Save Money by Cleaning with Baking Soda



baking soda How often do you find yourself buying cleaning products for each and every job you need to do at home. Well what if I told you there were tons of ways that you could conquer cleaning with baking soda! Baking soda can be bough very cheap and it’s easy to get a small stockpile and you can use it on tons of things!!

The wonderful thing about cleaning with baking soda is it’s

  • It’s non-toxic. Well if you eat a ton of it I’m sure you won’t feel very well but it will not kill or harm you.
  • There are tons of ways to clean with baking soda. I am just giving you a few ideas but if you search the internet you will find tons of other uses.
  • Baking soda is very affordable, especially if bought in bulk

Clever way to clean with Baking Soda

Clean a Stainless Steal Sink

  1. First clean your sink with soap and water
  2. Sprinkle baking soda into the sink
  3. Gently rub in with a damp sponge
  4. Rinse away the baking soda, then dry with a soft cloth
  5. As an added bonus you can get a great shine by rubbing in olive oil, baby oil, or spray with window cleaner and rub dry (my Mom taught me that little trick with windex)

Scrub your Shower

  • You can use baking soda for scrubbing down the shower. Just sprinkle and rub in with a damp cloth, rinse with water. As an added bonus try adding essential oil to the baking soda and store in a jar! What better way to get satisfaction from cleaning than having a nice pleasant scent. :)

Keep your Refrigerator smelling Fresh

  • A box or small bowl of baking soda in the refrigerator, freezer, or any cupboard will keep away unpleasant odors. It also works very well to sprinkle some inside the bottom of your trash container.

Clean burned on food off a pot

  1. You will need to cover the bottom of the pan with a layer of baking soda, add warm water to create a pase and let sit for a few hours or even over night if it’s really bad.
  2. Wipe out the pot with a damp sponge. The food should just wipe right out unless it is really bad (don’t worry I burn food  all the time!)
  3. If you still have stuck on food, add more baking soda and water (more water this time) and boil the mixture in the pot for a few minutes.
  4. let cool, then wipe clean

**This also works well for the crock pot :)

 

Remove Coffee/Tea Stains and Remove food odor

  •  Wet the mug with water and add baking soda and rub with a wet cloth. If it’s a stubborn stain soak overnight in hot water and baking soda before scrubbing. 
  • baking soda is also great for removing food odor from you plastic containers. Make a paste with water and baking soda and let soak.

Remove Crayon from Walls (This one has saved me quite a few times! LOL)

  • Make a paste with baking soda and water
  • gently scrub the crayon marks with the paste and it should disappear!
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