15 Ways to Clean Your Home with Baking Soda
Have you been enjoying the simple, yet effective, joys of cleaning with vinegar this week? I have another product that is cheap, effective, and has a multitude of cleaning uses. If you only buy 2 products to clean with this year, make sure you grab vinegar and baking soda. On their own, they pack a powerful clean punch, but together, you’ll accomplish even more bang for your buck.
Baking Soda is also a great household cleaner because it deodorizes and cleans, plus, the best benefit is that it is also extremely cheap (generic works just as well as the name brand). Here are some examples of how you can use baking soda around your house to make cleaning easier, cheaper, and non-toxic.
15 Ways to Clean Your Home With Baking Soda
- Deodorize and help keep your refrigerator fresh by leaving a little open orange box on the back shelf. Make sure you replace it once a month for continual freshness.
- Get rid of odors in your dishwasher by filling the detergent container with baking soda and the rinse container with vinegar.
- Sprinkle baking soda in pots or pans with baked-on messes and add hot water. Wait 15 minutes and then you should be able to wipe the mess clean with ease.
- Remove grease stains by sprinkling baking soda directly on the stain. The baking soda will absorb the grease and you’ll be able to rinse it right off.
- Put out a grease fire by putting throwing baking soda directly on the flames to extinguish them. (Not a cleaning tip, but very good to know!)
- Use it as a scouring scrub. Sprinkle baking soda in your sink or bathtub and scrub with a moisten sponge or cloth. For stubborn stains, let the baking soda sit on the stain for several minutes before scrubbing off.
- Deodorize and unclog drains with baking soda, followed by vinegar.
- Make a baking soda paste by adding a little water and clean the chrome or stainless steel surfaces without scratching it.
- Freshen your laundry and help remove stains by adding ½ cup of baking soda to the load. For stubborn stains, pre-treat with a little baking soda mixed with water.
- Keep your clothes soft by adding baking soda to the rinse cycle as an easy fabric softener.
- Sprinkle baking soda at the bottom of your hamper to deodorize smells in between washes.
- Deodorize garbage cans, cat litter boxes, or diaper pails by sprinkling in baking soda, which will help to absorb odors.
- Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and let it sit overnight. Vacuum in the morning and you will have neutralized odors in both your carpet and vacuum.
- Adding baking soda to your swimming pool can also help balance the pH and keep the water clear.
- Make a baking soda paste by adding a little water and you can gently scrub away any crayon marks on your walls.
There are many more ways to clean with baking soda AND save you money! How else do you clean with baking soda?