7 Surprising Items Under $15 That Could Save Your Life

Baking soda

Baking soda
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The common household item baking soda isn’t just for baking. If you find yourself face-to-face with a small fire and don’t have access to a working extinguisher, you can use baking soda to fight off the flames before they rage out of control.

The inexpensive leavening agent is especially effective for fighting grease fires and in instances where you can’t afford to waste precious water. Note: Always call 9-1-1 in the event of fire, even if the flames appear to be under control.

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