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In this article, I have chosen 15 of the most effective baking soda hacks for you. I managed to drop in a thing about your pet too. After all, they, too, need to be cleaned.
Here you will find interesting cleaning hacks for which baking soda can be used in the home. We will also be troubleshooting common household issues using baking soda as a solution.
BRILLIANT BAKING SODA USES AND TIPS
1. CLEAN AND DEODORIZES THE CARPET
A smelling carpet can sometimes be very embarrassing when you wish it wouldn’t. However, we all know the cost of cleaning your carpet, which can be very expensive.
To clean your carpet all by yourself, here is how. Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet, and let it sit overnight. This gives the baking soda time to penetrate the carpet removing the foul odor. In the morning, vacuum as you normally would.
The strong, active ingredients in the baking soda work as a sponge absorbing and eliminating any lingering odor. Great for homes with pets.
2. BRIGHTENS SILVERWARE
To make your silverware sparkle again. Simply pour 2 tbsp baking soda into a cup and add to that 1 cup vinegar. You will notice foams appearing.
This is what actually cleans your silverware. Place your silverware in and allow it to soak for 1 hour. Remove, rinse, and dry. Now, they are ready for display.
3. REMOVES GREASE FROM STOVETOP
Remove grease from a stovetop. Pour baking soda directly onto the stove. Use a wet cloth to wipe the residue away. Your stove will look really clean with not much effort on your side. Isn’t that awesome!!
4. CLEAN AND FRESHENS SINKS
You can use baking soda to make your sink clean and shiny. You can also use baking soda to freshen your garbage disposal the same by just pouring 1/4 cup down the drain.
Anyhow, let us get back to the sink. Here is how to clean your sink, simply use baking soda as a scrubbing agent to scrub away any grease build-up, then rinse with warm water.
Baking soda can also be used as a detergent to wash your dishes. The active ingredients of makeup baking soda will break away from sticking food particles, leaving your dishes looking clean and shiny.
5. REMOVE BACTERIA FROM THE TOOTHBRUSH
Toothbrushes can be packed with bacteria because they are used to clean the mouth. Here is a simple way to ensure that your toothbrush is bacteria-free. Soak your toothbrush in baking soda and water for 1/2 hour – 1 hour to remove harmful bacteria.
6. REMOVER GUNK FROM THE SHOWER CURTAIN
There are two ways to do this. Try doing this if you need a fast way and hassle-free shower curtain hack. While your shower curtain is still hanging. Splash water on the curtain, then sprinkles baking soda on the gunky areas.
Let it remain for 15 minutes, and pour water to remove the loosened gunk. Secondly, simply toss your shower curtain in the washer. Pour baking soda in and watch the magic unfolds.
7. CLEANS SLIMY SPONGE
Kitchen sponges can be a slime parade. This is certainly not something you should be using to wash your dishes. Give it a thorough with this simple trick.
Fill a cup with hot water, pour 2 tbsp baking soda into the cup, and stir. Place the sponge in the cup. Leave in for 15 minutes. Remove and rinse. Now your sponge is clean.
8. ARMPIT STAIN REMOVER
Remove nasty armpit stains with this genius solution. Mix 1/2 cup baking soda combined with 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide. Combine into a paste.
Spread the shirt on a flat surface. Paste the solution on the stain. The longer it remains, the better the result. Wash in a regular cycle for the finishing touch.
9. CLEANS ORAL APPLIANCES
Treat your oral appliances to a deep clean with this simple step. Fill a container with warm water, dish soap, and a dash of baking soda.
You will also need a small soft clean white rag. EXTRA TIP: White rags are great for cleaning as it helps you to see how much of whatever you are removing is actually being removed.
Wet the rag in the solution, squeeze it, and use it to wipe in every crevice and corner for those that can be washed. Make another portion of the solution, place them in, and soak for 1 hour. Rinse and allow to drain.
10. TOILET BOWL REFRESHER
Baking soda is a great product for removing bad odors. Your toilet bowl is one of those that carries unavoidable odors. To refresh your toilet bowl, here is how.
Pour baking soda into the bowl. Allow it to soak in for a few minutes. Use a toilet brush to swish around a few times, flush, and your toilet will smell so amazing you won’t believe your nostrils.
11. DISGUISES SMELLY GARBAGE BIN ODOR
have you ever had a smelly garbage bin in your kitchen or bathroom? I am sure you do; here is how to disguise your smelly bin.
Before replacing the bag, sprinkle a dab of baking soda into the bottom of the bin. Replace the bag, and your bin will not be smelly as it was before. EXTRA TIP: Don’t forget to take out the trash daily and wash your bin to keep away bad odors.
12. CHASE AWAY FLEAS
If you are a dog owner, you will know how disgusting fleas are. To remove those pesky fleas from your fluffy friend, simply do this.
Sprinkle baking soda directly on your pet’s fur, and avoid it getting onto the face, as this will burn the eyes. Rub it in with your fingers. Woo, your dog would love that.
Allow it to sit for 5 minutes, then give your dog a proper bath. The fleas will fall off, and your dog will be thanking you.
13. REMOVE BAD ODORS FROM SHOES
Suffer from sweaty feet? this is not your fault. Everyone’s feet sweat in the summer. This can make your feet really smelly. but how do we disguise it? Here is how you do just that.
Pour baking soda into your shoes every night. In the morning, shake it out, slide your feet in, and your feet will not be sweaty or smelly for the entire day. You can wear your shoes with confidence thanks to baking soda.
14. MAKE WHITE SNEAKERS WHITE AGAIN FAST
To make your old white sneakers white again. Toss into the washer, then add a few drops of household bleach. Remove the laces from the sneaker and sprinkle baking soda on the inside. Run the cycle on light white.
15. STAINED POTS
This won’t be an issue if your pots are stained with ugly discoloration. Make a paste consisting of 2 tablespoons baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon Dawn dish soap.
Use a Scotch Brite to scrub for 2 minutes. Rinse and repeat the process. Rinse the pot once again, and how surprised you’re going to be to see the magical results.
THE RESULT WILL BE AMAZING.