12 Unexpected Uses For Baking Soda To Clean Around The House

Many of us spend lots of money stocking up on various types of cleaning products to keep the different rooms and surfaces in our home clean and sanitary.

However, you can ditch all of those cleaning products for one inexpensive ingredient: baking soda.

You can use baking soda to clean just about anything in in your home. Here are the best ways to use baking soda to get your home sparkling clean.

Scrub a Glass Cooktop

Help your glass cooktop look brand new by mixing baking soda, soap, and hydrogen peroxide. Let this mixture sit on your glass stove top for a few minutes before you scrub it down.

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Outdoor Furniture

The abrasiveness of baking soda makes it a great cleaner to scrub your outdoor furniture. You can mix some baking soda and water inside of a spray bottle and use it to spritz and wipe down your outdoor furniture.

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Iron Grime

Your iron can get pretty burnt up but you can remove that grime by scrubbing it with a little bit of baking soda mixed with vinegar.

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Unclog a Drain

You can unclog a slow-moving drain by pouring a cup of baking soda down your drain followed by a hot cup of vinegar. Wait 10 minutes and flush with a pot of boiling water.

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Cabinet Grease

Remove all the fingerprint grease from your cabinets by pouring a little bit of baking soda on a damp cloth and using it to wipe your cabinets down.

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Remove Carpet Stains

Sprinkle your stain with some baking soda to suck up any moisture. After a few minutes, you can vacuum it up. Then blot your stain with a mixture of one cup of warm water and one tablespoon of vinegar from the outside in until you soak up the entire stain.

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Oven Cleaner

Make a paste from baking soda, salt, and vinegar. Spread this mixture all over your oven and let it sit for 24 hours. You’ll want to keep your paste moist by spritzing it with water or vinegar every so often. This will loosen all the burnt food. Scrub your oven clean. Once the paste is removed, you can turn your oven on to 100 degrees for an hour. Let your oven cool and spritz with vinegar and scrub to remove any stubborn stains.

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Clean Grout

Sprinkle some baking soda on your tile grout and scrub with some warm water and bleach to clean and whiten.

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Polish Stainless Steel

Pour a little baking soda onto a soft cloth and use it to buff your stainless steel until it shines. Rinse with some water.

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Scrub Toilets

Pour one cup of vinegar onto you toilet stains, then sprinkle in 1/2 cup of baking soda mixed with 1/2 cup of borax. Let this sit for about 20 minutes before you scrub with a toilet brush and flush.

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Sanitize Your Hair Brushes

Use a scissor to cut away the hair in between your bristles and pull the hair off. Then microwave 4 cups of water in the microwave for 3 or 4 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda and place your brush in this mixtures. Use an old toothbrush to scrub your brush down. Rinse with water and let dry.

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Scrub the Fridge

Create a paste out of some baking soda and dish soap and use the paste to scrub away and stubborn stains. You’ll want to wipe the paste away with some warm water.

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Freshen your Front Loading Washing Machine

Pour half of a cup of baking soda into the detergent dispenser and run your washing machine with hot water to deodorize your washing machine and cut soap scum. This will help keep your clothes smelling fresh.

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Clean Your Slow Cooker

Your slow cooker can get pretty nasty with caked on foods. Fill your pot with water and add in 1/4 cup of baking soda. Turn on your slow cooker on high and let it sit for three to four hours. Pour the water out and sprinkle with baking soda. Scrub out the pot and rinse clean with a damp cloth.

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Clean Tarnished Silver

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Take a pan and line it with some aluminum foil. Place your silver pieces on top of the foil. Boil a pot of water and take it off the heat before you pour in some baking soda and stir. Pour this over your silver and let it sit for 10 minutes. Remove the pieces with some tongs. Dry your silver with a cloth.

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D.G. Sciortino
D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.

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