Thursday, February 25, 2010

TMR Frugal Living Tip #72

Today's thrifty living tip is to use a paste of baking soda to get stains out of plastic containers. It will also get out some funky smells. I use cold water to make a thick paste and let it soak overnight and rinse it out in cool water. You may need to do a second soaking but it usually gets out the stain on the first go rounds. Using hot water sets in the stains just like it will on your clothes. I wash it in warm water if the stain is out or mostly out.

4 comments:

Jenny said...

That's a great idea. I hate when plastic containers have stains in them.

nicole said...

thanks for the tip i will give it a try this weekend. i'm always buying new containers b/c i end up throwing away the stained stinky ones after i can't take looking at them (or smelling them) any longer.

frugal living = brilliant living!

thanks again and i will let you know how it goes!

cheers
n

Stay at home mom said...

Great tip! I didn't know that hot water set stains in. I have lots of stained containers. Thanks so much! Love your blog!

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ParisGirl111 said...

Baking soda is such a versatile product. It also works well at unclogging sinks. Just combine with vinegar.