Clean your Home with Baking Soda, Easy Cleaning Tips Using Baking Soda

Throughout your home it is very common to face various cleaning tasks like removing stains, clogs, dirt, oil etc. Reaching in the kitchen cupboard, for your box of baking soda, is the first step to a natural fresh clean in your home. Use baking soda in your weekly cleaning and save money, time, and energy. Presenting before you few tips for using baking soda in every room of your home for a great clean. Baking soda will help promote a clean home that you can be proud of while fighting the endless battle against dirt, grease, grime and smells.

Dirt and grease
Get rid of heavy dirt and grease around your home by using a damp cloth sprinkled with baking soda.
Air freshener
Make your own air freshener by mixing one cup of baking soda and three drops of your favorite oil scent in a bowl and put this in a vase and place it on a bookcase or shelf. Your room will have a fresh scent.
Bath tub
Make a thick paste of baking soda and vinegar to clean out your bath tub from grease, body oils and soap scum.
Cedar chests
If you hate the smell of your personal items when they are stored in the cedar chest then sprinkle a little baking soda on the bottom of your cedar chest and then simply place papers over the baking soda so that it doesn’t get on your personal items. The baking soda will absorb the smell. You could even just keep a box of baking soda in the cedar chest to cut the smells.
Clean jewelry
Use a paste of baking soda and peroxide to rinse dirt off from your jewelry.
To freshen your carpets, mix up a half-cup of cornstarch, and a half-cup of baking soda. Sprinkle this over your carpets and let it sit over night. Vacuum up the next morning and you will notice all the odors are gone!
For drains in your bathroom, kitchen, pouring about a cup of baking soda down each before you go away on a holiday will keep your traps and your drains fresh smelling.
Battery acid
When a battery explodes in storage or in a piece of equipment or in a toy, you can neutralize the acid by sprinkling baking soda over the exploded and exposed acid.
Tub and shower doors
You can make a paste of one cup of baking soda and a half-cup of vinegar to clean your tub and your shower doors.
Tiles and grout
Make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Use a toothbrush to use this mixture and scrub tile and grout through out your home.
Sink cleaning
You can clean out your sink using a half-cup of baking soda, a cup of vinegar and a cup of water.
Sprinkle baking soda on your mattresses before putting your sheets on your bed after flipping your mattress to get rid of any musty smells.
Shower curtains
You can wash your shower curtain in the washer adding a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar to neutralize and deodorize at the same time.
Toilet pan
You can make a paste (a thick paste) of baking soda and vinegar to scrub the inside of your toilet to clean while you are freshening it.
Toilet seat
You can clean your toilet seat and the exterior of the toilet by sprinkling a little baking soda on your soft cloth, scrubbing the porcelain, and then wiping clean with another damp rag.
Linen closet
You can keep a sachet or an open box of baking powder in your linen closet in the bathroom or in the hallway to keep moisture from starting while freshening at the same time.
Fish tanks
To clean your fish tank, make a thick paste of baking soda and vinegar and rub with a clean cloth. The hard water stains, fish stains, and the fish smell will be gone with just a few rubs.
You can clean your windows by sprinkling baking soda on th window and washing with a wet clot with hot water will leave your window clean and shiny.
Clean aluminum
You can clean aluminum that is really dirty by mixing half-cup of lemon juice and a quarter cup of baking soda. Rubbing this mixture on your aluminum will break up any stains leaving your aluminum fixtures, doors, and windows looking bright.
You can clean your window screens using a gallon of hot water and two cups of baking soda. Sponging on this mixture will leave your screen clean and dust free.
Ink marks
You can remove ink from on your flooring by using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Rubbing the ink stain gently with an old toothbrush the ink will come up.
Polish brass
You can polish your brass plated or your brass items by making a paste of two tablespoons of flour, one tablespoon of salt, one tablespoon of baking soda and enough vinegar to make a thick paste. Rub this mixture on with a soft cloth, leave it dry and then polish with a clean cloth for a great shine.
Polish silver
To polish your silver plated items, use a thin mixture of baking soda, salt and water to buff your silver for a great shine.
Fresher shoes
Freshen your shoes by sprinkling baking powder on the insoles.
All purpose cleaner
Make an all purpose cleaner that you can use all through your home. Use a quart of water, add four teaspoons of baking soda, half cup of vinegar and keep this in a spray bottle. You can wipe your counters, windowsills, and even floors for a clean that cuts through dirt, grime, dust and spills.
Add a little baking soda to the bottom of your cup where the toothbrushes are kept to keep mold from growing and to absorb moisture.
Toilet freshener
You can keep your toilet smelling fresh by using a cup of baking soda in your toilets and let it sit overnight. This cuts smells while loosening dirt at the same time.
Crayon marks
You can clean crayon marks off your floor with a thin baking soda and water mixture rubbing gently on the area.
You can clean your computer keyboard or your typewriter keys using a thin paste of vinegar and baking soda. This cleans dirt and grease from your hands fast.