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.