Cleaning is my second favourite use for baking soda (after, you know, baking). Baking soda (also known as bicarbonate of soda) is an extremely versatile and natural cleaner. You can use it in a ton of ways around your home.
Thanks to its abrasive nature, it can help you scrub away dirt and grime. It’s also great against oils and other organic stains. As if that weren’t enough, it’s also a natural deodoriser. But let’s dig deeper into how you can use baking soda for cleaning.
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Mould is a nasty problem to have. Unfortunately, it’s exceptionally common in many London homes. The good news is that baking soda offers a simple and effective solution so you won’t have to use harsh chemicals to deal with it.
Wait, baking soda is a fungicide? Yup. On top of being a natural and safe alternative to chemical mould removers, baking soda has mild abrasive properties that can help scrub away mould and mildew. And, as I’ve already mentioned, it’s a natural deodoriser which can help get rid of musty smells.
To use baking soda for mould removal, start by mixing equal parts soda and water to create a paste. Then, apply the paste to the mouldy area and scrub gently with a scrub brush or sponge. I’d put on gloves before this step if you’re squeamish. Finally, rinse the area thoroughly with dry it completely.
But removing the mould is just half the battle. To prevent it from returning, you can also use baking soda as a natural mould inhibitor. Simply sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda over the affected area and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming it up.
By using baking soda, you can easily and safely deal with mould in your home, helping to keep it clean and healthy. However, if you’re having frequent mould issues, you may want to look into other solutions.
No matter how careful you are, spills are inevitable so you have to be prepared. To clean tea and coffee stains using baking soda, you can follow these steps:
Alternatively, you can also sprinkle baking soda directly on the stain and then scrub it with a wet sponge or cloth. It’s nothing complicated.
Note: Test this solution on an inconspicuous area to make sure it won’t damage the surface or fabric.
For tough stains, you may need to repeat the process a few times to completely remove the stain. If this doesn’t work, there are more options for coffee or tea stain removal.
Some blogs recommend trying a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar as a natural stain remover. However, this is not as good a cleaning solution as most people make it out to be.
Kitchen cupboards don’t get a lot of love. There’s plenty that can go wrong in an average cooking session and they get the short end of the stick. To top it off, we don’t like cleaning them too often, so the situation can get bad, fast.
If it’s been a while since the last time you’ve cleaned your cupboards, here’s what you can do:
Note: Don’t do this if you have wooden cupboards. There are other solutions for that. Test the mixture on an incospicuous area before you proceed.
If you want to know more about cleaning your kitchen cupboards, here’s a more detailed guide.
Baking soda is one of the crucial ingredients for cleaning your ceramic hob in an easy, cost-effective, and natural way. If you’re looking for a powerful tool to help you out, you’ve found it. Here’s a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to clean your ceramic hob.
Note: Don’t use baking soda for ceramic hob cleaning on its own. You will scratch your hob.
There are different ways to use baking for silver cleaning. Here’s the most popular one:
For tougher tarnish, you may need to soak the silver for longer or use a stronger solution of baking soda and water. If this doesn’t work, there are other options for cleaning your silver you can try.
To clean your microwave using baking soda, you can follow these steps:
For tougher stains or odours, you can try using a stronger solution of baking soda and water or adding a few drops of lemon juice to the mixture for extra cleaning power.
If this doesn’t work, there are other ways you can clean your microwave without breaking the bank.
You can use baking soda to clean your stainless steel sink. Here’s how:
To unclog your sink using baking soda, you can follow these steps:
Simple, easy, and eco-friendly.
To scrub the shower using baking soda, you can follow these steps:
For tougher stains or areas of built-up grime, you can try using a mixture of baking soda and water to create a paste. Apply the paste to the affected areas and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing and rinsing as usual.
To deodorise your cutting boards using baking soda, you can follow these steps:
For cutting boards with particularly strong odours, you can try soaking the board in a solution of baking soda and water for a few hours before rinsing and drying.
Cleaning your china with baking soda is really easy. Simply follow these steps:
This should work especially well for coffee and tea stains.
Baking soda is a natural and effective cleaning agent. It can be used in a variety of ways to keep your home sparkling clean. Whether you’re looking to remove mould, clean tea and coffee stains, freshen up kitchen cupboards, and more, baking soda’s got you covered.
With its gentle abrasive properties and natural deodorising power, it’s a versatile and eco-friendly choice for all your cleaning needs. So the next time you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get your home sparkling clean, reach for some baking soda and see the magic for yourself. And of course, as always, if you need a hand, we’re never more than a phone call away.
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