Baking soda is one of the most popular products in a household that specializes in natural cleaning. It is one product that can so versatile that it makes you wonder what it cannot do. 

Here are thirty ways to use baking soda that you may not have thought of before.

[1]REMOVE BAKED ON FOOD

Burnt on food is the hardest residue to clean in the kitchen. You can easily remove this by using this simple solution. Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup water. Combine into a paste.

Paste it onto the baked-on food and let it sit for 15 minutes. Give it a good scrub and wash it with dish soap. This just makes things better in the kitchen.

[2]REMOVE STAINS FROM PLASTIC CONTAINERS

Certain food carries stains that are very hard to remove from your plastic containers. To remove this hard stain, wipe the container with baking soda. Do this for 1- 2 minutes. Wash with warm water and dish soap.

Your container will be free of stains and on top of that, smells great.

[3]CLEAN FRUITS AND VEGGIES

The shiny fruits we buy at the store are covered with wax. This is a substance used to preserve the fruit for shelf life. To remove this from the fruit, wash with this solution.

Simply mix baking soda and water together in a bowl, and wash the fruits before putting them away in your fruit basket or fridge. Do this, and your fruit will be safe to eat.

[4]REFRESH YOUR FRIDGE

Removing the foul odor from your fridge is no brainer cleaning trick. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and dish soap. Use this to clean your fridge. Your fridge will not only be clean, but it will smell fabulous.

[5]REMOVE GREASE FROM KITCHEN WEARS

After a big meal, the trouble lies ahead. How to completely remove the grease storm from your dishes. This may take a few minutes, but it is worth it.

Fill the sink with hot water, sprinkle a dab of baking soda then add your favorite dish soap. Leave to soak for 15 minutes. Wash and rinse your pots and plates using warm water.

[6]REVIVE SLIMY SPONGES

Remember, your kitchen sponge needs to be replaced every two weeks. This will keep them from becoming slimy. Just in case you need a fast sponge cleaning solution, here is one.

Give your sponge a thorough wash in baking soda and water. It will remove grime and odor so your sponge will be safe to use again.

[7]CLEAN KITCHEN SURFACES

Removing those food inflicted stains on your countertop is pretty easy. Combine baking soda with dish soap and water.

Use this to wash your kitchen counters to remove tough stains. This just makes cleaning so easy.

[8]REMOVE CRAYON MARKS

Its no surprise your home has now become an art gallery. If crayon marks just suddenly appeared on your walls.

There is no need to repaint. Simply scrub the area with a wet sponge and baking soda. This should fix the problem.

[9]KEEP TOYS CLEAN

Children’s toy gets messy and needs to be cleaned regularly to avoid bacteria. Getting this done is not a hard task. Make a light solution with baking soda and water.

Wipe kids’ toys to ensure they are free from germs. This is sure to save you a few trips to the doctor’s office.

[10] PETS LOVE CLEAN BEDS

Pets need clean and odorless beds too. So often we forget to disinfect or clean that bed. Just sprinkle baking soda onto the bed. Wait for 15 minutes before vacuuming. Your pet will be glad you did.

[11]UPHOLSTRY DEODORIZER

Soft cushy things such as your sofa, chairs, mattresses, and cushions absorb sweat and odor. To clean them do this.

Sprinkle baking soda onto surfaces. Wait for 10 minutes then vacuum with a hand vacuum. Doing this at least bi-weekly will help a lot.

[12]GET THOSE TEDDIES CLEAN

Not all stuffed animals can be tossed into the washer, but they have to be cleaned. How to do this?

Place stuffed animals into a large plastic bag. Sprinkle and tie the bag tightly. Give it a good shake. Let is sit for 10 minutes. Remove and vacuum.

[13]MILDEW REMOVER

Use baking soda to remove mildew from your shower. sinks and tiles. Using baking soda to give them a thorough scrub is the best thing to do when dealing with mildew. Rinse well to prevent left behind residues. There should be no mildew in view after you are done.

[14]UNCLOGGED A DRAIN

Get your drain running again by simply pouring down 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup vinegar into it. Let it sit for 15 minutes.

This will allow the acid in the solution to burnt away the residues blocking the drain. Run your tap on hot water to see the results.

[15]TRASH CAN ODOR CONTROL

To keep the odor from your trash can from rising up. You can easily stop this before it happens. Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of the bin and let it remain there until its ready to be emptied.

[16]SMELLY SNEAKERS

To keep your sneakers free from unwelcomed odor. Sprinkle baking soda into them and let it remain there. When you are ready to wear again, simply wipe with a damp cloth. You will be happy you did.

[17]CLEAN OIL SPILLS

To make the ugly oil spills on your concrete go away. Sprinkle baking soda on the spots and scrub with a stiff bristle brush.

This will leave your concrete spotless and looking as if it was freshly done. You may want to consider keeping a box of baking soda in your garage.

[18]CLEAN OUTDOOR FURNITURE

Dust, sun and many different sources can make your outdoor furniture look old and worn. Clean them with a mixture of baking soda, water, and liquid soap.

This is sure to brighten their appearances. You may not have to buy new ones after all.

[19]DEGEASE GRILLS

So often I have seen oily and messy grills. The question is, isn’t there something to clean grills. Yes, there is, your grill doesn’t have to look this way if you scrub your grill with baking soda.

Simply sprinkle and let it remain for 1/2 an hour. Wash with hot water and soap. Rinse and pat dry, you won’t believe your eyes.

[20]KEEP CLOSETS ODOR FREE

Closets have clothes and shoes and most times these carry a musky odor. Keep your closet odor-free by placing an open box of baking soda into it. BONUS TIP, KEEP DOOR SLIGHTLY OPEN FOR FRESH AIR TO GO IN

[21] OVEN CLEANER

It is only normal to clean your oven using one of those fancy oven cleaners. Actually there is another way that way less expensive and will get the job done just the same.

Make a paste using 1/ 2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup water, and 1/4 cup vinegar. Combine these together, and cover the interior of the oven. Let it for 1/2 – 1 hour. Wipe with a wet cloth until its clean.

[22]WASHER DEODORIZER

Washers carry odors because of moisture. This can cause your washer to smell really musky. To make your dryer smells much better. Pour 2 cups of baking soda in, then turn on. Let it run for 15 minutes. You will smell the difference.

[23]SINK CLEANER

Sink gets greasy and smelly just like anything else you used in the kitchen. After washing the dishes, sprinkle baking soda in the sink and give a good scrub.

Rinse and dry with an absorbent towel. Do this after cooking large meals or when needed.

(24)GUNKY TOWEL DEODORIZER

Wet duty towels are just unbearable to smell and can be even harder to get back it’s the original fragrance. Baking soda is the ideal agent to help you get Beck your gunky towels to smelling like these should.

Pour baking soda into your washer. Allow soaking for 15- to 20 minutes. Wash with your favorite laundry detergent.

(25)WHITENS TEETH

Baking soda is just perfect for whitening teeth. Cover your teeth with baking soda. Use a small piece of aluminum foil to cover your teeth to resemble a brace.

Let it remain for 10 minutes. Rinse your mouth then brush with the toothpaste of your choice.

(26) JEWELRY CLEANER

Make your silver jewelry glow once more with baking soda. Make a paste with three-part baking soda and two parts water. Use a smooth cloth to rub on jewelry. Rinse with cold water and pat dry.

(27)CLEANS AND DEODORIZE MICROWAVE

Microwave ovens ha to be cleaned regularly to keep it from having an unbearable odor. To get rid of bad odor and clean your microwave all at the same time is really easy.

Simply use baking soda to clean your microwave. This will eliminate the bad odor and give it a detailed clean.

(28)CUTTING BOARD CLEANER

Washing your cutting board won’t remove hard to see residues, which can cause serious health issues. To ensure your cutting board is clean. Scrub vigorously with baking soda. Rinse with warm water and dry.

(29) CLEAN CAR BATTERY

A rusty car battery can lead to you having to call a tow truck sooner than you think. To avoid this, you may need to get your battery rust free. Add three parts baking soda to two parts water to create a paste.

Add this to your DISCONNECTED battery. Scrub away rust, and rinse off the parts off the battery before reconnecting. It will be running like new.

(30)DRAWER DEODORIZER

Keeping your drawers smelling great. Place old socks fill with baking soda in all your drawers. This is sure to keep them smelling exactly how your drawers should be smelling, and that’s AWESOME!

Take advantage of all these smart uses of baking soda when you can. I hope these were of great help to you.

 

30 Baking Soda Life Hacks You Need To Know

30 Baking Soda Life Hacks You Need To Know

Instructions

  1. Remove baked on foods
  2. Remove stains from plastic containers
  3. Clean fruits and veggies
  4. Freshen your refrigerator
  5. Remove grease from your kitchen wares
  6. Revive slimy sponges
  7. Clean kitchen sponges
  8. Reomve crayon marks
  9. clean toys
  10. Clean pet beds
  11. Deodorize upholstery
  12. Clean teddies
  13. Remove mildew
  14. Unclog a sink drain
  15. Trash can odor control
  16. Cure smelly sneakers
  17. Clean up oil spills
  18. Clean outdoor furnitures
  19. Degrease grills
  20. Remove odors from closets
  21. Clean ovens
  22. Deodorize washer
  23. Clean sink
  24. Deodorize towels
  25. Whiten teeth
  26. Clean jewelery
  27. Clean and deodorize microwave
  28. Clean cutting board
  29. Clean car battery
  30. Deodorize drawers

2 Comments

  1. Using a box of soda in refrigerators to help absorb odors is great……here’s another step…once you’ve removed it from frig use it in your drains with the vinegar. Or use it to clean your sinks or countertops!

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