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What are the benefits of baking soda?

Follow these simple steps to find a sink of sparkling cleanliness with a product you probably already have on hand: baking soda.

The only positive point of the dirty plates is when they camouflage a dirty sink. If rust marks, stains or wear marks created by years of use appear in the sink, a quick wash with soap and water will not return it to its sparkling cleanliness. Fortunately, the solution to your dirty sink is probably found in your kitchen cabinet: baking soda!

Can you clean your sink with baking soda?

There are obviously chemicals that you can use to clean a sink. But if you have pets or children, it is best not to keep toxic products in the house. Baking soda is cheap, non-toxic and remarkably effective for polishing many surfaces.

Baking soda is a mildly abrasive cleaner that can be used safely on most sinks, including stainless steel, fiberglass and enamel. Also, when you rinse baking soda, it can also help to deodorize and even vent the vent pipe. So take the box and get to work!

Follow these steps

Wash your sink to make sure it does not contain waste and food particles;
Begin with a slightly damp sink, but do not use too much water to dissolve the baking soda before it has had time to do its job;

Generously sprinkle the wet surface of the baking soda sink to form a paste with small lumps;
No pity for your sink. Finally, rather no pity for the spots! Dip the sponge or cloth (non-abrasive!) And rub the baking soda vigorously into the sink;

Rinse the sink with clean water. If the putty of your sink has taken on a grayish or faded color, you can also use the baking soda mixture to clean it. Simply take a toothbrush, apply the paste and brush. You should get a sink clean enough to be able to eat inside (which is probably to avoid).

Other Home Sink Cleaning

Stubborn stains? After using the bicarbonate rinse:
To remove stains: Cut a lemon in half. Take each half and scrub it on the sink tasks, making sure to spread the juice and pulp. Allow the juice to dry on the surface for about thirty minutes. Then rinse your sink. Throw the lemon zest into the trash to give it a pleasant fragrance.
To disinfect: Soak paper towels in vinegar and place them on the surface of your sink for 20 minutes. Remove the paper towels and rinse the sink. The vinegar will act as a disinfectant by preventing the presence of microbes in your sink.
If baking soda and elbow grease are not enough to get rid of your sink, it is better to consult a plumber or cleaning professional. You can also use a garbage disposer like like this that can help to grind up the waste.

Playing Fetch with Your Dog

Some people do not know how to play with their dog and this is not a shame. I have met some masters who really did not know how to play with their animals. However, there are several ways to play and to amuse your dog, it all depends on what you are looking for exactly because there are playful games and games with educational function, here are some examples:


 Develop the Sense of smell

You can develop your dog’s sense of smell by taking a toy like a stuffed toy, bury it at about 50 cm deep underground and have it dig it out

Be careful at first, try to help him a little, because it is possible that your dog does not understand the principle of the game. To avoid this, dig with him two or three times to awaken his curiosity, saying Toy or where is it  and then let it alone.

For the first time, as soon as your dog finds the toy, praise it excessively.


Develop Agility 

You can develop your dog’s agility in a very simple way, if you own a garden, grab a broom and place it between two seals. Take a lure (bait) and place yourself behind  the broom, and motivate your dog to jump over to pick up his treats.


To learn the order “go” 

This dog game is probably one of the most popular, only a ball is needed. Take one and throw it as far as possible by giving the order  “go” . You can make this game both on the water and on the ground, moreover this activity has multiple advantages because it allows for your canine companion to have not only an athlete body but also establishes a bond of trust between you and your dog.

A Frisbee can also do the trick! You have an amount of opportunity to educate your dog while playing.


Learn the “loose” order

Your dog is a predator, anything that rolls on the ground or is thrown such as a ball, Frisbee or balloon areas will trigger a chase reaction. This behavior is normal and natural in dogs. Your pet will try to run to catch its prey and shake it.  For this reason  many dogs run irresistibly behind launched soft toy.

When the dog takes the toy in his mouth, very often, he keeps it for himself and this behavior irritates the master. It is for this reason that you must teach your dog the “loose” order .

If your companion still does not want to let go of his toy, take a lure (bait) or other interesting object and show him to bait him. When your dog releases his toy, praise him!


5 Mistakes To Avoid When Playing With Your Dog


1 – Avoid playing with your dog after a meal because your companion is not safe from a stomach upset. And great races like the German Shepherd … are prone to this.

2 –  Avoid using small balls … because it is not impossible that your dog swallows them inadvertently.

3 – Avoid playing too much with your dog if he is old because he will not have the same endurance as a youngster. We must respect our abilities.

4 –  Avoid tapping the dog on the head if he does not want to let go of his toy.

5 –  Avoid running or chasing your dog if he does not want to return your toy to him as your pet might believe it is also a game.

When next you wonder why do dogs like to play fetch; Remember all the wonderful skills your dog learns through play.

Cleaning my carpets

Choosing a carpet cleaning company is never easy and this weekend I had the decision to choose one because there was a stain that even I couldn’t get out of the rug.  Yes that is right even after 40 years of cleaning there was a stain that I had to call in a cleaning company to take care of.  This kind of hurt my pride a bit as a grandmother I really like being the one who is able to take care of all these kind of problems.  Oh well at least they did a good job. I’ve had the misfortune in the past of shady companies run by guys who look like they aren’t very honest.

carpet cleaning tipsone tip that I would give anyone reading this is to really do your homework on the company that you hire because they will be in your home and see all your possessions.  My friend Gale had hired a plumber over in Augusta GA one time and she suspects that they had taken the job just so that they could case the joint.  She was unfortuantely robbed of everything she owns.  The thiefs were never caught but they suspect that it was those shady plumbers.

I think that if you can do it yourself that it is better to take care of the stain yourself.  You can do this in a few ways.  One is to use baking soda or toothpaste on the stain and then let it sit for awhile.  This will make it so that the chemicals seep in and do their thing.  When you come back it should be ok to get rid of the residue. You should check out this article for more tips if needed.

Hey I’m Rosemary

Hello there my name is Rosemary.  Im a grandmother that likes to sew and play cards when I’m not seeing my family.  I’m just starting to get into all this technology stuff.  My grandson is a computer guy so he helped me set up this blog.  I hope you enjoy