighter.
You can clean your window screens using a gallon of hot water and two cups of baking soda. Sponging on this mixture will leave your screen clean and dust free.