I am sure you have a packet of baking soda in your kitchen, but you don’t know in how many versatile ways you can use this ingredient.
There are plenty of cleaning hacks that are done by baking soda. You won’t be needing expensive cleaning products if you start using baking soda for cleaning purposes.
I have been using baking soda for a long time to clean different parts of my house. The best thing about this ingredient is that it is completely natural and not expensive at all.
You can use the baking soda not only as a cleaning agent but also as a deodorizer. Let’s see what few baking soda cleaning hacks that you can apply today are.
41 Easy Baking Soda Cleaning Hacks You Must Know
1. Get rid of baked-on mess with baking soda
If you love baking, you probably know how much stain it creates after you are done baking. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda with dish soap and clean the dirty surface.
2. Make your oven sparkle again
Make a paste with warm water and baking soda. Apply the paste avoiding the aluminum part. Leave it overnight and clean the oven the next morning.
3. Regularly clean your hairbrushes with baking soda
Use one teaspoon of baking soda and some shampoo in a bowl of water. Soak the hairbrushes and clean thoroughly.
4. Remove greasy stain from the kitchen countertop
Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda. Then add a few drops of vinegar. After bubbling up, wipe the countertop using a microfiber cloth to clean.
5. Bring back the shine to your silverware with baking soda
Add some baking soda in hot water. Soak the silverware in the solution for 20 seconds. Scrub gently, and your silverware will be new like before.
6. Easily unclog the drains
Pour some hot water in your drain, followed by some baking soda. Wait for a few minutes and then run cold water. Doing this once a while will keep your drain unclogged.
7. Get rid of food stain from plastic containers
If you got a sticky food stain in any plastic container, sprinkle some baking soda to clean the container. Scrub with a sponge for a better result.
8. Make your sink shinier than ever before
Sprinkle some baking soda followed by a small amount of vinegar. Take a sponge and scrub the sink properly. Then, clean the sink with warm water.
9. Clean your toilet bowl
Use baking soda and vinegar to clean your toilet bowl. Wait for a few minutes and then flush the toilet. Doing it regularly will keep your toilet bowl clean and sparkly.
10. Clean that dirty carpet
The process is easy. Sprinkle some baking soda and let it sit for some time. Then, vacuum the carpet thoroughly.
11. Make your toothbrush germ free
If you can’t find a way to clean your toothbrush, use some baking soda. Soak the toothbrush in a bowl mixed with water and baking soda overnight. Then, clean the next morning.
12. Say goodbye to that smelly sponge
It is obvious that your sponge will get smelly as they come in contact with so many food stains. Soak your sponge in water and add some baking soda. After a while, clean with cold water.
13. Remove odor from your refrigerator
Keep a bowl of baking soda in your refrigerator. It will absorb the smell, and your fridge will always smell good.
14. Clean dishes quicker than ever
Fill your sink with soapy water and a small amount of baking soda. Soak your dishes in the mixture, at last, scrub and clean.
15. Remove odor from the garbage can
Always keep a small amount of baking soda in the bottom of your garbage can. It will eliminate the bad smell.
16. Clean any oil spilled surface
Add some baking soda in the stained area. Let the soda absorb the oil and then clean thoroughly. This hack comes in handy when you accidentally spill oil in carpets or clothes.
17. Keep your tiles shiny and clean with baking soda
While cleaning your floor, add some baking soda and vinegar. Focus more on the space between each tile. Scrub those parts, and your floor will be shinier than ever.
18. Clean bathroom grout using baking soda
Bathroom grout can be very hard to clean. With the help of a toothbrush, scrub the grout with baking soda.
19. Use baking soda to clean your dishwasher
You can use baking soda at the bottom of the dishwasher to keep it clean and odor-free. Do this at least once a month to clean the dishwasher.
20. Disinfect and deodorize your cutting boards with baking soda and vinegar
Use a few drops of vinegar and some baking soda to clean your cutting board. Vinegar will disinfect the board while baking soda will make the odor go away.
21. Remove soap scum from the glass bathroom door
Add some baking soda in a sponge or a piece of cloth. Now scrub the bathroom glass door properly. The soap scum will be gone easily.
22. Prevent mold and mildew
Make a mixture of baking soda and water. Spray on the places where mold and mildew might occur. Clean the surface with a sponge.
23. Make your shower curtain free of soap scum
Scrub your shower curtain with baking soda with the help of a sponge. It will also remove water stain from your shower curtain.
24. Brighten your white clothes
I love wearing white shirts and dresses. To keep the white as bright as I can, I use baking soda while cleaning them in the washer.
25. Don’t endure a dirty mattress
A great way of cleaning a mattress is by sprinkling some baking soda and vacuuming the mattress. The baking soda will help to absorb the dirt and your mattress you will be cleaner than ever.
26. Say goodbye to that musty smell coming from your closet
If your closet smells musty, you can keep a box of baking soda. It will help to remove the odor, and your clothes will smell great.
27. Sanitize the stovetop with baking soda
You can use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to clean your stovetop. It works well because vinegar and baking soda work actively against the greasy stain.
28. Say goodbye to back pain while cleaning the bathtub
You will no longer need to scrub your bathtub and get backpain. Make a mixture of baking soda, water, and liquid soap. Spray and at last rinse with water.
29. Clean any kind of spot from walls
If you have kids, this hack will come in great use to you. Make a paste with baking soda and water. Apply it with a sponge and remove any spot from the wall.
30. Make a DIY air freshener
Grab your favorite essential oil and add it with baking soda. Ten drops of essential oil should be enough. Pour the mixture in a jar and use it as an air freshener.
31. Remove odor from sweaty shoes
Sprinkle baking soda directly in your shoes. Wait for 6 hours and remove the baking soda by shaking it. Also, don’t use baking soda on leather shoes.
32. Remove that damp smell from your towels
While cleaning the towels in the washer, add around half a cup of baking soda. It will keep the towels fresh and odor-free.
33. Shine the materials made of brass
Take a piece of lemon and add some baking soda in it. Scrub your brass object and see the magic. It will shine and glow.
34. Make your clothes cleaner than ever before
You can use baking soda with your detergent to clean your clothes once in a while. There is no need to use baking soda regularly. Using it once a while will be good enough.
35. Remove smell from the water bottle
Add two teaspoons of baking soda in the water bottle and fill the bottle with water. The next morning, clean the bottle properly.
36. Use baking soda in cleaning rags
The rags you use to clean your house also need to be cleaned properly. Clean your rags with baking soda at least once a month.
37. Brush your pet’s teeth with baking soda
Baking soda works as a great oral care agent. Once in awhile, brush your pet’s teeth with baking soda. It helps to prevent cavity and keep their teeth strong and healthy.
38. Clean pet beds
I clean my dog’s bed once a while by sprinkling some baking soda and vacuuming it. The process is simple. If you do this once a while, the pet’s bed will always stay clean.
39. Remove odor from your car
If your car smells musty, you can keep a small box of baking soda in the car. It will keep the bad smell away from your car and will act as a refresher.
40. Clean your car upholstery
Cleaning car upholstery or changing it can be quite expensive. You can sprinkle some baking soda and then remove it with a vacuum cleaner.
41. Remove dirt from stuffed animals
Stuffed animals can get dirty very easily, especially if your kid carries them around the house all the time. Sprinkle baking soda on the stuffed animals and vacuum after waiting for a few minutes.
These are my baking soda cleaning hacks that have been serving me well for a while. Grab a pack of baking soda and see how it magically cleans every part of your house.
Let me know what you think about these ideas.