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Final Wrap-Up of the Smiley360 Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Spring Cleaning Mission

IMG_0706[1]While it feels like it was just yesterday when I wrote the first post for this awesome free product test from Smiley360, evidently time has flown by much faster than I could have ever expected as apparently a month has come and gone in the blink of an eye. Needless to say between work, and all my other side projects, the small amount of free time that I have on the weekends has come and gone, and I have not accomplished anywhere near as much as I had hoped.

With the upcoming closure of this mission on May 9th,  I just wanted to provide my readers with some of the great cleaning uses that I learned with the help of this Smiley360 mission. The remaining weeks in this mission were dedicated to the laundry room, bedroom, as well as other general household cleaning tasks that can apply to almost every room in the hIMG_2065[1]ouse.

Since I do not have kids, only pets, and we are a non-smoking household, there are only a few of the remaining tips that I plan to try and use in the future. First, lets take a look at the Laundry Room. Having used a lot of Clorox 2 in the past, mostly as a laundry booster, than for actual stain removal, I never really thought to use Baking Soda for this purpose.  I already plan to use this tip with my sheets and towels, and you can’t beat the cost savings of a box of IMG_2066[1]baking soda to the cost of the Clorox 2 and saving money is always a win in my book.

The next tip, which I had some experience with many years ago, yet completely forgot about was its use as a carpet deodorizer. While I do not have any kids, I do have three cats and one dog, and with that comes a variety of odors. Our dog has unluckily gotten tagged a few times in the past by a skunk, and sometimes no matter what you do, faint odors like that, as well as those from cat vomit can tend to linger, so I will definitely be using this tip in the future.

Next came tips for the general household. At first I didn’t think I would find any of these tips IMG_2067[1]useful, until I found the one about freshening the closet. Due to the fact that we have pets, the door to our closet constantly remains closed. Since that is where all our shoes reside, as well as our laundry hamper, a musty smell can linger from time to time. I have tried a variety of different air fresheners in in the past, which included the little lavender satchels, and even the little gel balls that are supposed to absorb odors. Of course those seemed like they masked the smell more than removed it so I will definitely use Baking soda in the future.

Lastly came the tips for freshening your home from all those pet related odors, and with the IMG_2068[1]three cats and one dog, we definitely have our fair share. While two of our litter boxes are automatic, the third one is still manual because one of our kitties is quite finicky and he will not use the automatic ones. I am definitely going to try the baking soda tip in his litter box to help to help cut down on the stinky odor. I also plan to use it as a laundry booster for the pet bedding that goes through the wash, as we have had issues in the past with a few of the kitties having accidents and urinating on the beds instead of in the litter box, and while I have used other cleaning solutions to resolve those smells, I think that the baking soda will be the perfect boost to leave everything smelling fresh and clean.

Those are my go to Arm & Hammer Baking Soda cleaning tips. If you happen to have any tips that I did not cover in this post, I would love to hear about them in the comments below.