Cleaning with Baking Soda

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Person applying mixed baking soda onto surface of oven for effective and safe cleaning

What is Baking Soda?

Baking soda is a terrific all-around cleaner. Because it has a slightly alkaline pH level, it is a great remedy for anything that is acidic, like grease, oil, and fat. Anything that needs scrubbing that is greasy can be cleaned with baking soda and elbow grease. But don’t just limit its use to the kitchen. Cleaning with baking soda can benefit just about every area of your home.

It’s common knowledge that an open box of baking soda can neutralize odors in the refrigerator, but you can also use baking soda to get rid of odors in many smelly locations, like garbage cans, garbage disposals, dishwashers, and litter boxes. Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of the container or appliance, let sit for several hours to overnight, and then rinse or wipe clean with a damp sponge.

Floors and Carpets

Freshening Floors and Carpets with Baking Soda

For an effective cleanser for now-wax and tile floors, add one-half cup baking soda to a gallon of warm water, and let it dissolve before mopping. Baking soda can also remove scuff marks from hard surfaces. Simply sprinkle baking soda onto a damp sponge and gently rub until the scuff is gone.

To remove odor from carpets and rugs, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the carpet and let it sit overnight, then vacuum until all baking soda is removed.

Neutralize Darain Odors with Baking Soda

Pour one-half cup of baking soda down the drain of your kitchen sink on a regular basis to neutralize acidity and odors.

Baking Soda In the Bathroom

Baking soda makes a great nontoxic alternative for bathroom showers, sinks, tubs, tiles, and fiberglass. For light soap scum, sprinkle baking soda onto a clean, damp sponge and wipe down surfaces, then rinse with water. For heavier soap scum, make a paste with baking soda, salt, and liquid dish soap spread evenly on the surface, then wipe clean and rinse.

Baking Soda as an Oven Cleaner

Baked on grease and grime are notoriously hard to clean without harsh chemicals and overpowering fumes. Baking soda can cut through the grease leaving you with a clean, fresh oven.

Step 1: Remove any crumbs and loose debris from the interior of a cool oven.
Step 2: Make a paste out of baking soda and water, and use a sponge or towel to spread the mixture throughout the oven’s interior.
Step 3: Let the mixture sit for 3-4 hours, keeping paste damp with a spray bottle filled with water.
Step 4: Wipe and scrape out the baking soda, taking the grease and food particles with it.
Step 5: Using a sponge or towel and a spray bottle of water, thoroughly rinse the interior of the oven.

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