Do you ever feel like you are constantly cleaning the house, and in turn, constantly buying a bunch of cleaning products? Well, something you already have in your pantry can save you a lot of your precious time and hard-earned money. Baking soda can be used for cleaning a bunch of different things, from revamping a dingy load of towels to deodorizing the carpet.
Here are 10 ways you can use baking soda in every room in the house:
Deodorize the rug. Sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on the carpet, wait at least 15 minutes (though it’s best to let it sit overnight), and then vacuum it up. The longer the baking soda sits, the better.
Get the grill ready for summer. Keep your grill looking clean and pristine. Just put some baking soda on a damp brush, scrub the grate, and rinse.
Brighten your whites. Add one cup of baking soda to your next laundry load.
Clean the coffeemaker. Run an empty cycle with baking soda. (You can also clean the dishwasher this way!)
Ease the pain of a bug bite. Mix baking soda with water and apply to the affected area. This works for sunburn and poison ivy, too.
Get rid of pesky weeds. Sprinkle baking soda into the cracks in your walkways and driveway.
Remove crayon marks from the wall. Have your kids coated the wall in artwork? Pour a little bit of baking soda onto a damp sponge and scrub lightly. The crayon marks should slowly disappear.
De-clog the drain. Dump a ½ cup of baking soda, followed by ½ of vinegar, down the drain. Cover with a damp cloth, wait five minutes, and flush with hot water.
Get rid of tarnish. Sterling silver doesn’t stay shiny forever. Get rid of tarnish by making a paste made with baking soda and water. Apply it to your dull jewels with a lint-free cloth and rinse.
Wash produce. Baking soda mixed with water can remove dirt and that gross waxy coating that comes on produce from the grocery store.