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DealDash’s Unusual Uses for Baking Soda


Baking soda is inexpensive and extremely versatile. Here are some interesting uses from DealDash.

Baking soda is the household name for sodium bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate a processed natural salt; it was originally made as a leavening agent for baking. However, there are so many useful tasks for baking soda that it’s hard to imagine using it for just baking! In fact, I have rarely used baking soda in baking, but rather numerous uses around the house. Read on for some handy tips and tricks to using baking soda from DealDash.

Dry Dog Shampoo

If your dog is getting a little smelly but hates taking a bath, baking soda could be the tool you need for doggie to succeed. Since baking soda is completely safe and non-toxic it makes a great dry dog shampoo. All you have to do is sprinkle the baking soda on your dog, rub it in thoroughly, and then brush it out.

  • Pro Tip 1 – Do this outside, it can be messy
  • Pro Tip 2 – Put the baking soda in an old container that was meant for sprinkling dry substances, such as an old cleaned out parmesan cheese container or even a powdered sugar container.

Get the Smells Out of Books

Do you have any old books that are musty or smokey smelling? No worries, DealDash is here with a solution for you. Try baking soda! Just sprinkle baking soda on the pages, stick it in a bag, and put it in the freezer. A few days later take it outside and open it up. Shake out the book, and viola! No more smell.

Use as a Mouthwash or Toothpaste

Use can use baking soda as a toothpaste by simply wetting your brush, dipping it in the baking soda, and then brushing your teeth. If you prefer the minty freshness of actual toothpaste, then you can put your normal toothpaste on and then just sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on the top for a toothpaste booster.

Low on mouthwash? No problem. Baking soda is your answer. Simply take a small glass of water and mix in 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Use like a regular mouthwash. It neutralizes odors and will make your mouth feel fresh.

Clean Your Hairbrushes and Combs

Let’s face it, combs and especially hairbrushes can get dirty over time. You can clean them easily with baking soda, it will naturally remove oils, build up, and residue. Just put a teaspoon of baking soda into a cup, and stick your hairbrush or comb in. Let it soak for a bit, and then rinse off and dry. Presto, sparkling clean!

Thanks for Reading

Finally, thanks so much for reading this new DealDash article on baking soda. If you’d like to read more please check out our other blogs, DealDashTips.com and DealDashBlog.com.

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This sponsored blog post was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Masters Cleaning Up


DealDash has some awesome cleaning ideas. Read on to learn some fun cleaning hacks.

Cleaning is boring and no fun, right? Wrong! When you read about new cleaning hacks online or in magazines, aren’t you excited to try them out? I know I am! Here are some cleaning hacks from DealDash that I have personally tried for myself and have had success.

Garbage disposal – Is your garbage disposal a little stinky? Or do you keep your garbage disposal sparkling clean with those expensive packs of round mystery chemicals from the store? Well, you don’t have to use expensive chemicals or have a stinky garbage disposal! Just take a lemon, cut it into quarters, and toss half into the disposal with some ice. Grind it up, and repeat with the other lemon half and more ice. Smell that lemony freshness?

Crusty pans – After cooking a delicious steak in the pan do you immediately scrub it? Probably not. By the time that you have eaten your delicious steak and come back to your pan, it’s a crusty mess. You can help prevent that crusty mess by putting hot water and a dryer sheet (yes, really!) into the pan and leaving it on the warm burner. When you come back to wash out the pan later on the crust will slide right off. Make sure that you wash it really well wish dish soap after, though, of course.

Speaking of dryer sheets, don’t throw away the ones that you have used in your dryer quite yet. They can still be useful in these ways:

  • Buff water spots from mirrors, bathroom/kitchen fixtures and shower doors
  • Remove the ring inside the toilet (don’t flush the dryer sheet, though)
  • Wipe baseboards clean

Dirty blender – The blender is easy to clean with this easy trick. Fill the blender 3/4 of the way full with warm water and a 1 small drop of dish soap. Turn it on and let it go for a for a few seconds. After, rinse it out with warm water, and voila, it’s clean!

Stinky couch – The couch is a little tricky to clean if you don’t have cushions with removable covers. To get the stink out, sprinkle baking soda on the cloth surfaces. If you have an old soft hairbrush, you can brush it in, and then let it sit for half an hour. After that, you can vacuum up the baking soda. It will eliminate most of the odors. If there are any lingering odors, lightly spray it with a solution of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water solution and let it dry.

I hope that you have found these cleaning hacks helpful! If you have any of your own to add, please feel free to add them below in the comments section. DealDash has a category of things for the home. Check DealDash for the latest home accessories. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Helps You Save Time

Image result for save timeEveryone these days is short on time. Let DealDash show you some shortcuts to save some time in your everyday life.

If you’re a busy person like most of us are, you could probably use some time-saving hints and tricks to use throughout your day to save you not only time but energy and effort as well. Even if you don’t feel like you are pressed for time, give these tricks a try anyway, you might find a new way of doing things. DealDash just wants to help you maximize your time.

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Create a “1 cup per person per day” rule at your house. Assign each person in your house their own personal cup. The owner of that cup is responsible for washing their cup throughout the day if they want to change drinks, and also for washing it or putting it in the dishwasher at the end of the night. Kids age 5+ should be able to do these things, but you might have to help anyone that’s a bit younger.

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Are you tired of doing the laundry and then having to sort it out by family member? Assign each family member a laundry day. That way each person has a full day to get all of their laundry done, and there is no sorting between family members needed. I have always felt that sorting the clean laundry is the worst part – even worse than shoveling the dirty, stinky laundry into the washer.

Do you know someone who is having a birthday, graduating, or having another card-giving holiday? Send those babies out all at once on the first day or two of the month. That way, you won’t forget, and your card will even get there early!

I hope that you found some of these ideas helpful for your lifestyle. If you’d like to save time and money as well then be sure to check out DealDash. DealDash has everything you need to make your life easier. Visit DealDash now to check out the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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