3 Ways to Store Baking Soda to Keep It Fresh Longer

baking soda in jar cover photo

Baking soda. It does a lot of things in your home, but when you’re not using it for baking or cleaning, how do you store it? 

What’s the best way to store baking soda so that it will be ready the next time you need to use it? 

In this article, I’ll share with you 3 different ways to store baking soda. Hopefully, it will help you keep this friendly household helper fresher for longer.

Let’s begin.

Resealable Plastic Bags

Resealable plastic bags or ziplock bags are my go-to when storing baking soda. They’re readily available and fit easily inside the fridge.

I just write the expiration date on the surface of the plastic to make sure I know when to change my baking soda. 

baking soda in resealable bag

Glass containers with airtight lids

A glass container is another great option for storing baking soda. Glass is odor-free and won’t affect the taste or smell of your baking soda. It also looks great on most kitchen counters and comes in a variety of designs.

I personally prefer the clear ones. But feel free to use whatever suits your fancy. Just make sure the jar is airtight.

empty jar

Airtight Plastic Containers

These bad boys are not just for picnics and meal preps. You can also store baking soda in one of these.

Most brands like Rubbermaid have airtight plastic containers. Again, just make sure it’s clean and odorless before you use it to store your baking soda. It’s a good idea to wash then dry it first before you use it.

baking soda in airtight container

Things to consider when storing baking soda

  1. Make sure the container is airtight, dry, and odorless. Baking soda naturally absorbs odors, so make sure that the container is as clean and dry as possible.
  2. The ideal temperature for storing baking soda is between 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit
  3. Always check the expiration date. Put a label on the container with the date to remind yourself when it’s time to throw away the baking soda. I like to use some tape and write the expiration date with a marker. 
baking soda expiration date


You can easily keep your baking soda fresh for years. Just give one of the storage methods above a try, and you’ll be using that box of baking soda for a long time. Unless you use it all for cleaning and baking, of course. 

If you find this article helpful, check out my article on removing coffee stains from your carpet by using baking soda and vinegar

Thank you for dropping by my blog.

Until next time!

-Baking Soda Guy

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