Although harsh cleaners can get the job done, a lot of people do their best to avoid using hazardous chemicals and for a good reason. Much of the commercial cleaning products may cause allergy issues for sensitive individuals and children. There are several ways to go around them, replacing them with other products like vinegar, lemon juice and so forth, however this article will focus on cleaning tips with baking soda in mind:
• It’s a good idea to keep a container of baking soda on hand near the bathtub. Whenever you take a bath you should use the chance to use a bit of the baking soda to clean the walls near your shower. You can keep your space clean and you won’t have to deal with toxic chemicals. You won’t have to clean your bathroom at a separate time, getting yourself wet again if you follow this routine.
• You should avoid the toxicity of bleach by using baking soda to scrub down your sink, toilet and bath tub. You won’t have to deal with corrosive liquids or harsh, choking fumes while you work and the results will be pretty much the same in the end.
• You can sprinkle a ¼ cup of baking soda into the bowl when you flush your toilet once in a while. Give it a good scrub and then flush to rinse it completely. You will have great results without smelly chemicals.
• Baking soda has a great effect in removing mildew buildup on porcelain sinks. It can also remove and cut the grease off your stove, help clean laundry and many other uses not related to cleaning as well.
• There are many uses for baking soda, however most of them can be concentrated in the kitchen. Whenever you spill grease or you have grease splatters on your counters or stoves, you can sprinkle baking soda on top. Let it stand like that for a couple of minutes, then simply brush it off and throw it away without any resulting mess. You can also use baking soda for your kitchen sink, as it is capable of removing any buildups regardless of the material the sink is made of. Use a damp sponge with the soda and you’ll have a chance to wash all that away and down the drain.
• Cleaning stainless steel is very easy with a mix of baking soda and water made into a paste. Just rub it on and it will easily strip the grease away with very little effort involved.
• You can remove unpleasant odors from you home and your carpets by sprinkling some baking soda on it. Leave it like that for about an hour before vacuuming and you will see the results for yourself as all scents get neutralized.