• Brighten your clothes by adding 1 cup of baking soda to the wash.
• For extra-fluffy sheets and towels, add ½ cup of baking soda to the rinse cycle.
• Banish stains with a paste made from 6 tablespoons of baking soda and ½ cup of warm water. Apply to the stain, rub and launder. For the toughest stains, let the paste sit for one or two hours. (Always check for color fastness.)
• Freshen babies' burp cloths by sprinkling on baking soda, rubbing it in and washing as usual.