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Cheat Sheet: Solutions from the Pantry


Ideas for using common grocery staples to eliminate stains, odors, mold and mildew.

How to use it
Cover the stain with salt and leave it until dry, then vacuum up the salt.


Salt helps soak up fresh liquid spills before they saturate and stain carpet.

How to use it
Spray a vinegar and water mixture onto the inside of the fridge and wipe clean with a sponge.

White vinegar

An acidic liquid that breaks down grease, mold, bacteria and germs.

How to use it
Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of your garbage before lining with a plastic bag.

Baking soda

Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) neutralizes odors by reacting with other chemicals.

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