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Vinegar and Baking Soda Works Wonders

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Vinegar and Baking Soda Works Wonders: We love finding ways to take harsh chemicals out of our daily lives and there are so many different things we have found that baking soda and vinegar work wonders on.

Unclogging Drains: One of our readers sent this idea to us and coincidentally we needed to use this tip just before guests were arriving and water was pouring out from under the kitchen sink.

Directions: Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1 cup of vinegar. Let the mixture work for around 15 minutes then rinse with hot water. Our sink was running clear and we haven’t had any problems since.

Cleaning Scorched Pans

Cleaning Burned Pan: Recently we accidentally left one of our good pans on a hot burner, which resulted in scorch marks.  We believe this would work well on baked on food as well.

Directions: Fill the bottom of the pan with a small amount of water, add 1 cup of vinegar. Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn off the heat. Pour 1/4 cup of baking soda into the pan (watch out for the bubbles.) Let the mixture and pan cool down. If the pan is not completely clean, pour out the liquid then use more baking soda to scrub the remaining marks off.

Clean Your Toothbrush

Disinfect Your Toothbrush: It is estimated that most people’s mouths have literally millions of organisms thriving just on the surface of their teeth. Vinegar and baking soda are both effective disinfectants and can be used to disinfect your toothbrush.

Directions: Pour 1/2 cup of water into a glass, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, 2 tsp of baking soda and mix well. Place your toothbrush (es) into the glass and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse well.

Do you have any great ways you use vinegar and baking soda in your home? Comment below so we can give them a try!

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