As a SAHM now I have been looking into new ways (to me) to use different household items and help cut expenses where I can.
First test. Baking Soda!
Living where there are a million mosquitoes we tend to get eaten alive once dusk hits. Even if we spray ourselves down they manage to find an area to dig in. You can mix baking soda onto a paste with a little water and apply it to the bite as soon as possible. This helps relieve the itch and prevents it from swelling!
This paste can also work wonders for your baby's cradle cap (so can baby oil or olive oil).
Hate those pesky weeds or grass that comes in between the cement sidewalks or patios? Don't want to keep buying roundup or any other weed prevention spray that doesn't seem to last long enough? Pick the weeds out, pour some baking soda down and sweep it into the cracks!
Have a pet with dirt or mites in his ears? Get a cup of warm water dissolve some baking soda in the water and dip a q-tip in that then clean his ears.
Microwave have nasty old food stuck inside of it? Place a cup of water with 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda and microwave it for 4 minutes. Grab a moist cloth and wipe the gunk away!
I've also heard that if you sprinkle baking soda onto the soil of your tomato plants that it will make them taste sweeter! This I will be trying next year!
Have you used Baking Soda in other ways? Please share!