Baking soda is a multifaceted product, able to bring fluffy rises to cakes, get rid of pungent odours and remove stains and baked on grime. Cheaper than most household cleaners, baking soda can shift dirt in no time and is quickly becoming one of the nation’s favourite cleaning products. So if you want to become a baking soda cleaning expert, here are six little known ways to use baking soda.
Deodorise and freshen trainers
If you’ve been heading out for walks, use your trainers for exercise or have just had them a long time – they can pick up a rather pungent odour.
While you can buy specialist shoe deodorisers, you can also save money and create your own at home.
Simply grab your baking soda and sprinkle it inside your smelly trainers.
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Freshen your bin
Our bins can often go neglected, and over time can start to smell of leftover food.
Again, you can buy purpose-made bin deodorisers, however, using baking soda is a cheaper alternative.
Every time you replace your bin bags before you add the bag sprinkle a dusting of baking soda into the bottom of the bin.
This should be repeated every few weeks, but make sure to wash your bin regularly and get rid of any old baking soda before refreshing.
Clean your mattress
While we often change our sheets, our mattresses can go unwashed for months at a time.
You shouldn’t scrub your mattress with soap and water if you can help it, however if you have a smelly or stained mattress you can use baking soda.
Simply sprinkle a fine layer of baking soda over your bare mattress and leave to sit for around 30 minutes.
Then hoover off the baking soda, and you should leave behind a refreshed mattress.
Remove crayon from walls
Should your little terrors take a crayon and create a masterpiece on the walls – there’s an easy way to shift it.
Simply wet a cloth, then sprinkle generously with baking soda.
Gently wipe your wall with the baking soda-soaked cloth until the marks are removed.