Cleaning

DIY Baking Soda Scouring Powder

How to use baking soda as scouring powder

Homemade Baking Soda Pot and Pan Scouring Paste

I'm always looking for new homemade cleaners that are simple, easy to make, and chemical free. I especially love baking soda cleaners because they are so simple, and every time I try something new I'm amazed by how well it works!

Here is a quick and easy way of using baking soda to clean burnt pans as a diy scouring powder that will get your pots and pans gleaming in no time flat(it will actually take time).

Baking soda used to be a widely used cleaner. However, in recent years chemical loaded products have replaced older and more simple solutions like baking soda.

Eco-friendly Bag & Chip Clip Options

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Eco-friendly Chip Clip Alternatives

Chip clips are great, really, they keep your crunchy things crunchy fighting the good fight against staleness day in and day out. The problem for me is that in general the majority of chip clips are plastic.

Personally, I moved away from using plastic chip clips awhile ago and not even really on purpose. I don't remember how, but one day I just started using a binder clip to keep my chips crispy fresh and the habit has stuck with me ever since.

Instead of buying plastic chip clips or other bag closing gadgets here are some great alternatives you can use as a diy chip clip instead!

Wowables Unpaper Towel Review

Wowables reusable unpaper towel roll.

I am on the constant look out for ways to cut down on single use paper goods around the house. This time I am testing out the Wowable unpaper towels from Lola. In my search for the best reusable unpaper towels I came across Wowables.

My previous go to unpaper towel was the Bambooee‘s unpaper towel which I really liked when I first got them. However, after doing a little more research I found out that they are essentially a plastic(bamboo based rayon).

So, I decided it was time to find a new go to reusable paper towel.

How To Make A DIY Charcoal Fridge Deodorizer

In my endless battle against bad smells, wherever they may be hiding, I decided to find a way to remove odors from my fridge by making my own homemade fridge deodorizer.

I've used baking soda from time to time to deodorize my fridge over the years, but have never been super impressed with it. At best it seemed to make my fridge only slightly less smelly and never had as much of an impact as I was hoping for in the fight against odor.

We don't have a super smelly fridge, but sometimes some especially smelly leftovers will find their way into the fridge. And sometimes they get forgotten. And their odors mingle with other forgotten leftovers to product a cocktail of smells so off-putting I will decide going hungry is the far better option than braving my refrigerator.

For that reason, and just generally wanting not to be gross, I decided to try to find a better odor buster for my fridge.

Best Eco-Friendly Wooden Bottle Brush

A bottle brush is a kitchen tool that is usually a ways down most peoples wishlist. However, I have found that my wooden bottle brush has eased the pain (not actually painfully, doing the dishes just makes me dramatic) of doing the dishes especially when it comes to handwash only items.

I have been trying to do a much better job of buying zero waste products. The fact that this eco bottle brush is not just recyclable, but it's biodegradable and compostable make it a winner in my book!