Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New use for old thing--my baking soda sprinkler

In an effort to encourage being green, Jen at i heart organizing challenged her readers to repurpose something they already have and use it in a new way. Instead of buying something new, use what you have at home.

Here is what I came up with:
A baking soda sprinkler.

This is kind of double green. I used an old parmesan cheese canister to hold the baking soda I use to clean with.

In an effort to be greener I have started trying to use more natural cleaning products. I read over and over how awesome baking soda is for cleaning. I've tried it and so far, so good. Initially, I was lugging around a giant bag of baking soda when I was cleaning but knew I needed something else. Since I usually sprinkle the baking soda I thought this was my best option.

It is, as always, more practical than pretty.

I am linking up to Works for Me Wednesday.


  1. Well, I love it! It doesn't need to be pretty, but you could decorate it if you wanted to.

    I popped over from WATF WFMW! *raises hand* First Timer Here :)

  2. Genius!! I have also been lugging around a giant box of baking soda - no more. Love this idea.

  3. I do this too and use masking tape to cover most of the holes as to control the flow a bit.

  4. I just came over from your link to IHeart Organizing. I don't have a blog of my own, but I really enjoy seeing what everyone else is up to. Your blog is great! I've been reading a little in the archives (on marriage) and I love your honesty. I think it's just what I needed. I'll be back. :)

  5. Great tip! I would love for you to come link up at my new "Encouragement is Contagious!" linky party! You can share your favorite posts from someone else's blog to encourage them, and share your favorite from your own blog and get lots of visits :)

    Have a great day!
    Melanie :)

  6. That is a great idea! I have my baking soda in two former frosting tubs, one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom. Each one holds one small box of baking soda. I like your idea better because I could (might be able to) flip open the lid with one hand. Thanks for sharing, and Happy Mother's Day!