We know that baking soda is excellent for baking and neutralizing odors in our fridge. However, did you know that baking soda is also a powerful safe and natural cleaning agent? Make your home sparkle with these 12 totally genius hacks for cleaning with baking soda.
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1. Remove Scuff Marks From Your Wall
Create a 50/50 paste of baking soda and water, and use a sponge to remove any scuff or crayon marks from your wall.
2. Grease Remover
If you’re having trouble removing grease from your stove drip pans, first sprinkle the pans with lemon juice (or white vinegar). Next, add baking soda, let the mixture sit for 15 minutes, and scrub away.
3. Sink Cleaner
Sprinkle baking soda and half a lemon in your sink, and use it to clean your stainless steel.
4. Carpet Refresher
Instead of buying carpet powder, sprinkle baking soda on your carpet to freshen it up. You can also add scent by combining baking soda and your favorite essential oil. Mrs. Happy Homemaker has a homemade carpet powder recipe showing you how to do this.
5. Clean Grout
Simply sprinkle baking soda on your grout, add water and scrub with a toothbrush. Wipe away the mixture with a rag once complete.
6. Deodorize Cat Litter Box
Whenever you change the cat litter box, sprinkle a layer of baking soda on the bottom of the litter box before adding the cat litter.
7. Oven Cleaner
Spray your over with white vinegar and sprinkle baking soda on top of the vinegar. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes and clean with a scrub brush.
8. Laundry Booster
A laundry booster is something you add to your laundry to make the detergent more effective. The next time you do your laundry, add in 1/2 cup of baking soda and it’ll help remove sweat stains, as well as brighten and whiten your fabrics.
9. Shoe Deodorizer
Remove odors from stinky sneakers by sprinkling in a little bit of baking soda. You can also try using the homemade carpet powder tutorial mentioned in tip number 4.
10. Deodorize Pet Bedding
Sprinkle your pets bed with baking soda, let it sit for 30 minutes, and then vacuum the bedding.
11. Clean Toilet Bowls
Sprinkle baking soda in your toilet, wait 10 minutes, and then use a toilet bowl brush to scrub away any stains.
12. Clean Fruits and Veggies
To remove dirt and pesticides from your fruits and vegetables, fill your clean sink or large bowl with cold water, and a little bit of baking soda and let it soak for 12-15 minutes. Wipe your produce clean.
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