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Baking soda has always been one of the most effective ingredients for cleaning purposes. Rather than purchasing those expensive cleaning products, I prefer to use baking soda almost everywhere.
I am sure you already know a lot of baking soda cleaning hacks, but I will share with you some more. You will be surprised to see how much you can do with one simple ingredient.
Also, baking soda is super affordable. As a result, you don’t need to spend a lot just to keep your house clean.
Below are the 43 baking soda cleaning hacks that I have come across.
43 Awesome Baking Soda Cleaning Hacks
1. Clean food containers made of plastic
If your plastic food containers have become dirty over time, you can sprinkle a small amount of baking soda in it. Then, clean with a sponge.
The plastic containers will be new like before.
2. Remove odor from fridge
Take a small container and add some baking soda in it. Keep it in your refrigerator. It will keep the bad smell from your fridge away.
Your fridge will never smell bad again.
3. Scrub dishes with baking soda
If your dishes have become oily and greasy, scrub it with a small amount of baking soda. For a better result, use warm water during the cleaning process.
4. Remove pesticide from veggies
After bringing vegetables from the grocery store, soak them in a solution of 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
Wait for 2 minutes and wash it with regular water.
5. Sprinkle some baking soda in the garbage can
You can remove that bad smell from the garbage can. Sprinkle some baking soda and then add the garbage bag.
The baking soda will absorb the bad odor, and your garbage will never smell bad again.
6. Clean the kitchen countertop
At first, make a paste of water and baking soda. With a microfiber cleaning cloth, scrub the kitchen countertop. Then rinse the area with water.
Your countertop will start to sparkle.
7. Disinfect the cleaning sponges
The sponges that you use for cleaning also need to be disinfected. Take a container and fill it with baking soda and sponge.
Soak it for a while, and clean thoroughly.
8. Get rid of clogged drains
Sprinkle half a cup of baking soda and pour half a cup of vinegar. Wait for a while, and pour warm water.
It will unclog your drain.
9. Make your stovetop grease-free
Stovetops are prone to get oily and greasy. Apply some baking soda directly on the grease and wait for 3-4 minutes.
Then scrub with a sponge.
10. Clean food particles microwave with baking soda
There might be sticky food particles in your microwave. These are the hardest to clean. Sprinkle some baking soda in a sponge and scrub your microwave.
11. Sprinkle baking soda in the dishwasher
If you are finding a way to clean your dishwasher, here it is. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda at the bottom part of your dishwasher.
Run the dishwasher normally.
12. Make your silverware new again
Take a container and add 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water. Now make a paste and rub the paste in the silverware.
Then, rinse with cold water.
13. Say goodbye to burnt-on food
14. Clean your sink with baking soda
While cleaning your sink, add a small amount of baking soda. The ingredients in baking soda will help to remove any sticky stain from the sink.
15. Make your microwave new again
Take a spray bottle and fill it with one cup of vinegar, half a cup of lemon juice. Wait for around 10 minutes.
Sprinkle some baking soda in it and wait for another 10 minutes. Then, clean the oven thoroughly.
16. Remove odor from the garbage disposal
You can keep the drain of your garbage disposal by pouring some baking soda in it. Meanwhile, run warm water.
It will remove the odor from the disposal.
17. Disinfect and freshen cutting boards
Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda in the cutting board. Then, scrub and rinse with water.
It will remove the germ as well as any bad smell.
18. Remove soap scum from sinks
It is quite normal to get soap scums in the sinks of your bathroom. Get a cleaning rag and scrub the sink with baking soda.
You can do this for bathtubs as well.
19. Clean the sticky dirt from the grout
Take some lemon juice and baking soda. Make a paste with these two. Apply the paste in the grout directly and scrub with an old toothbrush after 20 minutes.
20. Clean hairbrushes and combs
Take a bowl and add warm water and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Soak the brushes and combs overnight.
Clean with water in the morning.
21. Get rid of mold and mildew
You will need a spray bottle. Fill the bottle with 1 teaspoon of baking soda and water. Shake and apply the mixture directly to the mold.
Then scrub the area properly.
22. Clean the shower curtain with baking soda
Another baking soda hack is to clean the shower curtain. Sprinkle some baking soda and clean the curtain by using a sponge.
Then, use water to clean thoroughly.
23. Remove bad smell from your closet
Take a box and fill it with baking soda. Keep the box in your closet, and your closet will never smell bad.
24. Boost up the color of your clothes
You can add 1/2 cup of baking soda while you wash your clothes. Baking soda will help to brighten your clothes and boost up the color.
25. Clean your mattress
You can clean your mattress with baking soda. Sprinkle a good amount of baking soda in the mattress.
Wait for half an hour and vacuum.
26. Remove oil from carpet
If you accidentally spilled any oily food on your carpet, don’t worry. Sprinkle some baking soda on the stain directly.
Wait for a few minutes and vacuum the carpet.
27. Clean towels with baking soda
Fill a bucket with warm water and baking soda. Soak all of your towels in the bucket and wait for a while.
After cleaning the towels, you will get a nice and fresh smell.
28. Use baking soda while bathing your pets
You can try using baking soda while bathing your pets once in a while. It will keep their fur odor free and keep them clean.
29. Clean your pet’s bed with baking soda
Sprinkle a good mount of baking soda in your pet’s bed. Wait for 15 minutes and vacuum the bed.
The bed will be fresh and clean.
30. Clean the upholstery
Sprinkle some baking soda directly on your upholstery and wait for around 20 minutes.
Vacuum thoroughly, and your upholstery will never smell musty again.
31. Remove stain from crayons from walls
If you have a kid, you should be familiar with this. Take a damp song and sprinkle some baking soda in it.
Now, scrub the areas with crayon marks, and you will see the marks will be going away soon.
If it does not come off easily, use a melamine sponge.
32. Clean stuffed animals
If your kid loves stuffed animals, you should keep the toys clean. Sprinkle some baking soda on the stuffed animals.
Then, vacuum thoroughly. The baking soda will absorb the dirt from the stuffed animals.
33. Clean plastic toys
Make a mixture of 3 tablespoons of baking soda and half a cup of water. Scrub the toys with the solution and rinse with water.
34. Make your own DIY air freshener
As baking soda helps to remove bad odor, you can use it as an air freshener. Take a spray bottle and add 3 tablespoons of baking soda, 10 drops of vanilla essential oil and half a cup of water.
35. Keep baking soda in your linen closet
You can also keep a box of baking soda in your linen closet. It will help to remove all the bad smells.
Whenever you want to use a sheet or pillow cover, they will always smell nice.
36. Clean your floor with baking soda
Cleaning your floor once a week with baking soda will keep your floor clean and sparkly. Take a bucket and fill it with lukewarm water.
Add half a cup of baking soda. Then mop the floor.
37. Clean the patio furniture
Take a bucket of warm water. Add half a cup of baking soda. Take a sponge and use it to clean your patio furniture.
Do this once every 2 weeks, and your patio furniture will always look clean.
38. Clean the grill after a BBQ night
Sprinkle a substantial amount of baking soda on the grill grates. Then take a scrub brush and scrub the grill properly.
It will make your cleaning process a lot easier.
39. Soften your paintbrush with baking soda
If your paintbrush has become hard with old paint, you can try this method. Make a mixture of half a cup of vinegar, one cup of baking soda.
Use one gallon of water to mix them. Soak the brush for a while, and it will become softer than before.
40. Clean those coffee mugs
If you are a coffee lover, you probably have those around coffee stains around your coffee mug. Use a paste of water and a small amount of baking soda to scrub your coffee mugs.
41. Use baking soda for cleaning your skin
You can also use baking soda as an effective cleanser for your skin. Add a small amount of baking soda with your regular facial cleanser.
Make sure you are not allergic to it.
42. Get rid of shoe odor
If your shoe smells bad, sprinkle some baking soda. Shake for a while, and leave it overnight.
Remove the baking soda the next morning.
43. Clean your iron
Make a paste of baking soda, vinegar, and water. Apply the paste and let it sit for a while. Take a clean piece of cloth and dip it in water.
Then, rub the cloth against the iron to clean it properly.
These are my 43 baking soda cleaning hacks. I love these hacks because they save me a lot of time and energy.
Also, baking soda is very cheap and effective. I am sure these hacks will help you in one way or another. Let me know what you think about these hacks.