Baking soda is something that many of us are likely to have sitting around the home but don’t often use. It is something that is used in cooking but a lot of people don’t actually realise that baking soda has a lot of other uses too. One of the best uses for baking soda can be in various different cleaning applications in and around the home. This is a great alternative to expensive chemical products and baking soda can even work better than chemicals. Take a look at our blog guide for 5 ways to use baking soda and get your home sparkling clean in no time.
One of the biggest issues for homeowners is those nasty scuff marks that seem to appear on your walls. Surfaces in the home can get scratched and scuffed by heavy bags or when you are moving furniture around. But baking soda can actually provide a solution to this problem and help you clean the scuff marks off your walls. By mixing baking soda and water together you can form a paste that is perfect for applying to the scuffed areas.
Over time the brilliant white grouting in between your tiles can become very dirty and even attract flecks of mould. There are many products on the market that claim to bring your grout back to white, but these are often very temporary fixes. One great way to get your grouting clean again is to use baking soda and work at scrubbing the grout to remove the dirt. Mix a half and half solution of baking soda and water to form a paste that you can apply to the surface and scrub with a fine brush.
Deodorise Bad Smells
One of the worst things in a home is when you have a lingering bad smell that you can’t seem to shake. Carpets can harbour bad smells if they are not cleaned, but you don’t have to go to the trouble of buying expensive cleaning products. Baking soda is perfect for removing lingering smells from your carpets and getting them smelling fresh again. Depending on how bad the odour is, dust your carpet or rug with baking soda and leave to absorb for several hours or even overnight. Vacuum the area the next day to remove the baking soda and take the bad smell with it!
The kitchen is often an area of the home where we spend a lot of time and the surfaces often collect a lot of belongings. It is also the place where we cook food so kitchen surfaces can also harbour a lot of bacteria too. Many people will use expensive chemical cleaning products but this is unnecessary and baking soda is a great way to clean your surfaces. Dust a damp cloth with baking soda and rub this into the kitchen surfaces to remove dirt and bacteria. You might want to give the surfaces a quick wipe afterwards to remove any baking soda that might be left behind.
Baking soda is really useful around the home for cleaning and it has plenty more uses, and these are just our top 4 tips. If you are looking for other eco-friendly cleaning tips then take a look at our blog, or why not take a look at our range of cleaning products online.