Baking soda is a very frequently used ingredient in the kitchen. But it also great for many other household purposes. Here are some ways in which you can use baking soda for cleaning.

Shower Curtain Cleaner

Making your shower curtain clean again is easier than you think. In your washing machine, you will add 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 10 drops of tea tree essential oil. The tea tree oil will help to kill the mold that might be on the shower curtain.

Throw the shower curtains into the mixture and start your washing cycle. You will be amazed at how your shower curtains come out so amazingly clean.

Stove Cleaner

Cleaning your stovetop that has all those grease and food residues can be a tedious job. Just by wiping them off with water alone will not help the situation.

An easy way out is by sprinkling some baking soda on to the stovetop. Pay attention to where the heaviest build-up is. With a damp scotch Brite, scrub the stovetop until the residue disappears, followed by wiping with a clean damp cloth.

Smelly Sponges

Whenever your kitchen sponges get very gross, it can be very scornful. You can save back some money by not throwing out those dirty sponges.

To get them lasting longer and saving back a lot of money you may try this simple trick. Soak your sponges in a solution of 5 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 quart of water. Let them sit overnight and rinse well the next morning.

Kitchen Drains Un-clogger

Many folks usually use poisonous chemicals to unclog their kitchen drains. Avoid using these chemicals by trying a combination of baking soda, white vinegar, and warm water. It’s very easy all you have to do is to pour the boiling water down the drain, then throw 3/4 cup baking soda.

Leave it there for about two minutes before pouring 2 cups of vinegar and some more boiling water. Leave it for another fifteen minutes before pouring another pot of boiling water. Your kitchen sink should be unclogged by now.

Vacuum Cleaner Deodorizer

Many times you might be using your vacuum cleaner and notice there is a funny scent coming from it. That means your vacuum cleaner would do well with some deodorizer.

To get it smelling fresh and nice again, you can use a mixture of baking soda and water to wash the different parts of the vacuum. Parts like the hose, the canister, and the filter are the main parts to pay special attention to. Rinse the parts well and leave it to air dry before putting them back together.

Furniture Freshener

Everyday use of your cloth wrapped chairs and sofas, can leave the furniture with a funny odor. You may control these odors by sprinkling some baking soda over the cloth upholstery and leave overnight. On the next day, you will use a handheld vacuum to pick up the residue.

Crayon Marks

Kids always believe that they are being creative by marking on the walls with their crayons. Don’t make too much of a fuss over it. Just get out your baking soda.

Make a paste of your baking soda and water and put it on the crayon marks. Leave for a few minutes and use a damp rag to rub it off.

Blood Stain Remover

Using bleach as most people do is not one of the best ways to remove blood stains from your clothes. The bleach will spoil the color of your colored clothes instead of removing the stains.

To remove blood stains from your clothes safely, mix 1 part baking soda and 2 part water to make a paste. Rub the paste over the blood-stained areas and leave for about 45 minutes. You may then use a dry clean cloth to remove the baking soda residue from the clothes. Your clothes should now be left blood-stained free.

Perspiration Stains

What can be so embarrassing to wear a clean shirt with perspiration stains still showing? You may scrub and use all types of detergent but that will not remove the stains.

An inexpensive tip for this problem is to make a paste of 5 teaspoon baking soda and 3 cups of water and scrub the stained areas with a soft brush. let the clothes sit for about 30 minutes before washing on the regular cycle.

Microwave Cleaner

Have you ever noticed that whenever you have removed fish, curry or anything else, the scent still lingers in the microwave? It always happens. To get rid of the smell fast, you may add three teaspoons of baking soda to a microwavable bowl already filled with one cup of water.

Place the bowl in the microwave and turn it on. The steam from the mixture will help to deodorize and loosen up the caked food inside the microwave. That was so easy.

Oral Appliance Cleaner

Oral appliances should be cleaned very often just like cleaning your teeth. Toothbrushes, dentures, and retainers should be cleaned often so as to remove food particles and bad odors.

Cleaning these appliances with chemicals is harmful to your health when they go into your mouth. To avoid these chemicals mix two teaspoons of baking soda into a cup of water and soak your oral stuff overnight. The next day they should be rinsed properly and ready to go.

Hair Brush Cleaner

Try to take some time out at least once per month, just to soak your hairbrushes into a mixture of a teaspoon of shampoo mixed with a teaspoon of baking soda, and a cup of water.

By doing this at all times your hairbrushes will always be clean.

Tile Grout Cleaner

Buying all those expensive grout cleaners to clean your tile grout is too much. There is a much cheaper and easier way of cleaning your tile grout. Use half baking soda and half water to make a paste.

Apply the paste to the tile grout and leave to soak for a couple of minutes. You will then use an old toothbrush to scrub the grout. Once the dirt is loosened, you may then wipe off the dirt with a damp cloth.

Tupperware Cleaner

Many colored foods and sauces will change the color of your plastic storage containers. This will happen whenever you store your leftovers in them.

To get them back to their right color you will need to wipe them with a damp sponge soaked with baking soda. After giving them a proper rub you will then rinse with warm water.

Children’s Toy Cleaner

Constant playing with toys by your kids will help the toys to get very dusty. You can get the musty dust out of the toys by using baking soda. Place the toys in a large garbage bag with about 80g of baking soda in it.

Tie the top of the garbage bag securely. Take it outside and give it a good shake. After making sure they got some good shakes, remove the toys and vacuum them to get the residue out of them.

Mattress Cleaner

Did you know that you may freshen up your mattress by just using baking soda? The baking soda will help to draw out the dust and bad odors out of the mattress.

Freshen up by sprinkling an ample amount of baking soda unto the mattress and let it sit for 15 minutes. You may then use your hand vacuum to vacuum thoroughly.

Bathroom Cleaner

Pour some baking soda into your rusty toilet tank to help to get things clean in there. You can also use baking soda in your toilet bowl to help eliminate stubborn stains, and in the shower to remove grease and gunk.

Pet Bed Cleaner

If you are new to taking care of pets, and their beds are starting to smell a little funky, don’t hurry to go to the store to purchase a pet bed cleaner. Instead over the pets’ bed thoroughly with baking soda.

Try to keep your pet away while you leave the baking soda on the bed for a while. You may then allow your pet to go back to its bed after you have vacuumed the bed thoroughly.

Sneakers Odor Eliminator

If you should notice, sneakers always tend to have a sweaty odor coming from them. You might be one of those folks who are always having a problem with your sneakers odor. This little trick will help to make your life more pleasant.

Pour a layer of baking soda into each sneaker and leave them overnight. The next day you will be surprised that there is no stinky smell coming out of your sneakers.

Oil Stain Remover

For what reason, I don’t really know… but anywhere an automobile is parked overnight, oil stains might just appear. If you happen to have these oil stains in your garage or paved driveway, there is an easy solution to getting rid of them.

Grab your baking soda from out of your kitchen and sprinkle the oil spill areas with some. With a damp brush, you may scrub until the oil stains disappear. You may then rinse and if not fully satisfied you can repeat the process.


How To Use Baking Soda Around Your Home

Different ways to use baking soda around your home.


    Shower Curtain Cleaner

    Stove Cleaner

    Refresh Smelly Sponges

    Kitchen Drain Un-clogger

    Vacuum Cleaner Deodorizer

    Furniture Freshener

    Blood Stain Remover

    Oral Appliance Cleaner

    Hair Brush Cleaner

    Tile Grout Cleaner


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