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Practical Uses for Baking Soda at Home

April 25, 2016

Practical Uses for Baking Soda at Home

Baking soda is best known as a major ingredient for baking bread and cakes. However, there are many more uses for baking soda that just cooking. In fact, you can use baking soda in a variety of unexpected ways around the house.

Here are some practical uses of baking soda to try in your home:

  • A cup of baking soda can help make your clothes cleaner during laundry.
  • A small sprinkle of baking soda around your toilet bowl can help clean off the grime that makes it look dirty. It also eliminates odor.
  • If you have trouble removing grease from your pots and pans, mix some baking with your dish soap and apply it to the grease. You will be amazed at how much easier it is to scrub away the grease.
  • Keep pests away from your food and your pets’ food bowls. It is a natural deterrent to insects like ants.
  • Does your drain stink? Create a baking soda-vinegar mixture, pour it down the drain, leave it for a few minutes, and then wash it down with boiling water.
  • Sprinkle some baking soda on your rugs or carpets. Leave for a few minutes before vacuuming. It will freshen them up.
  • Use baking soda to keep your microwave oven clean. Sprinkle a bit of baking soda on a damp cloth to clean it.
  • Baking soda can keep your refrigerator fresh. Smelly odors in the refrigerator can affect other foods inside. Place a cup of baking soda inside your refrigerator or open a box and put it at the back of your refrigerator to deodorize it.
  • Use baking soda to clean your tile floors. Add some baking soda with water and use it instead of chemical cleaners to wash your tile.
  • Clean crayon marks off the wall. Just dab a damp cloth with baking soda on the stained wall, and the crayons will easily wash off.

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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