Baking soda is so useful for almost any cleaning task around the house. It is an indispensable staple in my home. So much so that I buy it in large containers at my local bulk store. It can replace the average chemical cleaner, scrubber or deodorizer. It is safe for your family, the environment and it is effective.
Inexpensive laundry booster – To boost your laundry detergents cleaning power add ½ cups to a load of laundry for cleaner clothes.
Deodorize shoes – Is there a household member, or your own, smelly shoes you can’t even stand to be near? Shake baking soda into shoes and let sit over night. Take them outside and shake out the excess baking soda.
Purse – No telling what goes into your purse, especially if you are a mom. When you clean out your purse dust some baking soda on the bottom and then close the purse (if possible.) Dump out the next day or in about an hour, if you do not have all night.
Gym bag – Pour some baking soda in an old foot of a nylon pantyhose, tie it up and place it in the gym bag to keep with your gym supplies and help deodorize everyday.
Closets and small laundry rooms – Place a small open container of baking soda in the corner of the room and it will help absorb odors and keep the room fresh.
Remove marks from furniture – Crayons, scuffs and other marks can safely be removed by applying a small amount of baking soda to the mark or directly to a damp sponge. Rub gently with the damp sponge. Wipe excess off with a dry towel.
Carpet – Daily life of going in and out of the house can cause carpet odors. Dust baking soda over the carpeted area. Make sure to let it sit at least 20 and then vacuum the carpet.
Clean your hands – Some messes are hard to get off your hands, like paint and dirt. Next time sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on your hands and then scrub them lightly.
Freshen your couch – Dust baking soda all over you couch, let sit for a minimum of 20 minutes and then vacuum it up. It will help eliminate all those odors that have built up over time.
Clean walls – Whether you have kids or pets, or it’s just you, dirt seems to find its way onto walls. Thankfully, all you need is baking soda to get them clean. Apply baking soda onto a damp sponge and rub the walls clean. Go over them with a clean damp sponge to remove any excess baking soda streaks.
For more useful baking soda uses try:
8 Uses for Baking Soda outside your Home
8 Baking soda Uses for Pet Messes and Odors
10 Uses for Baking Soda in your Daily Beauty Routine
13 Uses for Baking Soda in your Kitchen