Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) is completely natural and cost effective. Why spend money on chemicals when you can use this natural method to clean your home? Better for your health and your back pocket, try the methods in this guide for baking soda uses for the home.
Removing Stains from a Mug or Cup
- Place 1 Tsp. baking soda on a non-scratch damp sponge then wipe around the mug. Rinse out and you have a beautifully sparkling mug again.
- Place a small open container of baking Soda in the fridge to absorb all odours.
- To deodorise carpet; sprinkle liberally with soda then leave overnight and vacuum.
- To remove strong odours such as onion and garlic from porous surfaces such as wood and laminate; sprinkle soda on a damp sponge then rub. Rinse with clean water.
- Remove a bad smell from bottles by putting in one teaspoon of soda in the bottle, fill with hot water then leave for a few hours or overnight. Rinse out well.
- Sprinkle the inside of shoes to deodorise and freshen.
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Cleaning the Home
- To clean windows, chrome and laminate; sprinkle soda on a damp sponge. Clean the area, wipe off with a clean sponge then polish with a soft cloth.
- Glass oven doors can be cleaned with soda on a damp sponge. Wipe off with a clean cloth.
- Clean stains on white enamel stoves and Laminex by rubbing on a thick paste of soda and water. Leave on for an hour then wipe off.
- To remove burnt food from dishes; fill the dish or pan with warm water, add 2 Tbsp. soda then allow to sit overnight. Wash, rinse then dry.
- By sprinkling with a mixture of equal amounts of cornstarch and soda, stains on carpets can be removed. Leave for an hour then vacuum off.
- Wine, coffee and other liquid stains on carpets and fabrics can be removed by pouring a liberal amount of soda on the area then vacuuming off when dry.
- Remove tarnish from silver with a paste of soda and water. Rub on with a damp cloth then polish off with a clean cloth. See this guide to the Safest Way to Naturally Clean Jewellery for more information.
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