• July 19, 2024

Top 8 ways to use baking soda around your home – transform kitchens and bathrooms for £1

1. In laundry

According to Deyan Dimitrov, CEO of Laundryheap, baking soda can be used in laundry to help “brighten and clean clothing”, particularly white garments.

What’s more, it can also help to tackle stubborn stains and can be used as a soaking agent before putting the clothing in the washing machine.

2. Descaling

Baking soda is a fantastic way to remove limescale from appliances such as kettles without the need for any scrubbing.

Add some into the kettle with water before bringing it to the boil and letting it cool down completely.

The limescale should be visible in the water and doing this job regularly will help to prevent any build up.

3. Mattresses

According to an expert, baking soda will help to break down any moisture or odour on mattresses and can simply be vacuumed up after it has been left to work.

Jonathan Warren, director of bed specialist Time4Sleep, said: “Remove your bed linen and vacuum the surface of your mattress to get rid of any dirt or debris.

“For a real deep clean, sprinkle baking soda over your mattress and leave it for up to 24 hours before vacuuming again. This will act as a deodoriser and will help to get rid of any long-lasting smells”.

4. Ovens

Baking soda is a great way to clean oven doors as it is a gentle abrasive, meaning it is strong enough to tackle stains but gentle enough to not scratch them.

Simply sprinkle some product onto the doors before scrubbing it with a damp cloth and wiping it dry.

5. Fridges

If you notice bad smells coming from the fridge, freezer or microwave, simply add some baking soda to a small dish and let it do its job.

Britons should notice a fresher smell within one to three days, but the baking soda should be replaced every few weeks to keep it fresh.

6. Tackling condensation

Baking soda can be used to tackle humidity in a room, especially those which suffer from window condensation.

Fill a small bowl and place it on the window sill. Over time, you will notice the baking soda will harden as it absorbs moisture from the room.

7. Cleaning pet beds

Pet beds need to be cleaned regularly to keep them smelling fresh so sprinkle some baking soda over the bed before vacuuming it up.

If you wish to tackle germs and bacteria, simply mix some baking soda with white vinegar in a spray bottle.

8. Grout

To clean grout using the eco-friendly product, mix it with some water to create a cleaning paste.

Next, liberally add it to the affected grout, letting it sit for 20 minutes before taking an old toothbrush and scrubbing it into the grout and rinsing it off.

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