How To Clean With Baking Soda

Cleaning the house can be quite a chore, especially if you have sensitive skin. To save yourself from the pain of a potential allergic reaction, use baking soda instead. Not only is it non-toxic, it’s a fairly cheap solution and will cause no harm.

Clean out your oven

If you’re an avid cook, it’s inevitable that your oven will get dirty over time. From oil splatters to stains and overflow spills, you’ll have your work cut out for you. Make a spreadable thick paste with some baking soda and cover the insides of your oven with it. After a night, wipe it clean, then spray on some vinegar.

Remove that stench from your fridge

Baking soda is known to absorb foul smells. Put out an open container of it in the compartment of your fridge that smells bad. It’s recommended that you replace it every three months, but do it sooner if you think it’s lost its potency. You can also use the same trick for your garbage disposal, and even for your sink.

Wash wax from fresh fruit

Fruit is healthy, but not if you eat all the wax that comes with it. To combat this, wash your fruit in a solution of baking soda and lemon juice, diluted in a large pan of water. Allow your fruit to soak in it for a little bit before draining them out and drying. Now you’ll be able to eat the entire fruit, including the skin, which is often times the most nutritious part!

Freshen up your kitchen sponges

The kitchen sponge is a gnarly hotbed of activity for germs and bacteria, so you’ll need to clean it even between replacements. Soak your sponge in a solution of hot water and baking soda for a few minutes, then squeeze out and leave to dry.

Polish some silverware

Combine baking soda with some salt in a disposable aluminium tray. Pour in some vinegar, then add enough boiling water to fill. Put in the silverware that needs polishing, making sure all of it touches the aluminium tray. This will transfer the stains from your silverware to the aluminium. Polish and buff off the silverware afterwards and they’ll look good as new!



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