16 things you can clean using baking soda

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Baking soda really is a miracle product

Baking soda is one of those products you should always have at home. Not only can you use it regularly in baked goods; it’s also a very versatile cleaning product. Did you know, for example, that you can use it for all of these things?

It’s very effective!

1. Tupperware

When you’ve got food leftover from dinner, it’s very handy to store it in some Tupperware or another type of plastic container. Unfortunately, the smell or stains of the food often gets left behind even after you’ve washed the container. Luckily, there’s an easy way to get your Tupperware back to normal. Fill the container with warm water and two tablespoons of baking soda. Let this sit for a while and then wash the container like you normally would or put it in the dishwasher.

2. Mould in bathroom

Have you got mould in your bathroom? Make a paste of some baking soda and a little bit of water. Rub this onto the mouldy spots using an old toothbrush. Let this sit and soak for a little while and then rub it off with a scouring sponge. Rinse with water and dry it with a tea towel. The mould will be gone. It’s as easy as that!

3. Smell of smoke

Have you had a barbecue or a party and do your clothes now smell of smoke? It can be difficult to get rid of this smell, even after washing the clothes. Sprinkle a little baking soda over the clothes and let this sit overnight. The next day, shake off the soda and then wash the clothes like you normally would.

4. Freshen up your fridge

Does your fridge emit a bit of an unpleasant smell? Place a small bowl of baking soda inside. The soda absorbs and neutralises nasty smells. Replace the soda about once a month.

5. Cleaning the toilet

You know that baking soda that’s been inside your fridge for a month? Don’t throw it out right away. Pour it into your toilet and then add a generous dash of vinegar. Let this foam and fizz for about ten minutes and then clean the toilet with a toilet brush.

6. Trashcan

We already told you that baking soda absorbs nasty smells, which makes it the ideal product to help against a smelly trashcan. Sprinkle some baking soda onto the bottom of your trashcan and you won’t have to deal with nasty smells as much.

7. Clean fruit

Sometimes there’s a kind of film around the fruit you’ve bought in the supermarket. Remove this coating by mixing some water with a bit of baking soda and clean your fruit with this.

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