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Spa Day for Your Home: Elevate Your Cleaning Routine with These Baking Soda Hacks!

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Got a big clean-up you’ve been putting off all this time but can’t anymore? Good news! We’ve got some baking soda tricks that’ll make it way easier, so you can enjoy your day off without all that dreaded hard work. So, why wait? Let’s get started! 

Rinse Produce

Fresh produce, straight from the market, would require a gentle scrubbing ritual. Baking soda on a damp sponge and your fruits and veggies are ready to rumble. Cleanse away the market remnants and enjoy your fresh, vibrant produce.

Soak Roasting Pan 

Cookware—weary from those countless roast meals—may find rejuvenation in a simple ritual. Wet, sprinkle, soak and wait to see the shine return to your kitchen tools. This simple ritual once over in two weeks might also guarantee a long life for your utensils. 

Scrub Nonstick Pans

Nonstick pans would also get a revitalizing treatment with boiling water, utensil bleach, and baking soda. It’s the ultimate spa session that removes the stubborn stains that nothing else seems to work on. A touch of cooking oil for re-seasoning, and they’re ready to go.

Spray on Stovetop

Your stovetop deserves more than a routine wipe-down. Baking soda mixed with hydrogen peroxide might be best way to ensure that you’re not merely scrubbing but actually dispelling the residue for a clean finish. If you want it really shine, use paper towels to wipe down the surface!

Wipe Countertop

Countertops typically require a cleaning routine that’s effective but gentle. Baking soda—with its minimal abrasiveness—becomes the most effective treatment for your countertops. You can even add a dash of cream surface cleaner and let it sit for some time before you wipe away for a polished finish!

Erase Tough Stains

Stains on kitchen items are no surprise to anyone but especially to those who love a good meal prep. How many times have you looked at your kitchen after that hour long prep for a hot meal? If it looks like a tornado hit your countertop and utensils, don’t worry. Baking soda and water will come to the rescue. Simply soak your stained utensils before you set the table. Once you’re done, rinse the utensils as you usually do! 

Unclog Drains

Anyone who’s spent a day in the kitchen will tell you that it’s the clogged drains that are the real villains. But, not villainy enough for baking soda and vinegar which—when join forces—create a bubbling elixir that fizzles and pores right through the clogs to make way for other agents to then wash through the drain. It’s like a mini science experiment with a practical twist to dispel clogs that will leave you feeling relieved! 

Exfoliate Enamel Cookware

Enamel cookware—prone to scratches while cleaning—would benefit from a baking soda and water paste that you can either put directly on the surface or use in small amounts with the soft side of your scrub. It’s the ultimate gentle exfoliation that leaves your cookware looking and feeling shiny again. Try this hack every two weeks to maintain the shine! 

Cleanse Kettle

The kettle—your loyal companion for those uncountable daily tea moments—deserves its own moment of refreshment. While you may not want to scrub the insides of the kettle, you can simply boil water and baking soda to ensure a thorough clean-up. Boil, rinse thoroughly, and let the comforting warmth of cleanliness linger. You may try hack this every few days if you drink tea often! 

Fight Fridge Odor

The fridge stores a number of food items and keeps them fresh for days. But have you ever forgotten to check if these items have been inside a tad too long and opened the door only to suffer from an odor like no other? But here’s what you didn’t know! If you place an open box of baking soda inside, that stubborn odor will disappear in no time.

Scour Bottle Bottom

Narrow-mouthed vessels, like bottles or oil containers, are often really difficult to clean with a sponge and soap. Put too much soap and you’ll have residue in your utensils. Put too little and they smell a little funky. Where is the right balance? It’s simple baking soda and hot water, poured right into the container. Shake the container after pouring the hot water in to ensure good coverage. Leave it in for some time and rinse as usual! 

Wipe Chrome Faucet

Faucet stains are an evil like no other. Not only are they stubborn, they return as quickly as they are removed. But here is a hack that will settle the score, possibly forever—a concoction of baking soda mixed with your favorite cleaning liquid! Add baking soda to the liquid detergent and give your faucet a good wipe. Let it sit for some time before scrubbing gently and rinsing away. And, behold! Shiny shiny! 

Grapefruit and Baking Soda Combo for Tubs

For those of us who enjoy a little aromatherapy in our showers, this will be a fun combination to try out. Grapefruit, when combined with baking soda, makes for a citrusy cleaning concoction. A fruity punch for your bathroom cleaning routine? Who knew!  

Dispel Lime Deposits

Lime deposits can be pretty stubborn to get off. But, they are not stubborn enough for the dynamic duo of baking soda and vinegar. This combination is your ultimate ally in the fight against the lime stain tyranny. Once mixed, let the combination sit on the surface before you give it a much-needed scrub. Once done, rinse with water and voila! You have the polish you were hoping for! 

Remove Grout

Grout—often ignored until it becomes a problem—can be tough to remove once it’s stuck on your floors. But don’t worry, there’s a solution. For stubborn grout, you can use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Once you scrub the floor and wash away with clean water, the stains will be removed without damaging the shine of your tiles. 

Wipe Shower Head

The showerhead is perhaps the most overlooked part of our bathroom cleaning regimens. But it may be a good time to start with a routine that makes your shower feels a lot more refreshing. You know how sometimes deposits form around the stream outlet. Annoying, right? Here’s what you can do to get rid of them without scrubbing till you sweat. Mix baking soda and vinegar and leave the concoction to soak for a bit before you rinse. For an added shine and aroma, you can add grapefruit to this blend too! 

Wash Shower Curtain Stains Away

Cleaning shower curtains might be tedious but it’s worth it! This hack will also make it incredibly easy for you to ensure the kind of clean-up you want but without that extra tough scrub. Add baking soda to your laundry detergent and apply it to the shower liner where residue has built up. Scrub lightly and then soak it for some time. Wash it with plain water and voila, enjoy the clean curtain! 

Polish Toilet Seat

The toilet is perhaps the most deserving of the thorough cleaning ritual than any other part of the bathroom. But it isn’t always easy to get that deep clean that you want. Worry not! Baking soda mixed with hydrogen peroxide will do the trick. Apply the mixture to the seat and let it sit before scrubbing it to a polished finish. Repeat this twice in four weeks and you’re good to go! 

Remove Grease Stain

Grease stains are probably the worst things to deal with in the kitchen. These stubborn marks will have you scrubbing away only to disappoint you even more when you see the end result. But there is a potent mixture that will work wonders. Take some hot water and add ammonia, white vinegar, and baking soda to make a powerful concoction for battles against the toughest stains. Thank us later! 

Trash Can Clean-up

Trash cans may not require a lot of maintenance but they sure need a weekly refresh to ensure there are no funny smells wafting through the house. It is as simple as adding a dash of baking soda to the insides of the can and washing them through with water. 

And with that, you have it, folks! Add baking soda in your arsenal and cleaning your home might just become a breeze. Embrace the power of this humble kitchen staple and let your shine with minimal effort!

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