6 Fresh Cleaning Tips for Everything in Every Room

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. 

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. 

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.Swipe Away Fireplace Soot

Everyone loves a warm, crackling fire — but maybe not the smoky buildup and soot it leaves behind.

TIP: To clean fireplace glass without leaving a scratch, crumple a piece of newspaper, wet it, then sprinkle some ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda on it. Rub the dirty area of the glass, then wipe clean with a damp clean cloth. 


5.Beautify the Bathroom

It’s the most personal space in your home — and the place that needs the most help staying clean. 

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. 


6.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.

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.



Check out some more cleaning tips or put the natural power of pure baking soda to work in every space and place in your home now with ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda, deodorizer sand more! Take a fresh look.

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