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10 ways to clean with baking soda

By Kirstine Pedersen

Updated: July 4th, 2018

Put down the bleach; here are ten ways to use baking soda for cleaning.

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Baking soda is a product you’re guaranteed to find in any kitchen, as it’s often used for cooking. But did you know that there’s plenty of other uses for this natural mineral? For instance, baking soda is great for London home cleaning purposes and medicinal purposes.

Odours

Animals
As any pet owner knows, cleaning your pet regularly can be a difficult and messy task. To keep your pet smelling fresh between washes, try sprinkling baking soda on a wet dog and brushing it out to reduce odour. You can also add baking soda to kitty litter to get rid of odours in a flash.

Carpet and rugs
Got a musty smelling carpet or rug that you don’t have time to wash or dry clean? Dust a little bit of baking soda on top and leave for 15 minutes. Give it a vacuum after and repeat if the smell hasn’t gone away.

Kid’s items

Baby furniture
Harsh chemicals should always be kept away from the baby’s room. However, you can use 2 tbsp of baking soda mixed into 200ml water to wash the bassinet, changing table and other items safely.

Toys
As illnesses spread so easily amongst children, cleaning toys after play dates is a must to kill any lingering bacteria. To do this, place a 2 tbsp baking soda into a half-filled bucket of warm water. Place the toys in the bucket for 10 minutes, and then rinse with clean water and leave to dry.

Toys on the carpet

Laundry

Fabric softener
To make your towels all soft and fluffy, simply add 4 tbsp baking soda to the rinse cycle.

Boost bleach
Using too much bleach can have a negative impact on your health and the environment. By combining baking soda with bleach, you can cut down your bleach usage and be more environmentally friendly. Just add 2 tbsp of baking soda for each 100ml of bleach used.

Outdoors

Furniture
With outside furniture exposed to the weather, a quick wipe down with a  cup of baking soda and some warm water can be really effective for cleaning furniture. Just don’t forget to rinse thoroughly with clean water after, and leave in a sunny spot to dry

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