The simple plan here is to use baking soda! Yes, Baking soda helps to keep your home and kitchen clean, although you may be aware about the various benefits of baking soda in beauty regime, but it is also an excellent ingredient to be used in home and kitchen.
Besides showing some kindness to the bacterial life, you should aim to keep the surrounding clean and healthy so that it takes you away from various chronic diseases.
- Cleaning Kitchen sink
Most of the time, the kitchen sink has many stains and white patches over it. This is due to frequent use of citrus based soaps which usually leaves white patches behind. And to your surprise, kitchen sink is dirtier than your toilet seats. It is a common breeding ground for bacteria. Rinsing your sink with some baking soda can help you to keep the sink clean and germ free.
- Clean Microwave
Some baking soda on a soft sponge can help to clean the glass on the microwave oven. It never leaves any harsh smell behind, but it is always advised to wash twice with water and use a soft towel to dry.
- Freshen up the sponges
Sponges which are frequently used and settle in bathroom can help to freshen up the sponges. It also helps to kill the germ and bacteria on its surface and also keeps it smelling fresh.
- Clean marks of crayon colors or ink
You can even get rid of crayon colors on wall now! Using baking soda with a damp cloth can help to pull out the crayon and ink stains on the wall. Do not rub it harshly, gentle application will surely benefit you good results.
- Clean Wooden furniture
Baking soda can also be used to clean wooden Furniture. In rainy season, wooden furniture tends to create a favorable moist condition for termites for inhabit them. Just a little of baking soda in a damp cloth can help to clean the wooden furniture and also keep the insects at bay.
- Cleaning Baby’s cloth
Baby’s cloths should be handled with at most care as they are small souls who are more prone to infection and various disorders. Adding ½ cup of baking soda in the water can help to gently clean the cloth and also keep them smelling fresh.
- Removes odor from Carpet
I hope you are not washing your giant floor carpets everyday! Actually even if you want to you cannot wash them every day and get them ready for the next day. Just sprinkling baking powder on the carpet helps to remove the odor from it, which is usually felt after few days.
- Freshens Soft toys
You own a soft toy, right? Maintaining them clean is a big deal. If you own many of them, you would actually understand what i mean. Just flaking little of baking soda on the soft toy can help to freshen up the soft toys.
- Remove oil and grease stains
A grease stain is very harsh and does not get easily removed. Flake some baking soda on the floor and rub it vigorously with a damp cloth can help to remove the oil and grease stains from floor.
- Cleans Batteries
Baking soda can be used to neutralize battery acid corrosion on cars, mowers, etc. because it’s a mild alkali. Be sure to disconnect the battery terminals before cleaning. Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water, apply with a damp cloth to scrub corrosion from the battery terminal. After cleaning and re-connecting the terminals, wipe them with petroleum jelly to prevent future corrosion. Please be careful when working around a battery–they contain a strong acid.