Cleaning Baking Soda Uses
10. Clean Pots and Pans
Add two tablespoons of baking soda to your dishwater to help loosen up baked-on foods and to cut through grease. Allow the pots and pans to soak in the water for a few minutes and they will be easier to clean.
11. Make a Soft Scrub Cleaner for the Bathroom
Sprinkle baking soda across a damp sponge or washcloth and use it to scrub away dirt and grime build up on bathroom sinks, tile and bathtubs. It’s safe for all types of materials and very effective at removing soap scum. Rinse thoroughly.
12. Clean Your Microwave
Use baking soda to clean both the inside and the outside of your microwave. Sprinkle it across a damp sponge and it will gently clean without scratching. Not only will it clean your microwave but it will also remove food odors. Be sure to rinse well.
13. Make an Oven Cleaner
Ovens can be hard to clean but baking soda can make the job a little easier. Sprinkle it on the bottom of the oven and use a spray bottle of water to moisten it. Leave it overnight and wipe it clean with a damp sponge the next day.
14. Polish Your Silverware
Is your silverware looking a little dull and worn out? Bring it back to life by making a paste out of baking soda and water. Rub it on the silverware and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, carefully rinse it off and enjoy your beautifully polished silverware.
15. Clean Your Coffee Pot
When your coffee pot turns that dark brown color, you can easily have it looking crystal clear again and eliminate that bitter taste at the same time. Soak it in mixture of 1 quart of warm water and ¼ cup baking soda. Clean with a dishcloth or sponge and rinse thoroughly.
16. Clean Your Comb and Brush
Remove natural oil and residue left by hair products from your comb and brush with this cleaning solution. Soak them in 1 teaspoon of baking soda and warm water for about 30 minutes. Scrub with a toothbrush if needed and rinse.
17. Make a No Wax Floor Cleaner
Easily clean dirt and grime from your no wax floors with a mixture of warm water and ½ cup of baking soda. Mop your floors with the solution and then rinse with a clean mop. Your floors will sparkle and shine.
18. Remove Oil and Grease Stains
Are you tired of looking at that oil or grease stain in your garage or driveway? Cover the area with baking soda and then use a wet brush to scrub the area, then rinse. The baking soda will lift the grease and oil out so you can wash it away.
19. Make a Non-Abrasive Surface Cleaner
Add a little baking soda on a sponge and use it like a scouring pad to clean all types of surfaces. Since baking soda is non-abrasive, it won’t scratch or damage your surfaces. Be sure to rinse good with warm water.
20. Clean Painted Furniture
Add baking soda to a damp washcloth or sponge and wipe down your furniture to clean everything from dirt to crayon marks. It will clean the furniture without scratching the paint, so you don’t have to worry about damaging anything.
21. Clean Your Shower Curtains
Shower curtains are so hard to clean that it seems easier to just replace them. However, that is not always an option so instead, try sprinkling them down with baking soda before you scrub with a brush and it will help loosen the dirt and grime and make cleaning easier.
22. Clean Battery Terminals
Baking soda is a mild alkali, so it will neutralize corrosion on your battery terminals caused by battery acid. Simply add baking soda to a small bucket of water and use a brush to scrub the battery terminals clean with the solution.
23. Wash Lawn Furniture
Mix up a quart of warm water and ¼ cup of baking soda. Use a sponge or washcloth to scrub the furniture with the mixture and then rinse with the water hose. It will leave your lawn furniture clean and beautiful.
24. Prevent Carpet Stains
After following your normal routine for cleaning up spills in your carpet, sprinkle the area with baking soda. Allow it to dry and then vacuum up. It will help remove any leftover residue and reduce the chance of odors appearing later.
25. Wash Your Car
A mixture of one quart warm water and ¼ cup baking soda will clean vinyl seats, windows, chrome and lights without scratching the surfaces. Be sure to use a soft washcloth or sponge to clean with and rinse well to remove the residue.
26. Clean Stubborn Bathroom Stains
Make a paste using baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the stain and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Use a scrub brush to clean the area and rinse. For stubborn stains allow the mixture to sit a little longer before scrubbing.
27. Clean Toys
Since baking soda is non toxic, it makes a great cleaner for toys. Mix a fourth a cup of baking soda in a bowl of warm water and use it to soak the toys or to wipe them down. Rinse with warm water and allow to air dry. Add a couple drops of either one of these oils for disinfection: lemon, tea tree, or lavender oils.
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28. Clean a Kid’s Swimming Pool
Clean mildew and remove that musky odor from a kid’s swimming pool using baking soda, tea tree oil and warm water. Use a soft bristle scrub brush to remove stubborn mold and mildew stains. Rinse with the water hose to remove the residue before filling the pool with water.
29. Clean the Racks on a Grill
Mix baking soda and water in a sink or tub big enough to hold the racks. Place the racks in the mixture and let them soak overnight. Scrub the racks with a brush to remove any remaining food particles and then rinse with warm water.
30. Remove Dried On Foods from Plates
To remove dried on foods from plates and bowls, add a little baking soda to your dishwater and let them soak for a few minutes. Clean individual dishes by dipping them in your dishwater, then sprinkling them with baking soda. After a few minutes wash and rinse as normal.
31. Clean Bugs and Tar from Vehicles
Make a paste using baking soda and water. Use a soft washcloth to rub the paste on the areas covered with bugs or tar. Let it sit on your vehicle for a few minutes and then wipe the mixture off with a damp cloth and rinse.
32. Get Rid of Coffee Cup Stains
Coffee tends to stain cups and make them look old and dirty but you can remove the stains with a baking soda paste. Use a damp sponge or washcloth to scrub the cup with the baking soda paste. Wash and rinse as usual.
33. Remove Red Sauce Stains from Plastic
Red sauces like spaghetti sauce will turn plastic containers that red, nasty color very quickly and it won’t just wash out. However, you can mix baking soda with water to make a paste and use it to remove the red sauce stains from your plastic bowls.
34. Clean Pans with Burnt On Food
When food burns and sticks to the bottom of your pans, add about two inches of water and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and pour in ½ a cup of baking soda and let it set overnight for easy cleaning.
35. Eliminate that Toaster Oven Brunt Smell
When your toaster over starts smelling like brunt food every time you turn it on, it’s time to sprinkle some baking soda along the bottom of the oven. It’s a quick, easy and safe way to get rid of that burnt smell.
36. Clean Crayons Marks off Walls
Sprinkle baking soda on a wet washcloth and then use it to scrub crayon marks off of walls, doors and certain types of flooring. Then simple wipe clean with a wet cloth. It removes the crayon marks without damaging the paint or paneling. For stubborn marks add a drop of lemon essential oil.
37. Remove Sticky Stuff from Glass Jars, Furniture, Toys, Etc.
By mixing 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil you can make your own cleaner that will remove all types of sticky stuff from just about anything. It works great and it’s safe for every room in your home.