Spring into Cleaning
TORONTO, April 18 /CNW/ - Ahh, spring cleaning - the time
of year when Canadians open their windows and clear out
the winter grime from their homes and cottages. But how
many people actually know what it is they're using to
clean floors, sinks, and bathrooms? Today, the average
Canadian household contains 62 different toxic
chemicals(1), and a major portion of these can be found in
the commonly-used cleaning products living under the
This year, Canadians are encouraged to try an effective,
healthy and economical alternative to harsh cleaning
products - ARM & HAMMER(R) Baking Soda. It is an
all-natural deodorizer and cleanser that is safe for
children, pets and the environment. According to a recent
survey by POLLARA, 89 per cent of Canadians have a box of
baking soda in their home and while the majority (85 per
cent) uses Baking Soda in their fridge or freezer, few
take advantage of the myriad of other uses of the product.
Tips to Spring Clean the natural way:
- Get rid of the built up stinky smells in your green bin,
compost and garbage - soak smelly containers in a solution
of 4 tablespoons (60 mL) ARM & HAMMER(R) Baking Soda and 1
quart (1L) of warm water.
- Food containers storing more than yesterday's dinner?
Get rid of food odours by cleaning containers with ARM &
HAMMER(R) Baking Soda on a damp sponge.
- Dishwasher odours? Try running the dishwasher empty with
a handful of ARM & HAMMER(R) Baking Soda to give it a good
rinse. Between loads, toss a handful of ARM & HAMMER(R)
Baking Soda in the dishwasher to reduce odour from soiled
- Keep linens fresh! Add a 1/2 cup of ARM & HAMMER(R)
Baking Soda when washing bedding, comforters, mattress
pads, bed ruffles and pillows to help power out stains and
odours, leaving linens smelling fresh and clean, not
- Replace the box of ARM & HAMMER(R) Baking Soda in your
fridge or freezer every three months, but don't throw it
away! Sweeten your drains or garbage disposal. Pour in
your "old" Baking Soda and flush with hot water.
- After a long winter with the kids indoors, get rid of
tough crayon marks from walls and painted furniture by
sprinkling ARM & HAMMER(R) Baking Soda on a damp sponge or
cloth and scrub gently.
- Clean and freshen your shower curtain by sprinkling ARM
& HAMMER(R) Baking Soda directly on a damp sponge or
brush. Scrub and rinse clean.
- Freshen sponges and cloths without using harsh cleaners.
To remove stale-smelling odours, soak in a solution of
60mL ARM & HAMMER(R) Baking Soda and 1L water.
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