A. A cheesecloth sprinkled with baking soda.
B. Sprinkle salt on the cheese.
C. A vinegar-dampened cheesecloth.
Which answer did you choose? The correct answer is C. Wrap the block of cheese in cheesecloth that has been moistened with just a little vinegar. Then put the covered block in a plastic bag and put it in the refrigerator. The taste of the cheese will not be affected by the vinegar.
Depending on how long you are storing the cheese, you might need to remoisten the cloth.
I went to my tool chest and grabbed the 5-pound sledgehammer, put it inside a shoe, then placed it on the edge of the workbench (or countertop). Voilà – it provided enough weight to keep the shoe in place while I worked it over with the chamois cloth.
Rewash the towels in smaller loads with the normal amount of detergent, but also add in 1/2 cup of baking soda or washing soda (found in the laundry aisle). Also, try a second rinse and then put the towels in the dryer immediately. You may need to repeat the process to remove the entire odor.
Baking soda can be used for so many things, and I have compiled some of my favorites in a pamphlet. To order, send $5 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (70 cents) envelope to: Heloise/Baking Soda, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001.
Is your mop a little smelly? Soak it in a baking-soda solution (4 tablespoons to 1 quart of water) for a few hours. Rinse well, and the smell should disappear. Then pour the baking-soda water down the drain as a freshener. Two hints in one!