How much money do you spend on cleaning supplies every month? What if we told you that you could actually save hundreds of dollars on household cleaning supplies just by picking up a box of baking soda at the grocery store?
Baking Soda is ridiculously cheap, and can be bought at any supermarket for less than 75 cents. And, believe it or not, the majority of the cleaning products that you buy to use around your house – have baking soda in them! We are all about saving money and frugal living, we put together a list of uses for Baking Soda that will blow your mind – AND save you a ton of money on cleaning products. Plus Baking Soda is perfect if you are trying to “Go Green” and cut out some of the chemicals in your life.
One of the amazing things about Baking Soda is that it is actually a natural deodorizer, which is why it is used in so many cleaning products. That expensive powder you sprinkle on your carpets before you vacuum, the key ingredient is most likely Baking Soda. Rather than forking out tons of money on carpet powder, sprinkle some Baking Soda on your rugs before vacuuming. Sure, it might not smell like flowers, but it will save neutralize any odors in your carpet.
Have you ever opened a friend’s refrigerator and noticed that they have a box of Baking Soda stored inside? They’re not trying to keep their Baking Soda fresh, they are using the soda to keep their refrigerator fresh. The Baking Soda absorbs nasty fridge odors and kills bacteria.
Do you have stains in your sink or bathtub that you can’t seem to get rid of? Baking Soda mixed with water removes stains beautifully, and saves you from having to inhale those horrible bathroom cleaner fumes. You can also use a small brush and some Baking Soda to scrub the grime in between bathroom tiles that is nearly impossible to get rid of!
Have you ever heard of running vinegar and water through your coffee pot to remove stains and clean out the inside of the machine? Well, Baking Soda has the same effect, AND the next day your morning coffee won’t taste like vinegar! Run 2 cups of warm water mixed with a few TBSP of Baking Soda through your coffee pot and VOILA!
Have you been dousing your mattresses with expensive Febreeze or other air freshener products? The next time you wash your bedding, sprinkle your mattress with Baking Soda. Let it sit for a few hours, and before you make your bed, vacuum up the excess powder. The Baking Soda will deodorize the mattress and kill any bacteria you have slinking around on your bed.
What do you use Baking Soda for in your house? Share your tips and tricks in the comments below!