From bathrooms to kitchens, carpet odors to stale closets, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda uses the natural power of sodium bicarbonate to safely clean, freshen and deodorize your whole house. Whether you sprinkle it, scoop it, soak it or stash a box of it somewhere, here are 6 ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda cleaning tips to help you get the job done.
1. Break Down Carpet Odors
A big spill can leave a big smell. First, soak up as much of the spill as possible, then clean the stain according to the carpet manufacturer’s directions. Once the area is completely dry, sprinkle ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to cover it and let sit for 15 minutes, then vacuum. Even tough kid and pet messes are no match!
TIP: Check for color-fastness first before applying ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.
2. Freshen Up Your ‘Fridge
Spilled milk. Three-day-old salmon. Leftover Chinese takeout. Keeping your fridge smelling fresh is a tough job — and that can leave your food tasting less tasty.
TIP: Place a fresh, open box of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda inside, or an ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda Fridge-n-Freezer Odor Absorber Box. Sodium bicarbonate absorbs lingering odors and stops flavor transfer, which helps to keep foods tasting fresher, longer.
3. Deodorize Your Garbage Can
If a food has an odor when it’s fresh, imagine how it will be after sitting in the trash at room temperature.
TIP: Sprinkle ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda between layers of garbage as it accumulates to absorb and neutralize odors. Also, regularly wash out and deodorize garbage cans with a solution of 1 cup ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda per 1 gallon of water.
4. Beautify the Bathroom
It’s the most personal space in your home — and the place that needs the most help staying clean.
TIP: Sprinkle ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda on a clean damp sponge and scrub as usual, then rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. It’s a simple, yet chemical-free way to get your whole bathroom sparkling clean and smelling fresh, for just pennies.
5. Give Your Closet a Refresh
Between old boots, wool sweaters and silk ties or scarves, odors can get trapped in your closet, leaving it smelling stale.
TIP: Place a box of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda Fresh-n-Natural Odor Absorber Box on the shelf inside. It will keep your closets smelling fresh.