3 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Fresh and Clean with Arm & Hammer #armandhammer

by Jennifer Sikora

Please note that we are Arm & Hammer Ambassadors. While we were compensated to share this post with you, all opinions remain 100% our own.

In my home, I have 2 men that work construction (my husband and my son), a cat, and a dog. Let’s face it — my house hasn’t always smelled the most freshest in the world. Thankfully, I have a few tricks up my sleeve that work to masks those smells and its all thanks to Arm & Hammer.

Arm and Hammer Fresh and Clean

Use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda for kitty litter

I love the household uses book that I received in the mail because it has so many great tips on how to freshen your home using the Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. My favorite tip that I took away is how to use it to freshen up the kitty litter box — because it can seriously get stinky!


Simply sprinkle it on the bottom of the litter box before putting the litter down and then put your litter in the box. Each time kitty scratches, it releases the fresh smell of Arm & Hammer. Then all you have to do is sprinkle a little more in the box from time to time to freshen it up.

Arm & Hammer Baking soda is a gentle yet effective cleaner and a real alternative to using harsh chemicals, which makes it great for use around food, kids, and pets. It can also be used to replace other household and personal items that may have ingredients that are harmful to the environment.

Our cat’s litter has never smelled better than it does right now. All the odors are gone thank goodness!

Smelly Sneakers — Baking Soda to the rescue

Once again, you can use the baking soda to remove the nasty smelly sneaker odor that seems to like to hang around. In between when no one is wearing the shoes, simply sprinkle it inside. The baking soda will absorb all the moisture and odors. Right before wearing, just tap out the excess.

Laundry and clothing – use the concentrated detergent

My husband and son’s clothing comes home smelling HORRIBLE after being out in the sun all day. I have been complaining for a while about it, because even after I wash them they still had that work smell on them.


Designed to give you ultimate cleaning strength in a smaller size, new ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Power 4X Liquid Laundry Detergent is ultra-concentrated and packed with two scoops of baking soda. This little bottle offers loads of power, getting your clothes 50% whiter and 50% fresher compared to the leading value detergent per load. It’s the little bottle with the big value. Also available in Perfume & Dye Free.

After using the new Arm & Hammer laundry detergent, I am happy to say that the clothing is smelling like new again. Who knew that this laundry detergent worked like the baking soda? Those two together can make your home smell simply amazing.

About Arm & Hammer

Arm and HammerWhen you think of ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda, you think of that little yellow box. That box has a lot of history – and the high quality it represents is appreciated by a new generation. For more than 165 years, people have chosen pure, versatile, effective, environmentally safe and economical ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda for baking and countless household & personal care uses.

Today, consumers appreciate that ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda is an effective, yet gentle cleaner and a real alternative to using harsh chemicals, which makes it great for use around food, kids, and pets. It can also be used to replace other household and personal items that may have ingredients that are harmful to the environment.

I invite you to take the Switch and Save challenge yourself. By changing out a few things in your home for the odor eliminating Arm & Hammer products, your home will smell fresher and your wallet will definitely thank you!

What is your favorite use for baking soda?

Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Sikora

Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 courtney b August 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm

thanks for the tips! i hate the smell of cats!


2 happymomc August 27, 2013 at 11:26 am

Love these tips! thanks for sharing!


3 Marti Parks August 28, 2013 at 5:32 am

Thanks for the tips. Arm & Hammer has always been a trusted brand in my home.


4 Debby Chandler August 28, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I’ve been using Arm & Hammer for years and it’s one of my go to products.


5 Tammy S August 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Super tips. We have used Arm & Hammer so long I can’t remember not using it. LOL


6 vickie couturier August 29, 2013 at 1:02 pm

thanks for all the good tips


7 samantha w August 29, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Wonderful tips, I love Arm and Hammer laundry detergent


8 Christian Alejandro September 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Baking soda is so effective! Especially for pet odors!


9 Wendy September 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Arm n Hammer is awesome, I didnt know it could do so many things until I came across a post on Pinterest about it!


10 deanna September 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

kitty litter and sneakers….genius! Thanks for the tips


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