Nowadays you can get a staggering range of cleaning products. Even though it’s becoming easier to get environmentally-friendly, natural products, a lot of what you can get in your local supermarket or drugstore contain harsh chemicals. Luckily, there are also cheap and widely available solutions such as baking soda, citric acid, or vinegar. By having these staples and discovering the uses of baking soda for cleaning, you’ll be able to save a lot of space (they can replace a lot of single-use cleaning supplies!), and keep nasty chemicals away from your home.
[caption id="attachment_3990" align="alignnone" width="700"] Baking soda has multiple uses around the entire household[/caption]
At SPIC AND SPAN. we did some extensive research to provide you with the most useful and creative uses of baking soda for cleaning.
It’s really surprising to discover that a lot of cleaning advice suggests mixing vinegar with baking soda to obtain an all-purpose cleaner. Since vinegar is an acid and baking soda is an alkaline, they undergo a chemical reaction and neutralize each other. It’s a much better idea to use vinegar and baking soda for cleaning separately since then they keep their properties.
Use baking soda for cleaning all surfaces in your home! Add 1 or 2 tablespoons to a spray bottle filled with water and get down to cleaning.
Forget about scrubbing! Sprinkle some baking soda in your oven and add some water to obtain the consistency of a thick paste. Leave it there for a few hours or overnight, and remove the dirt easily! You can find out more about cleaning the oven here
You can use baking soda for cleaning and scrubbing the inside of your fridge, but it also has great odor-absorbing properties. Put a small bowl or a plate filled with baking soda there, and make your fridge never smell funny again.
Ditch those aggressive chemicals. When your drain is clogged, pour a cup of baking soda and follow with a cup of vinegar. The chemical reaction will take place, causing everything to foam up. Then pour some hot water down the train and it’s done!
[caption id="attachment_3991" align="alignnone" width="700"] Don't worry when your drain gets clogged - baking soda and vinegar provide an easy and non-toxic solution[/caption]
Using acidic cleaners on marble surfaces will damage them, but baking soda is exactly the opposite of that. Combine water with baking soda, and use that paste to gently scrub your countertops. Check out our extensive guide to natural stone cleaning here
[caption id="attachment_3992" align="alignnone" width="700"] With baking soda you won't have to worry about damaging your marble surfaces[/caption]
Sprinkle some baking soda on the top of your mattress, leave it on for up to a few hours, and vacuum it. You can also add your favorite essential oil, and your mattress will be fresh as new!
You can add half a cup of baking soda to your regular laundry load to boost cleaning properties. It works best to keep the whites white.
[caption id="attachment_3993" align="alignnone" width="700"] White bed linens only look good when they're really white - let baking soda take care of that[/caption]
A clean home makes your life easier and more pleasant. Making sure your home is squeaky clean while using natural methods will protect you and your family from aggressive cleaning ingredients. For more articles on cleaning recommendations from our experts please check our blog regularly.
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