Baking Soda Ain’t Just For Baking

By September 7, 2017Cleaning Tips

Baking Soda Cleaning TipsThis stuff is amazing. It all started with Fantasy Football. A bunch of us guys getting together for our season picks. Our friend, owner of a cleaning service in Bellevue WA, was cleaning when we started arriving. His place is always clean, but I never asked how or why. It’s just something that never occurred to me to ask. He was using baking soda. One of the guys joked “What’d ya do, run out of soap?” He told us that this one of the ways he saved money. His Mom did this, so he grew up learning how to clean this way. And somehow he’s saving the environment at the same time. “Okay Josh, it’s time for fantasy football, but message us the info.” And funny enough, Josh actually did.

I guarantee drafting a Denver Bronco will get you far, but I can also guarantee that cleaning with baking soda is a score. I actually gave him the respect by reading what he sent, and he was right.

 

15 Things Baking Soda Is Great For Around The Home:

 

  1. Keep your grill clean all summer long by putting some baking soda on a damp brush, scrubbing the grate, then rinsing.
  2. Freshen rugs by sprinkling baking soda on carpet, wait at least 15 minutes (preferably let sit overnight), then vacuum up.
  3. Add 1 cup of baking soda to your next load of laundry (along with your regular liquid detergent) to get clothes cleaner and brighter.
  4. Remove baked-on residue by shaking a generous amount of baking soda on pots and pans. Then add hot water and dish detergent, let sit for 15 minutes and wash as usual.
  5. To brighten a dull floor finish, dissolve ½ cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water. Mop and rinse for a shiny floor.
  6. To brighten a dull floor finish, dissolve ½ cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water. Mop and rinse for a shiny floor.
  7. Make your own bathroom scrub by mixing ¼ cup baking soda with 1 tablespoon liquid detergent. Add vinegar to give it a thick, creamy texture.
  8. To put out a grease fire, scatter baking soda over it by the handful to extinguish flames.
  9. Clean the dishwasher and coffeemaker by running an empty cycle with baking soda
  10. Pour in 1 cup baking soda followed by 1 cup hot distilled white vinegar to quickly unclog the kitchen drain.
  11. Scatter baking soda on icy sidewalks―it’s not as corrosive as salt.
  12. Discourage weeds by sprinkling baking soda into the cracks on your driveway and walkways.
  13. To clean a toilet, add ¼ cup baking soda to the bowl, swirl, then scrub.
  14. To deodorize a drain, pour about ½ cup baking soda down the drain, followed by ½ cup vinegar. After 15 minutes, pour in boiling water to clean residue. NOTE: Use this method only if your pipes are metal. And never mix with other cleaning solutions. Don’t try this if you’ve recently used a commercial drain product.
  15. Here’s a cool video that shows how to clean 6 things in 60 seconds with baking soda.

 

The list keeps going on and on, and I haven’t tried every single one of these things, but the ones I have tried have been successful. More successful than my Fantasy Football picks. Hope this teaches you the eye-opener it taught me.

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