6 Ways to Clean with Baking Soda

Did you know that you can use baking soda to clean more than the kitchen sink? Let’s look at ways you can use baking soda to clean around the house.

According to an article at homehello.com.au, “The Many Ways to Use Baking Soda”

“1. Crayon marks remover (All parents who can relate say, hey!)

Whether you own the house or just renting it out, it is every parent’s nightmare to remove crayon marks on the wall.  All you need is a few spoons of baking soda and warm water, enough to make a toothpaste-like texture.  Dip a damp rag into the toothpaste and scrub the crayon marks until it’s gone

2. Coffee maker, teapots, and mugs stain cleaner

While I know how delightful it is to drink a cuppa, removing the stains is a handful at times.  To help eliminate the bitter taste, residue and stains; wash your mugs, teapots, and coffee makers in a ¼ cup baking soda and warm water.  Or you may soak them overnight with the said baking soda solution and add a little bit of detergent.  Otherwise, gently scrub it by using a damp sponge with baking soda.

Either way, baking soda is your main ingredient to combat these stubborn stains!

3. Kitchen Sink cleaner

Apparently, according to the director of infection control at Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn, New York, a kitchen sink is dirtier than retrieving something from the toilet and putting it into our mouths! So, to keep your sink clean, please do the following:

  • Wet the sink and sprinkle a dash of baking soda all over the kitchen sink.
  • Scrub it with a sponge or old toothbrush and rinse after.

For better results: soak paper towels in white vinegar and line them in the sink and soak it for 20 minutes.  Also, don’t forget to clean the faucet by using soapy water and vinegar-soaked paper towels.

4. Oven Cleaner

Oven cleaners are expensive and without proper use, you could destroy your oven! So, for safer and chemical-free oven cleaner, try mixing baking soda and vinegar in scraping off stains.

5. Polishes Silverware

Silverware that hasn’t been used for a while may look tarnished.  To prevent it from happening, polish them by using baking soda paste.

6. Grill Cleaner

Don’t let your barbecue sessions be put on hold just because of the residue.  While an onion could be a great cleaning hack, baking soda, on the other hand, could do wonders, too! In a plastic metal dish, stir one cup of vinegar and half a cup of baking soda. Pour the solution to the grates placed in a large plastic bag (preferably trash bag), close it and leave it overnight. Rinse loosened residue off the kitchen sink or in the trash.” To read the entire article click here.

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