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5 Safe Methods of Disinfecting Your Home


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Baking Soda
Baking soda does a house good.
Baking soda does a house good.
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Baking soda itself is not a disinfectant, but it's an effective cleanser when combined with other natural disinfectants like vinegar. Baking soda has some grit so you can mix it with water and make a paste with effective scour power, making it an ideal cleaner for caked-on food in microwaves and refrigerators. Mix it with lemon juice to polish brass and copper and combine it with vinegar to unclog a drain. And just like it works for deodorizing your fridge, baking soda also works great at pulling odors out of carpets.


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