Baker Soda Shaker…The Frugal Handy Household Helper

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.


Baking Soda Shaker

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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Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family mealtimes back to the table and stay healthy.


  1. What a great idea! I never would have thought of using a cheese shaker for such. Thanks for sharing!

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

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  5. 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.

  6. 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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