4 Amazing Baking Soda Hacks For Cleaning Your Home
Everyone knows that baking soda is a useful product to have at home, but are you really using it to the fullest? Today I want to share four amazing baking soda hacks to make your cleaning process so much easier. Let’s get started!
1. Cleaning and disinfecting your kitchen sink
My first baking soda hack is using baking soda to clean your kitchen sink. This is not just an all-natural product, but it also works just as well and smells much better than any product that is sold in stores that are made to be used as a scouring agent.
All you need is baking soda, about 60 drops of lemon essential oil, and an airtight glass container. I use lemon essential oil in my kitchen all the time. It smells so fresh and clean, acts as a natural disinfectant for surfaces, and eliminates mold. You want to store anything that has essential oils in a glass container.
Pour your baking soda into the glass jar and add 60 drops of lemon essential oil to the baking soda. Then put the lid on and shake it to mix it all up.
Next, sprinkle the mixture over your sink surface and use a sponge to scrub away. This leaves a streak-free shine and cleans your sink like nothing else.
2. Unclogging a sink drain
We all have those stubborn drains that are running slow in the kitchen sink, the bathroom tub, and the bathroom sink. Do not worry though: I have a great baking soda drain hack.
To unclog your drains, place half a cup of baking soda in the drain and then add half a cup of white vinegar on top of that. Be aware the vinegar will make the baking soda bubble up. Wait five minutes for it to work its magic.
After five minutes, run hot water down the drain until clear. You may have to repeat this process a few times for stubborn clogs.
3. Cleaning and disinfecting a cutting board
It is very important to clean your cutting boards after each use. It keeps stains and smells from penetrating the wood; the cutting board can hold harmful bacteria that can spread food poisoning.
When you clean your cutting board, you want to use hot water, a sponge, and that same baking soda mixture we just made for your sink. All you do is scrub away.
The lemon essential oil removes smells and acts as a natural disinfectant. Just make sure you rinse it thoroughly and it will be ready for your next use.
4. Cleaning your washing machine
As a general rule, you should be cleaning the inside and outside of your washing machine once per month. If you use a natural solution like this one, this process will not harm your septic system if you have one, so the more often you clean this, the better.
Just pour one cup of vinegar into the bleach dispenser and run the hot water cycle to fill up the basin. Take a mixture of half a cup of baking soda with a little water, put some on your sponge, and scrub the inside of the washing machine to remove any buildup or dust.
Then put the rest of the baking soda mixture into the hot water and let the cycle run. Your washing machine will turn out sparkling clean.
Baking soda hacks
I hope that these baking soda cleaning hacks have been useful for you. Do you know any other hacks with baking soda? How do you use baking soda at your home? Feel free to leave a comment down below!