Trying to keep your house clean and free of mold and mildew is already a tricky task. Factor in trying to do so while remaining on a budget, and you can imagine how stressful all this can get. Welcome to Hello Cleaner’s DIY. In this article we will discuss Super Smart Cleaning Ideas Using Baking Soda.
1. Whether it’s due to sauces that have bubbled over the edge of the pot or gooey cheese that has burnt, your oven can be a difficult appliance to clean. However, this task isn’t as intimidating as it seems, as you actually have a great tool that can help make your oven clean and sparkling once again baking soda. Baking soda is a great all-natural cleaning agent, especially compared to many conventional oven cleaners that often leave harmful residual vapors in your oven.
2. If you have a slow-moving drain, whether in your kitchen or your bathroom, this all-natural solution can help. While the drain may not be clogged up just yet, don’t wait for it to get all jammed up before you act. Pour half a cup of baking soda down your dry sink. Then pour in half a cup of vinegar and close the drain. Now, all you have to do is wait for – minutes while the mixture does its magic.
3. You can use baking soda and cornstarch to create homemade playdough that is just as good as or even better than the one you can buy at the store. All you need are two cups of baking soda, one cup of cornstarch, one and a half cups of water and one tablespoon of oil. Mix these together, heat them up in a pan for a very short while until thick, and then let the mixture cool off before you start playing with the dough.
4. Make your sink sparkle and shine without using any special cleaners. All you need is a box of baking soda. Simply sprinkle the baking soda onto your sink then wet an old toothbrush and use it to scrub your sink clean. Before long, your sink will be looking all shiny and new!
5. Commercial goo removers are nifty products that can help you remove sticker residue and other sticky products from glass, mirrors and other surfaces. However, why bother buying one when you can just make one using half a cup of vegetable oil and half a cup of baking soda? Just mix these two ingredients together in a mason jar and shake well before using.
6. Baking soda’s use as an all-purpose cleaner is well known in DIY circles, and one of the best things it can do is easily remedy tough-to-remove grease stains. Baking soda is alkaline, which means it can dissolve grease very easily. And since it is mild, it can do so without ruining your hands or the surface that you’re trying to clean. All you need are three tablespoons of baking soda, a cup of water and a sponge, and you’re all set.
7. Considering all the things that you have to pay attention to maintaining in your house, it’s totally understandable that you would miss cleaning the window tracks. The good news is you can still fix that using things you already have in your home. With baking soda, Q-tips, an old toothbrush, hot water, and some paper towels, your window tracks will be clean in no time. Don’t forget a trash bag to throw the dirty Q-tips and paper towels into once you’re done.
8. Baking soda is a great alternative to regular toothpaste for those who are concerned about scrubbing away the enamel on their teeth with abrasive paste. However, you should also know that baking soda does not contain any fluoride, which is a crucial ingredient found in toothpaste that can help protect your teeth from cavities. To use baking soda as an alternative to toothpaste, you can place some baking soda in a small dish or shot glass, wet your toothbrush and dip it into the baking soda to make a thick paste, and then brush like normal.
9. Use the baking soda paste to clean off your dirty iron and see what a difference it makes! All you need for this technique is baking soda, a little water, a washcloth and some vinegar if you want to make sure your iron gets that deep clean. Take a little baking soda, make a paste out of it with the water and then spread the paste around the surface of your iron. Let the solution sit on the surface of your iron for around minutes before wiping it off with a washcloth, and your iron should be sparkling clean.
10. If you feel that your bathroom is beginning to smell like a truck stop, then this easy solution should make you very happy. Simply make a paste using baking soda and freshly squeezed lemon juice, which happens to be a natural disinfectant. Then, spread this paste over the areas of your bathroom that may be affected by odors. Let it sit for minutes before you wipe the surfaces down with a damp cloth.
11. Grimy dishwasher buildup can keep your dishwasher from draining properly, which can cause it to malfunction. However, this all-natural solution can help your dishwasher stay squeaky clean and free from any drainage issues. All you need are white vinegar and baking soda. The white vinegar will help remove grime, soften mineral deposits, and clean your dishwasher while the baking soda helps to eliminate lingering odors, food residue and stains that can be hard to remove.
12. Whether it’s from sweat or spilled drinks, your couch can retain foul smells if you’re not careful – but there is an easy solution for this problem. Simply sprinkle baking soda on your couch, leave it on for a few minutes, and then vacuum it off to leave your couch smelling fresh and new once again.
13. Weeds can be very pesky and frustrating to eliminate, especially since it seems like these things can grow anywhere at any time – even in between the cracks of the sidewalk! What makes the problem tougher to solve is the fact that weeds have deep roots that can be difficult to remove or kill completely. If you don’t want to use pesticides, there’s an organic solution to your weed problem baking soda. Test the baking soda method with one or two weeds first to determine if this is the right weed management solution for your landscape, especially if the weeds are growing near plants and grass that you actually want to keep.
14. If you would like to have whiter nails, try this easy technique involving things that you probably already have in your home. In a bowl, mix half a cup of hot water with one teaspoon of peroxide and one tablespoon of baking soda. Dip your nails in and wait for a minute and you’re good to go. For tougher stains, you can soak your nails for up to minutes.
15. Freshen up your room with an air freshener made with baking soda. It’s super simple to make and works much better than those air fresheners that use a lot of chemicals. This will literally take just minutes to make, starting with pouring half a cup of baking soda into a mason jar and then adding drops of the essential oil of your choosing. Add in some scrapbook paper and mix it all up, tighten the lid, and you’re all set.
16. Are your baking sheets looking pretty grimy? Try the baking soda method on them! Pour about / cup of baking soda into a small glass bowl and add in hydrogen peroxide until you can make a nice paste. Then rub the paste on your dirty baking sheets and scrub. If the residue doesn’t come off after the first attempt, you can also try letting it sit on the stain for more than an hour before having a go at it.
17. Showerheads and faucets can be potent breeding grounds for bacteria, which is why you should pay attention to these things. Here’s an all-natural solution that you can use add two tablespoons of baking soda to dish soap and vinegar, and then apply it to the faucet or showerhead. Now, secure a Ziploc bag of the solution in place with a rubber band and leave it for at least minutes. Then, remove it and scrub the faucet or showerhead with an old toothbrush. Rinse with hot water and you’re all done.
18. Rather than use laundry detergent, you can use baking soda to wash your towels. First, sprinkle it right into the drum of your front-loader before adding the towels. Then, start the load using hot water, and when it comes time for the rinse cycle, use distilled white vinegar in lieu of fabric softener. After the rinse cycle finishes, put the freshly washed towels into the dryer and you’ll get clean and fresh towels that don’t smell like vinegar.
19. Baking soda may reduce acne breakouts and help manage pain and inflammation of the skin due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. To create a face mask, combine between one and two teaspoons of baking soda with a facial cleanser and add a small amount of warm water to create a paste. Then, massage this onto the affected area and leave on the skin for – minutes before washing it off with warm water.
20. There are many different ways to create chalk paint. This particular process involves two simple steps. First, mix baking soda and water together and stir until all lumps are gone. You can also use plaster of Paris or unsanded grout in place of baking soda. Then, pour the baking soda or unsanded grout mixture into your paint and, once again, stir until all of the mixture is dissolved and there are no lumps.
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