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
1. Cleans 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.
2. Cleans 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.
3. Removes stains from your kitchen bench top
Make a paste of 2 parts bicarb to 1 part water and apply to stains on your bench tops, gently rubbing in a circular motion, then wipe clean.
4. Deodorises 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.
5. Deodorises 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.