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Baker Soda Shaker…The Frugal Handy Household Helper

Posted on 12 February 2013 by noelskitchen

I no longer use those harsh chemicals to clean my home. I’ve become quite the green living guru when it comes to the cleaning products I now use in my household. First, I started making my own laundry soap and then I started using easy to use homemade cleaning products that are right in my pantry.

 Baking Soda: Good for Cleaning and Economical

Baking soda is my frugal handy household helper and something that I always have on hand in the pantry and I use it quite frequently around my house especially in the kitchen. It’s inexpensive and it has no harsh odor smell when cleaning. Shake a little bit in a pot for soaking overnight, use as a mild abrasive to scrub my kitchen sink or as a deodorizer for my kitchen compost bucket that’s sitting on the counter. Open up a small box in your fridge and freezer and it keeps those nasty odors away. I use it on all my cutting boards with a little bit of water and lemon juice so my board always stays nice,  fresh and clean.


How To Make A Baking Soda Shaker

Simple! I had an extra parmesan cheese shaker sitting in the cupboard and filled it with baking soda.  Or if you have a mason jar handy,  fill it with baking soda, screw on the lid and find yourself a hammer and large nail. Tap a few holes in the top and Voila! A baking soda shaker. I place mine on the kitchen window sill next to the herbs and my flower pot.

Considering the cost of baking soda (I can get a 5 lb. container at the Cash and Carry supply store for just $4.39) and the diversity of use, I consider baking soda to be one of the best bargains out there.

What are your frugal cleaning tricks in the kitchen? Do you have baking soda shaker?

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Lisa Holcomb Says:

    What a great idea! I never would have thought of using a cheese shaker for such. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. noelskitchen Says:

    Thanks Lisa! Hope you find more frugal ideas that you enjoy here on Noel’s Kitchen Tips. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Sharon Says:

    I don’t have a baking soda shaker, but that is definitely a neat idea. I use baking soda for lots of other things, such as getting rid of ants in the summer. It works fantastic! I also use it to make my own nasal rinse. I have never seen a 5lb tub size. We don’t have a Cash and Carry supply store here, but I guess I could look in Sam’s Warehouse or the BJs here. The 5lb container would definitely come in handy during the summer.
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  4. noelskitchen Says:

    Sharon, thanks for visiting. I’d love to hear more about how baking soda gets rid of ants. I’ll have to research that tip.
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