I have to just share the wonders of cleaning with baking soda. Like many of you I am always looking for more natural, less toxic cleaning solutions for my home. I have a daughter that is very sensitive to chemicals among other things so I decided to try baking soda for cleaning our kitchen. WOW is all I can say. I really didn't expect much as I am used to cleaning with soft scrub type cleaners to keep my tile clean. Below you can see normal counter crud with a sprinkle of baking soda. It worked wonderfully. I am sold.
Look at my counters. I swear they shined.
Here's the typical caked on crud on my crockpot.
Water spots on my faucet that I can never seem to totally get rid of.
Look at the shine!!
As for other things I am having trouble keeping the fridge stocked these days. I feel like I already have to go to the store again tomorrow and I was just there Friday. Growing kids can eat a lot of food but I think I will stretch it out by baking some banana muffins in the morning to use up some oldies and then try to cook mainly from my pantry. Less trips means less money spent. Often we are looking for the easy pre-made thing to grab and feel the need to keep that stocked but by making some things from scratch I can stretch the days between shopping trips.
Thankfully our days have been warm and we haven't had to run our heater. This will save on my next utility bill for sure.