Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Terminology Tuesday - Baking Soda

(Note: I think it's important to know the terminology and words used when learning any new business including mobile home investing. I came up with 'Terminology Tuesday' as a way to go over the terminology used in the mobile home business. It's important to know the terminology when talking to people in the business so you're all on the same page).

According to Wikipedia:

"Sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate is the chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda (sodium carbonate).Since it has long been known and is widely used, the salt has many related names such as baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda, bicarbonate of soda. Colloquially, its name is shortened to sodium bicarb, bicarb soda, or simply bicarb. The word saleratus, from Latin sal æratus meaning "aerated salt", was widely used in the 19th century for both sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate. The term has now fallen out of common usage."

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In a past "Terminology Tuesday" post, I had mentioned how I've learned a lot from my cleaning crews regarding the cleaning product industry. What I've learned is that most cleaning products are just additional product lines - it's not necessary to have one cleaning product for the kitchen, one for the bathroom, one as a degreaser, etc. It can all be done with fewer products.

Baking soda is one cleaning product that is very versatile - it can be used to clean so many different things. It's amazing what a little baking soda can do to spruce up a house, wash clothes, brush teeth, etc.

To show you the cleaning power of what baking soda can really do, I'd like to share with you a short video:

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Pretty amazing stuff. It's astonishing to see what baking soda can really do!

Lonnie himself once told me, "If you really want to know about hard times, study the habits of those who lived through The Great Depression. Those were one of the most difficult times to live in history. If those folks can be disciplined enough to make ends meet through the most difficult times, we can do the same even today."

And, if baking soda was first produced in America in 1839 than it definitely was around for use during The Great Depression.

I hope this "Terminology Tuesday" post has been helpful and has given you some useful information to use both in your business as well as your personal life - it definitely has for me.

Happy investing!

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