8. Coffee and tea stains
If you always drink your coffee from the same mug, you’re probably familiar with the problem of coffee-coloured stains that are left behind in the mug. You can easily remove these stains by making a paste out of water and baking soda and rubbing this onto the stains before rinsing them.
9. Cleaning the sink
A lot of people forget to clean their sink on a regular basis, even though it doesn’t take that much time or effort. Clean your sink and prevent your drain from clogging by sprinkling some baking soda into the sink and the drain. Next, pour hot water over the soda.
10. Dog or cat bed
It’s so cute to see your dog or cat get comfortable on their favourite pillow or bed, but at some point, the pet bed starts to become a little smelly. If that’s the case, sprinkle some baking soda onto the bed and let it sit there for 15 minutes. Afterwards, vacuum it up with your vacuum cleaner.
11. Chalk stains
Did your kids get creative and is the table and even the walls now covered in chalk stains? No need to panic. Wetten a sponge and dab it into some baking soda. Use this sponge to scrub the stains with and they’ll be gone in no time.
12. Smelly shoes
Have your shoes or trainers become a little stinky? You can easily refresh them by sprinkling some baking soda into them. Let this sit overnight and then shake the soda from your shoes.
Did you cut yourself and have you now got a bloodstain in your clothes? Try rinsing off the stain as best as you can with some cold water right away. Then put the item of clothing in a dishpan or bucket of water and add a couple of tablespoons of baking soda. Let this soak for a couple of hours and then wash the clothes in the washing machine like you normally would.
14. Cutting board
We use our cutting board every day and regularly cut onions or garlic on it. This smell can really get itself into your cutting board, though. Get rid of the smell by sprinkling baking soda onto the board and then scrubbing at this with half a lemon. Wash it afterwards and your cutting board will be as good as new.
15. Refreshing your mattress
It’s impossible to actually wash your mattress, but luckily you can refresh it. Sprinkle some baking soda onto your mattress and let this sit for a couple of hours. Then, vacuum up the soda with the vacuum cleaner.
16. Keep your flowers pretty for longer
Okay, this might not be a cleaning tip, but it’s a good trick to know about. When you’ve bought or received a beautiful bouquet of flowers, you want them to stay pretty for as long as possible. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water you put your flowers in and they will last much longer.
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