In the first part of the article, we have shared some great cleaning recipes and methods involving baking soda – from dealing with foul odours in plastic containers to removing dust from textile decorations and stuffed animals. The rest of the tips are no less useful and exciting and can change the way you clean your home.
Unclog the Kitchen Sink
Baking soda works great for cleaning almost everything in your kitchen – from greasy cooktop to smelly refrigerator. We have already posted a bunch of recipes on how to deal with stained and scorched oven and grill. However, the cleaning power of baking soda has one more application – the powder is a miraculous drain cleaner! Just pour a half cup of baking soda directly into the drain and add the same amount of white cleaning vinegar. Wait for 10 minutes then flush the residues with hot water.
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Boost Your Laundry Detergent
Baking soda is a natural deodorant, so adding a few spoons to your regular detergent will help deal with smelly gym clothes. Combined with a liquid laundry detergent the powder balances the pH levels, and the result is a cleaner, better-smelling laundry. Moreover, a cup of the powder will brighten up both white and colour clothes, bringing back their as new look. You can either add some baking soda to the product you usually use or prepare homemade laundry detergent.
Clean the Walls
Scuff marks, fingerprints, and even colourful crayon pictograms on the wall don’t necessarily mean it’s time for a fresh coat of paint! You can use baking soda to remove all these stains and much more. Prepare a thick paste of baking soda and lukewarm water and gently scrub away the dirt from your wall to remove fingerprints and crayon stains. For stubborn scuff marks, mix 1/3 cup baking soda, ½ tsp. of non-abrasive toothpaste, and a few drops of water. Stir until the mixture is homogenous. Apply the paste to a clean scouring sponge and gently work on the stain with circular motions. Rinse the wall by wiping it with a damp cloth.
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Clean Greasy Spills from Concrete or Granite
A puddle of grease on the ground can be challenging to remove with conventional products and tools. Cleaning grease from granite and concrete is tricky because these materials don’t have completely smooth surface. Baking soda will help you clean the grease without leaving a trace. You can use this trick to remove cooking oil, cosmetic products, gasoline and other oily substances.
Remove the excess liquid with paper towels but be careful not to spread it. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda directly onto the stain, until it is covered with a thick layer and wait for 30 minutes. Carefully sweep the baking soda off the floor – all the grease will be in the powder.
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Clean Silver Jewellery
There’s no need to invest in an expensive silver cleaning product. You can use baking soda to make dull silver jewels shine as new. There are a lot of different ways to clean tarnished silver with baking soda, depending on what do you want to clean. If you need to remove the tarnish from a jewel without a stone, just mix a few drops of toothpaste with a pinch of baking soda and gently rub the surface. You can brighten up your sterling silver jewellery and accessories with white vinegar and baking soda. Place the items you want to clean in a deep bow. Pour the vinegar then add baking soda. The proportion is four tablespoons of baking soda for every cup of vinegar.
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