Ready or not, the holiday season is here. For me it’s about cocooning, staying warm and snug with loved ones and of course, our cats. With central heating on and windows closed, keeping things fresh is always a concern. Our friends at Arm & Hammer sent us some goodies and I wanted to share some of my favorite tips from their book of 100 ideas using their famous baking soda. I already use Arm & Hammer detergent, the Ultra Power 4X concentrate or should I say my husband loves it. Yes, it’s true. I rarely do laundry because hubby enjoys it. He’s a purist who dries laundry outdoors until the snow flies. For extra freshness, he adds a half cup of baking soda in the rinse cycle. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
I washed all my hair brushes and cat brushes by safely by soaking them in a bowl of warm water and few teaspoons of Arm & Hammer baking soda mixed in. Rinsed, dried and we’re good to go. Our nightly ritual of brushing our boys continues. Cats love feel-good rituals. Come to think of it so do I. My favorite anti-stress and cold weather ritual are relaxing baths with a scented candle and a movie. Having a deep soaking tub happens to be one of the many things I’m grateful for. I’m blogging all month about gratitude at my other blog Boomer Muse How are you preparing your home for the holiday season and what are you most grateful for today?