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#1 of 4 Old 06-27-2005, 07:27 PM - Thread Starter
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it just crossed my mind as i was cleaning out my fridge, and i thought i'd pop over here and ask really quickly: if i have had baking soda absorbing odors in my fridge and freezer for a few months (or more ), it is then "done." OR, can i use it say in my laundry or use it for de-clogging a drain or other use?

just wondering. TIA!
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Hmm, doesn't it have an expire date? If it's within that I would guess so but I dunno for sure
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it is probably fine for declogging a drain, but i think it stops absorbing oders at some point
and it might be ok for washing clothes, it is still alkaline and thats why it works for clothes and the drain, i don't think it ever stops being alkeline

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Yes, you can reuse baking soda that has only been used to absorb odors to clean with. But it can sort of 'die' after a while so if you are worried it's really old you can test it by mixing a little with some vinegar to see if it still fizzes. And then even if it's fizz-free, it's still a good mild abrasive even when it's lost it's other properties (although I probably wouldn't put it in the laundry if it doesn't fizz anymore, it actually might still do some good so you could try it if you wanted). So yes feel free to reuse the soda from your fridge/freezer...
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