Have you ever thought of Cleaning with Bicarb Soda? It truly is magical stuff!
Here are some magical ways you can use the humble bicarb soda (sodium bicarbonate, baking soda) to clean and deodorise your house!
In the Kitchen
Clean your chopping boards
Wooden and plastic boards can be refreshed by giving them a scrub with a paste of a tablespoon each of bicarb, salt and water. Rinse the boards afterwards.
Cleaning your dishes
Add a couple of tablespoons to the sink with your dishwashing liquid or add in to your dishwasher with your normal tablet or powder to cut through grease and grime. Deodorise your dishwasher by sprinkling some bicarb in the bottom between washes.
Remove stains from your kitchen benchtop
Make a paste of 2 parts bicarb to 1 part water and apply to stains on your benchtops, gently rubbing in a circular motion, then wipe clean.
Deodorise your fridge and pantry
Just sit an open box of bicarb or some in an open jar in the fridge or pantry for up to 6 months to absorb food odours, discard it down the sink to give the drain a quick clean and freshen up.
Deodorise your garbage and recycling bin
Wipe the inside of your bin with a damp cloth sprinkled with bicarb, then rinse. Once dry you can sprinkle a little bicarb in the bottom to keep it smelling fresh.
Dirty saucepans and Tupperware a sprinkle of bicarb, topped with hot water and an overnight soak will get burnt food off saucepans and funky smells and stains off plastics.
A sprinkle of bicarb, topped with hot water and an overnight soak will get burnt food off saucepans and funky smells and stains off plastics.
Stainless Steel Sink Wet your sink, sprinkle baking soda over the surface, scrub, and then rinse before lining the sink with vinegar soaked paper towel for 20mins. Use a soft toothbrush with a bicarb paste to scrub sink rim and caulk. Your sink will sparkle.
Coffee and tea stains ut teapots, coffee plungers, pots and mugs in
Put teapots, coffee plungers, pots and mugs in sink with 1 part bicarb to 4 parts water soak for 15 minutes and rinse.
Polish silverware (and jewellery)
Make a paste by mixing bicarb with a little water and dip with a soft toothbrush and polish the silver or jewellery gently before rinsing clean.