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Freshen with baking soda

’Tis the season for getting together with family and friends. Whether you’re hosting a small gathering or accommodating out of town guests, ensure it is ready.

Here are some budget-friendly tips to make sure your home is fresh and inviting.

•Whether it’s your holiday wardrobe or bed linens for out of town guests, keep fabrics looking fresh by adding 1 cup of baking soda to your laundry to make liquid detergent work harder. It will leave clothes cleaner and brighter.

•Don’t forget the powder room. Remove the dirt and grime from bathroom tiles or no-wax floors quickly and easily. Mix 1/2 cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water, mop and rinse clean for a polished floor. Also, keep bathroom wastebaskets smelling fresh with just a sprinkle of baking soda.

•For the extended stay guests, be sure to clean and deodorize your vinyl shower curtain. Sprinkle baking soda directly on a clean damp sponge or brush; then scrub the shower curtain and rinse clean.

– Family Features

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