5 Surprising Things You Can Clean With Baking Soda and Vinegar

by Simplify

Hello to all you home cleaning enthusiasts, DIYers, and vinegar lovers out there! Have you ever wondered about the magic of baking soda and vinegar when it comes to cleaning? If you've been underestimating these household staples, then you're in for a sparkling surprise.

In this two-part blog post, we are going to unravel the astonishing cleaning powers of two humble household items: baking soda and vinegar. Grab your notepad, because here come the first 5 things you can clean with baking soda and vinegar that will leave your home gleaming and smelling ultra-fresh!

(If you like these tips, make sure to read Simplify's follow-up post here.)

1. Unclog Your Drains

Forget about hazardous chemicals and welcome this dynamic duo. Pour half a cup of baking soda into your clogged drain, followed by half a cup of vinegar. Wait for the bubbling (aka magic) to occur, then after 15-20 minutes, rinse with hot water. Voila! A clear drain and a very happy you.

Who knew that baking soda and vinegar clean a drain crazy well?

2. Sparkling Silverware

Tarnished silverware got you down? Mix one-part water with three-parts baking soda to create a paste. Apply it with a clean cloth, and once dry, rinse off and polish with a soft cloth. You'll be dining like royalty in no time.

3. De-Stink Your Fridge

Ever go "yuck!" as you open the fridge? It happens. To fight bad smells, combine equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle, then spritz the inside of your fridge. Follow this with a sprinkle of baking soda on a damp sponge for scrubbing. Fridge stink, be gone!

Baking soda and vinegar will help you fight that bad fridge smell.

4. Clean the Coffee Maker

Flush out mineral build-up in your coffee machine by filling the reservoir with equal parts vinegar and water and running a brewing cycle. Rinse thoroughly by running a few cycles with just water. Your morning joe will thank you.

5. Revive Laundry

Brighten your whites and colors by adding half a cup of baking soda alongside your regular laundry detergent. For added freshness, mix in a cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle. This combination also acts as a fabric softener. Double win!

Good to know! Vinegar and baking soda make your laundry pristinely clean and soft.

What's next?

And there you have it! Next time you're gearing up for a cleaning spree, remember these ten ways you can employ baking soda and vinegar. Your home will not only be sparkling clean but you'll also reduce the number of harsh chemicals used in your cleaning routine. Don't forget to read the second part of this series to get the most out of vinegar and baking soda for your home!

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