Baking soda is probably one of the most flexible substances available in the average home. It can do a lot of things, including making it so much easier to clean all sorts of things. From clogged drains to times when you don’t want to call carpet cleaners Perth, there are many ways to use baking soda.
Here are some of the best options available. More often than not, these situations require toxic or otherwise harmful chemicals, so baking soda is a healthier choice here.
For a clogged drain, grab a cup of white vinegar to go with the baking soda.
You’ll want to pour the soda down first, and then the vinegar. Plug the drain and let things work for about fifteen to twenty minutes. The chemical reaction will break down the clog over this period, as long as the reaction is contained.
If the issue isn’t fixed, that’s no problem. You can rinse and repeat as needed. You won’t even leave any residue that might be problematic for a plumber.
If you want to clean up your carpeting and rugs, baking soda can also help.
What you want to do is sprinkle it over the surface of the carpet and leave it for a bit. After a while, vacuum it up. Alternately, you can scrub out stains using a mix of baking soda and water. This trick is also useful for cleaning up mattresses.
Be sure to vacuum afterwards, because the powder might linger.
Tiles, linoleum, and counters can also be cleaned with the soda. Just water and baking soda mixed into a paste can be used to scrub all sorts of things. While it can’t clean everything, most of the time you won’t need any harsher chemicals.
Are your oven and fridge in desperate need of removing all sorts of gunk? Admit it, you’ve let more than a bit of grime build up there over the years.
A useful method is to make a paste of baking soda and water once again. Spread it out over the interior areas, or wherever the gunk is. Let that sit overnight, or for a 12-hour period. Once done, scrape off the dried paste, taking the residue with it. What’s left can be wiped with a rag.
Linens are also easy to clean with this substance. Just mix it with lemon juice on a white towel. The mix works by being a mild bleaching agent, whitening linens.