Baking Soda Household Cleaning Tips

Admin | Published 2016-09-09 08:23

Baking soda was invented for, what else, baking but did you know it makes a good cleaning agent? We have scoured the internet for ways baking soda could help us clean the household and we have put up some stuff for you to try at home. Sodium bicarbonate, it's other term, is a naturally material that is present in most if not all organic life forms. It can be created from sodium carbonate, also known as soda ash. Dissolved in a CO2 rich solution then sodium bicarbonate comes out.

Part 1 - Baking Soda Can Clean Your Kitchen

If you put baking soda in a small bowl or box it can deodorize your fridge, freezer, and cupboard

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Baking soda also keeps away garbage odors by sprinkling them at the bottom of the garbage bin and then sprinkling inside the garbage bag

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By sprinkling baking soda on grease fires, it can be put out

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Sprinkle them on dirty surfaces, then wipe with a wet rag and/or rinse with water

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Baking soda dissolved in hot water makes the perfect food container cleaner and deodorizer, if the problem persists, soak overnight

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Baking soda paste (3:1 baking soda to water ratio) can clean your silverware. Rub the paste, rinse with warm water, dry with cloth.

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Sprinkling baking soda on greased floor does wonders. Wipe with damp warm cloth afterwards. Beats floor wax.

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To loosen burnt and stuck food in the bottom of pots, simply sprinkle in baking soda, add hot water, then soak overnight. It will be much easier to remove by then.

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Part 2 – Baking Soda Can Clean Your Bathroom

Stubborn stains on your bathroom tiles? Use baking soda paste (3:1 baking soda to water ratio), scrub with brush and rinse away!

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Baking soda solution can clean hair brush and combs

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Pour 1/4 cup down weekly to avoid clogged drains, follow up with hot water rinse

More baking soda hacks from the links below.

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Part 3 – Baking Soda Can Clean All Around Your House

Stinky carpet? No problem! Just sprinkle it with baking soda, leave alone for 5 minutes, vacuum, repeat if needed

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Put baking soda at the bottom of an empty ashtray to minimize smoke odors inside the house

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Sprinkling baking soda on a litter box will help eliminate odor

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‘Wet dog’ odor can also be eliminated by sprinkling baking soda on your dog and then brushing off afterwards

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Carpet spills can also remedied by blotting it first, cleaning it as usual, then sprinkle some baking soda to eliminate odors

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1/4 cup baking soda dissolved in 1 quart warm water can be used to clean kid’s toys. Submerge, then rinse off. Can also use dampened clothe with the solution stated earlier.

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Part 4– Baking Soda Can Help Out Doing the Laundry

You can replace half the quantity used with laundry detergent with baking soda this keeps help clothing fresh

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Grease stains? Remove by either adding baking soda to your wash load or smudge the stains with a baking soda paste (3 parts baking soda, 1 part water) before loading

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Old-school cloth diapers can also be pre-treated with baking soda paste, this helps kill the unpleasant baby poop smell

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By adding 1 / 2 cup to your laundry with the usual amount of bleach, this increases the effectiveness of bleach

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Sprinkling baking soda in your hampers keeps the dirty clothes from emitting unpleasant smells

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Part 5– Baking Soda Can Even Help Clean Outside the House – Garage and Yard

Baking soda can help clean up grease spills

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Remove burned food from grill by sprinkling then soaking with baking soda. This will loosen up charred pieces hours later.

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1/4 cup baking soda dissolved in 1 quart warm water clean lawn furniture easily

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Baking soda in warm water helps clean the kids pool, removing molds and mildew

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Sprinkle baking soda before storing away packing gear, this helps preventing molds

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