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14 ways to use baking soda when cleaning at home

Attention all mothers!  What is the best all-purpose cleaner? Lysol, Mr. Clean, Pine-Sol, or baking soda? I’ll give you two seconds. If you said sodium bicarbonate or baking soda then you are absolutely correct.

In fact, baking soda is the rock star all-purpose cleaner on the market. Surprisingly, it has many purposes. Although it can do a lot more than sit in the back of your refrigerator. As a mom, it is important to use a safe cleaner.

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Thankfully, there are many things you can use to clean household items and places in your home.

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14 ways to use baking soda when cleaning at home

There’s just so much you can do with baking soda.  Here are our top 14 favorite ways to use baking soda when cleaning at home.

1. Laundry 

Add 1 cup of baking soda in addition to the laundry detergent to clean and brighten your clothes.

Baking soda

2. Grease on dishes 

You can remove residue from dirty dishes by sprinkling baking soda in hot water. It cuts grease easily after soaking in water.

3. Your teeth 

Baking soda is the most affordable whitener you can use that really works. Mix baking soda with water to create a paste.

baking soda and toothbrush

4. Deodorize your drains 

If you are tired of the funky smells coming from your drains just sprinkle a little baking soda and a little bit of vinegar. It will combat the odors.

5. Cleaning the oven 

Make a paste of ½ of baking soda and water. Use gloves to spread inside your oven especially greasy areas. Lastly, use vinegar with the baking soda to create a foam and wipe accordingly.

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6. Clean your stove 

This is an excellent cleaner for your stove to remove buildup and residue. Remove the paste with water and continue to wipe dry.

7. Polish stainless steel

Who knew baking soda could bring the shine back to stainless steel? Sprinkle baking soda and buff carefully for a beautiful polish.

8. Cleans your beauty brushes and combs

Submerge your brushes and combs in water with a solution of baking soda. It removes the buildup of oil and residue.

9. Removes stains from plastic containers 

Baking soda can remove the stains from plastic containers. Let the baking soda dissolve in warm water and wipe.

10. Scrub bathroom surfaces 

It’s a safe cleaner but can clean all surfaces from shower surfaces to cleaning the bathroom sink. 

srcubbing floor with baking soda

It is also a great way to clean tile grout.

11. Cleans the kitchen floor 

Use ½ cup of baking soda and mix with water to clean tile floors.

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12. Cleans cloth diapers 

If you do not use disposable diapers baking soda will absolutely give cloth diapers a good clean.

baking soda in toilet

13. Absorbs toilet odors 

Sprinkle baking soda in the toilet and let it sit to absorb bathroom odors.

14. Deodorize garbage cans and disposals 

When faced with odors sprinkling a little of baking soda is the key to eliminating odors. 

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SOURCES:

https://www.allyou.com/budget-home/live-green-save/baking-soda

 

https://www.thankyourbody.com/uses-for-baking-soda/

 

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Vonda Mone'

A freelance writer, volunteer, traveler, and most important job being a single mother. Nothing is more important than sharing advice and collaborating with other mothers about what is best for our children while inspiring other mothers with positive encouragement. I am glad to be a voice and find solutions to those unpredictable life situations.