Cleaning is one of the chores that is rarely fun and is probably the last thing a lazy person would want to do. Even the most energetic and active of us become lazy when it comes to cleaning, and one of the worst things about it is that it can be pretty expensive as cleaning products can be quite pricey.
It is possible to get a clean and sparkling home without using chemicals, which can leave icky and strong odors. In addition, you would not have to swap between different kinds of cleaners, and all of this is for a low price.
If you’re unaware of how excellent baking soda can be as a cleaning solution, its uses are so versatile that you can probably clean almost anything with it. This article lists some great benefits of this inexpensive, natural cleaner.
Regardless of what kind of cooktop you may have, it probably is one of the most challenging surfaces you have to clean in your home. On top of that, glass cooktops can get scratched pretty quickly, and you can’t clean off tough stains with a sponge or harsh cleaner. If you have given up on cleaning off those nasty black spots that are on the surface of your cooktop, worry not, as there is a simple and effective solution for it. Begin by merely sprinkling baking soda over the body, and then use a soapy, warm cloth to rub it gently into a paste. Let the paste sit for a while, and then rinse it off with warm water.
Bathroom cleaners can be some of the harshest cleaners available, but if you’re okay with putting in a little elbow grease, baking soda can prove to be a super-effective tile/grout/tub cleaner. Begin by adding some baking soda and mix it into a paste, scrub it into your grout and tile and let it sit for some time before you scrub the paste off. The baking soda can penetrate deep into those hard-to-reach and annoying areas due to its gritty texture. It also busts through gathered soap, mold, and scum on your tub. For additional cleansing power, use a spray mixture solution of 50/50 water and vinegar before rinsing.
Cleaning your carpet is not exactly a fun task, but it sure would be enjoyable to set off a “carpet volcano” on your next coffee or on that old and persistent stain. If you accidentally end up spilling something over your carpet, which is quickly getting absorbed into it, simply sprinkle baking soda all over it while ensuring that you spread it to the edges. Let it sit for some time, around 10 or 15 minutes, and then pour vinegar on top of it. For a milder stain, once it stops fizzing, place a towel over it, and press it so that it could dry. You might have to gently scrub the area if that stain is particularly bad. Once the vinegar dries, follow up with a thorough vacuuming to remove any excess baking soda that might remain over the surface.
Want to clean off the gunk that is stuck in your brush? Just like your hair, your brushes require adequate care and cleaning. Firstly, remove any excess hair that might be stuck on the brush, then soak it in a solution of water and baking soda for 60 minutes. It will look as good as a new one once you take it out.
If your jewelry gets tarnished or dirty over time, try gently rubbing it with a thick paste of baking soda as well as water to get that shine back. Baking soda is an excellent method to polish your gold and silver jewelry, and you can even use it to clean diamonds. Just ensure that you avoid using it on delicate gems such as opals or pearls, as it can scratch their fragile surfaces.
Sometimes, it may seem like everything about five feet of your oven is covered in grease over time, which can cause a lot of trouble as it is notoriously tough to clean. You can make your job a lot easier by making a paste of baking soda mixed with water and scrub it down properly, and you will have it clean and shiny in almost no time. This trick is even useful on cabinets, countertops, backsplash, and drawers. Proceed with a gentle spray cleaner or by rinsing with water to remove the residue.
Follow these tips and hacks to quickly clean off any stain with baking soda that would typically require expensive cleaning products. You can also feel good knowing you’re helping the environment, your wallet, and not using any toxic chemicals inside of your home.