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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

So Who Needs 13.5lbs of Baking Soda?

Apparently I do.
I hate it when a good deal gets the best of me and then I get home and think, now what?

Here's what 13.5lbs of Baking Soda looks like.
Yes, 13.5 lbs.!

Here's what 1 lb. of baking soda looks like.

You know you want to see them together, because it's actually quite funny!

Now in my defense I do use baking soda quite a bit. I use it with vinegar to clean my toilet, I bake with it, I disinfect with it and I use it as a mild abrasive to clean juice and stuff off my counter. AND I did save a total of $4.17 and may never have to buy baking soda again!
But now I don't know where to put this honkin' bag.

I don't know. I don't think I can be trusted to go to Sam's Club by myself any more! LOL!

What have you bought and then got home and thought, and why did I buy this?




  1. You crack me up!! And to say Honkin..well that places you as a southern gal!!!lol

    Lets see..you could justify it by saying..but honey..baking soda for bee stings or ant bites!!! I have heard it gets rid of ant mounds..absorbs grease on driveways (the whole neighborhood) I read one time to sprinkle it in tennis shoes to absor odor (a visit to your local gym..sneak in some..and sprinkle liberally) But officer I was just helping with the smell..white powder..whoops!!!!!
    I do confess we bought large canisters of spices once..they loose their..punch..before I could begin to start using them up.
    I think you did just what Sam's count on. Nutin wrong with that!!

    MMMM smelling your clean house from here..Cindy..Rick-Rack and Gingham

  2. We too buy the 13.5. Everyone else doesn't? It just makes sense to me.:)

  3. WOW! That is a HUGE bag! :D

  4. I once bought a case of Cinnamon Spice oatmeal. It was my son's favorite flavor of oatmeal at the time (he was 2 yrs. back then), and we had a hard time finding it in the stores. About a week after I bought it, he decided he didn't like it anymore!

    We ended up giving oatmeal to everyone on our Christmas list! lol

    (I say honkin' all the time...isn't that part of our everyday vocabulary???)

  5. Make a "honkin" humungous volcano with your kiddos on the beach.......maybe it'll make the 6 o'clock news!

  6. Wow! that IS a big bag... We use alot but I'm in agreement ~ Not sure you will EVER have to buy baking soda again ;)

    I like the volcano idea....what a great Science Project!

  7. No, you cannot be trusted. TAKE ME! LOLOL

  8. I totally need to pick up a bag of baking soda for our cloth diapers! Can you share? lol

  9. As I began reading this post of yours, I thought to myself ...she's been to Sam's Club. How can you resist those prices, right? Just use it up girl.

    Love you,

  10. BaaaHahahaha!! LOL too funny! But I do understand the savings thing!! Especially on someting that you use a lot of! Happy Soda Honking!! :)

  11. LOL! we buy that one too it is GREAT for cleaning.

  12. That's why I stay away from that place. For a family of 3, it's just not worth it.

    But at least you won't need baking soda for a while ;)

  13. I could use one of those (stinky cat litter and soaking feet and drains and cleaning etc). But you know what? I've never seen a sucker as big as that one! Whoo hoo! You hit the jackpot with that baby!

  14. It is great to mix with your shampoo to get rid of product build up...but that is only about a tablespoon...which might take 10 years to use that entire bag!

    We also mix baking soda with vinegar and hot water to clean our drains...another idea.

    And maybe put some on your tooth brush with your toothpaste for sparkly with teet.

    I'm all out of ideas.

  15. Ok so I laughed and laughed until my boys came running to see what I was laughing at. I use a lot, and when I had my baking business I really did, but I have never bought that much at once. I think everything looks smaller inside of Sam's than it does when you get it home, LOL

  16. Sam's Club is evil that way:-)

  17. Cool... I use baking soda for all sorts of things and my husband uses it to brush his teeth. Maybe I should go get some... oops... don't have a membership there... oh well. I usually get several each week from the dollar store 'cause I use it for cleaning the top of my stove, and also some in the freezer and fridge to keep them fresh. I also have a water leak in my trunk so I've started putting an open container in there to absorb odors and moisture. Good buy!

  18. We don't have a Sam's Club nearby, and it is a good thing we don't either! I can't pass up a good deal!!! I do have enough spaghetti to feed Patton's Third Army though. :0) Can't walk past a good spaghetti buy!

  19. Oh that is too funny. Send a pound or two my way. I never buy that stuff but need some. *sigh*
    That is too funny when you put them next to each other. LOL
    How did you lift that into the cart? Baa haa

  20. LoL! I also say "honkin" fairly often. Although it's the first time I've heard it applied to baking soda. :) I am SO ready to hop in the car and go to Sam's Club to get my own honkin bag. I use baking soda for cleaning and it is AWeSoMe! :)I had a rust stain in the bottom of my kitchen sink and I spent a zillion dollars on every cleaner known to man and found out all I needed was a few tablespoons of baking soda from my panty! Viva la baking soda!

  21. Wow! That is a huge bag :) Hmmm, what to do with it:

    ~Make your own Laundry Detergent
    ~Add some essential oils and use it for Carpet Freshener
    ~Make some Bath Salts
    ~Bless everyone with a decorated jar filled with baking soda ;)

    I just found your blog and look forward to checking it out some more :)

    And yes, I have done the same thing.

    Have a great day!

  22. Kim,

    WOW! Just think of the posts you can generate with all the uses of baking soda? Just kidding. I am one of those people like you that when I see a bargain, I am all over it. Will it fit in the fridge???

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  23. Oh my!!! You should be embarrassed, lol! Yeah, you can use it for all sorts of stuff.

    We bought 50 pounds of rice quite awhile back, and we're still eating it. We do love rice but we don't eat it every day, or even every week.

  24. Still wondering why you bought it, lol?!!!!! Sometimes I buy something big at Costco and my husband is like "Seriously?"

    ~ Nan

  25. I did not know there was a bag that big, but now I simply must get one! There are sooo many things to use baking soda for: brighten whites in laundry, clean corrosion off car batteries, shampoo, carpet deodorizer, and I even just discovered that you can make baking powder with the soda and cream of tartar! LOL - now you have to do a "many uses of baking soda" post! :)

    Big buying-bargains-in-bulk-is-fun-til-you-run-out-of-space hugs to you! Hope you had a lovely day and have a super Wednesday my friend!

  26. I was coveting your bag of baking soda so bad, so my hubby brought me home the identical bag, last night from Sam's. I am good to go; I won't be needing to borrow any. (At least for a month or so.)

  27. I bought a lb of parsley one time that was unbelievable huge, more than I could use in a lifetime, but it was CHEAP. I gave a lot of it away to all my friends and only kept what could fit in a 1 gallon jar. I'd split that bag out with your friends.

  28. So at first I was thinking that bag would last me for the rest of my life because I mostly just use it for baking and I don't bake often. But after reading about all the uses from you and all the comments, I am thinking I need a big bag too! LOL but I really do plan to try out some of the ideas I've read about in this post.

  29. In addition to all these... One of the easiest ways to use some of that up, is to use it like Calgon to soften your bath water and relax.
    Love this!

  30. Could you ship me a cup or two? Spring baseball season still has about 3 weeks to go, and those darn grass and dirt stains need a lift!

  31. You could make a lot of erupting volcanoes with that bag of baking soda!! just sayin.. it is one way to use it! ;)

  32. hmmmm we are battling the stomach flu over here...I hear baking soda works for that.

    The only soda I have is in the form of Sprite!

  33. I'm the same way at Sam's. The only reason I'm not going to go out and buy a bag just like this is that we are moving to WA in July, Thanks to the Army, and I won't be able to take open products with me.

  34. LOLOL I did the same thing...went to Sam's, found what I thought was a tremendous deal, and brought it home....I think it was about 3-4 years ago?! LOL A huge container of corn starch, and I still have it in my cabinet. LOLOL


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