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Cleaning is my second favourite use for baking soda (after, you know, baking). Baking soda (also known as bicarbonate of soda) is a versatile and natural cleaning agent that can be used in a variety of ways around your home. It’s a mild abrasive, so it can help you scrub away dirt and grime, and it is also a natural deodorizer. But let’s dig deeper into how you can use baking soda for cleaning.

In this article:

  • Baking soda is a simple and effective way to deal with mould in your home
  • Using baking soda to remove tea and coffee stains
  • Using baking soda to remove grime and odours from kitchen cupboards
  • You can use bicarbonate soda to clean your ceramic hob
  • Make your silver sparkle again
  • The natural way to clean your microwave with baking soda
  • Baking soda for a clean and shiny stainless steel sink
  • Using baking soda for a sparkling clean shower
  • Deodorise your cutting boards
  • Restore the lustre of your china
  • Conclusion

Baking soda is a simple and effective way to deal with mould in your home

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. As if that weren’t enough, it’s also a natural deodoriser that 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.

Using baking soda to remove tea and coffee stains

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:

  1. Start by mixing equal parts baking soda and water to create a paste.
  2. Apply the paste to the stain and let it sit for a few minutes to allow it to work its magic.
  3. Scrub the stain gently with a scrub brush or sponge.
  4. Rinse the area thoroughly with water and dry completely.

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.

Using baking soda to remove grime and odours from kitchen cupboards

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:

  1. Start by removing all items from the cupboards and wiping down the surfaces with a damp cloth to remove any loose dirt or debris.
  2. Mix a solution of equal parts water and baking soda to create a paste.
  3. Use a sponge or scrub brush to apply the paste to the cupboards, scrubbing in a circular motion to lift dirt and grime.
  4. Rinse the cupboards with a damp cloth until the mixture is gone and then dry out the surface with a dry, clean cloth.

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.

You can use bicarbonate soda to clean your ceramic hob

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.

Make your silver sparkle again

There are different ways to use baking for silver cleaning. Here’s the most popular one:

  1. Mix a solution of 2 cups of warm water and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
  2. Place the silver items in the solution and let them soak for a few minutes.
  3. Use a soft cloth or sponge to gently scrub the silver, paying extra attention to any areas with tarnish or discoloration.
  4. Rinse the silver thoroughly and dry it with a clean cloth.

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.

The natural way to clean your microwave with baking soda

To clean your microwave using baking soda, you can follow these steps:

  1. Unplug your microwave.
  2. Remove any large pieces of food or debris from the microwave.
  3. Mix a solution of equal parts water and baking soda in a small bowl.
  4. Dip a sponge or cloth in the solution and use it to wipe down the inside of the microwave, including the walls, ceiling, and turntable.
  5. Rinse the sponge or cloth and use it to wipe down the microwave a second time, removing any remaining dirt or grime.
  6. Dry the inside of the microwave with a clean cloth.

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.

Baking soda for a clean and shiny stainless steel sink

You can use baking soda to clean your stainless steel sink. Here’s how:

  1. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the surface of the sink.
  2. Use a damp sponge or cloth to scrub the sink, working the baking soda into a lather.
  3. Rinse the sink thoroughly with water and dry with a clean cloth.

To unclog your sink using baking soda, you can follow these steps:

  1. Start by pouring a pot of boiling water down the drain to help loosen any debris that may be causing the clog.
  2. Next, pour some baking soda into the drain.
  3. Pour white vinegar after the soda and wait for the fizzing to stop.
  4. Pour another pot of boiling water down the drain to help flush out any remaining debris.

Simple, easy, and eco-friendly.

Using baking soda for a sparkling clean shower

To scrub the shower using baking soda, you can follow these steps:

  1. Start by wiping down the shower walls and floor with a damp cloth to remove any loose dirt or debris.
  2. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the surfaces of the shower.
  3. Use a scrub brush or sponge to scrub the shower, working the baking soda into a lather. Pay extra attention to areas with soap scum or hard water stains.
  4. Rinse the shower thoroughly with water and dry with a clean towel.

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.

Deodorise your cutting boards

To deodorise your cutting boards using baking soda, you can follow these steps:

  1. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the surface of the cutting board.
  2. Use a damp sponge or cloth to scrub the baking soda into the cutting board’s surface.
  3. Rinse the cutting board thoroughly with water and dry it with a clean cloth.

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.

Restore the lustre of your china

Cleaning your china with baking soda is really easy. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Mix a solution of 2 cups of warm water, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and a few drops of dish soap.
  2. Dip a soft cloth or sponge in the solution and use it to gently scrub the china, paying extra attention to any areas with stains or discoloration.
  3. Rinse the china thoroughly with warm water and dry with a clean cloth.

This should work especially well for coffee and tea stains. 

Conclusion

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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Author: Atanas Dzhingarov

Hi, I’m Atanas - brand consultant and writer. I’m helping Samyx Cleaning create the best cleaning company blog on the Internet. Join us on our journey and learn how to live a cleaner, healthier, happier life in the process.