20 + Amazing Benefits of Baking Soda That Will Surprise You

15. Refresh a foul-smelling fridge

Never worry that last night’s tilapia will leave your fridge smelling for months to come. Place an open box in the back of your refrigerator to help neutralize odors. But be sure to change the box every couple of months.

16. Easy DIY soft scrub

How easy? Sprinkle some bicarbonate on things such as tubs, sinks or tiles. Wipe with a clean damp washcloth. Rinse and dry. You can also make a paste by mixing water and baking soda before hand.

17. Freshen Sponges

Soak stale-smelling sponges in a strong soda solution to get rid of the mess (4 tablespoons of soda dissolved in 1 quart of warm water).

18. Clean the Microwave

Sodium carbonate on a clean damp sponge cleans gently inside and outside the microwave and never leaves a harsh chemical smell. Rinse well with water.