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Ten Uses Of Baking Soda To Help You Clean and Deodorize Your Home

Ten Uses Of Baking Soda To Help You Clean and Deodorize Your Home

Of course we all want a clean house. So we have bleach, air fresheners, Clorox products, and other harsh chemicals safely hidden away in our cleaning supply closets. But what if something as harmless and natural as baking soda could do just as good of a job at cleaning up every day small messes? Here are ten ways that you can use baking soda.

I try to use all natural products whenever possible. Sure, I have some chemicals in the house for the really tough jobs, but I’ve found that natural products can often be substituted for those chemicals. I may have to wait a few extra minutes or wipe a little harder to see the results, but it’s totally worth it to avoid all those chemicals. So, today I’m going to share ten ways that baking soda can be used to help you clean and deodorize.

  1. Use a half of cup of baking soda and 2 liters of water to soak and sanitize cloth diapers.
  2. Sprinkle a box of baking soda on your garage floor or drive way to soak up light oil and grease stains. You’ll need to do a little scrubbing, but light stains should come up relatively easily.
  3. Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of your trash cans to keep odors at bay.
  4. You can clean your garbage disposal or your bathroom drain by pouring a ½ cup of baking soda down the drain while running warm water. This neutralizes acids and deodorizes any unpleasant scents.
  5. Put a box of baking soda into your kids’ lunch boxes in between uses. This will absorb any lingering smells.
  6. Sprinkle large amounts of baking soda on the carpet and let it sit for a while. Leave it there overnight if possible because the longer it sits, the better it works. Then vacuum up the baking soda. This helps remove odors and even some stains from carpet.
  7. You can use baking soda to deodorize sneakers. Sprinkle some baking soda into the sneakers and let it sit for a while. Be sure to dump the excess baking soda out before the sneakers are worn again.
  8. Add baking soda to the rinse cycle when you are washing your linen. Your sheets, pillow cases, and towels will come out much fresher.
  9. Sprinkle baking soda on stuffed animals and let it sit for several minutes before brushing it off. This will help to freshen up your kids’ favorite stuffed animals.
  10. Deodorize the upholstery of your car by sprinkling baking soda on the seats and carpet. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes and then vacuum it up. This will help keep your car smelling fresh.

Baking soda has so many uses. It can be used to clean minor stains and is really helpful with deodorizing many household items. Although you may need harsher chemicals for bigger jobs, don’t forget that SO many of your smaller cleaning jobs can be handled simply by using baking soda. It really is a wonderful item to have in your tool kit. In fact, I love it so much that I keep several boxes of it on hand all the time.


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