There are many items that can be found in your pantry that have some amazing uses and baking soda is one of them. While Grandma’s amazing chocolate chip cookies are probably the first thing that comes to mind, baking soda’s real claim is its ability to freshen and clean your home. It is renowned for its use as a deodorizer and is also an effective yet gentle cleanser.

Nadia’s House Cleaning have provided the following cleaning secrets so you can explore the uses of baking soda within your own home.

Stained plastic food containers: some leftovers, especially those made with tomatoes have a tendency to leave stains on your plastic ware. To remove those stains soak plastic containers in a solution of four tablespoons of baking soda and a quart of warm water.
Cleaning fruit and vegetables: mix baking soda with water to remove dirt and other contaminants on produce.
Removing Refrigerator odors: Baking soda can adsorb the food odors that linger in your refrigerator, odors that can taint the flavor of other foods.
Cleaning greasy dishes: Baked on food can be removed by mixing baking power with your regular dish detergent, soak for ten minutes before lightly scrubbing.
Freshening stale sponges: Soak kitchen sponges in baking soda and water to keep them fresh and clean.
Whiter, brighter laundry: Your whites will be whiter and your colors will be brighter if you add a cup of baking soda to your next load of laundry. When you combine baking soda with your laundry detergent it will balance the pH levels to get your clothes cleaner.
Removing crayons: remove a child’s crayon creation on your painted walls by gently scrubbing with a damp sponge sprinkled in baking soda.
Garbage can odor removal: sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of your trash can to combat odors
Freshening smelly sneakers: freshen up your gym shoes by sprinkling some baking soda inside each shoe. Add a touch of baking soda to your gym bag for some extra freshness.
Wiping down dirty patio furniture: wipe down your lawn chairs and table with baking soda and water before using them for the summer. Before you store them for the season, place baking soda beneath the cushions to keep them fresh.
Cleaning a dirty grill: sprinkle some baking soda on your grill cleaning brush before your scrub away the grime.
Musty linen closet: open a box of baking soda and place it near your sheets and towels to keep them fresh and fight musty smells
Repel insects: sprinkle baking soda along basement windows to repel cockroaches and ants.
Litter box: sprinkle baking soda in and around your cats litter box to absorb bad odors

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