Baking Soda for Stain Pretreating

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7. Deodorize musty upholstery

Banish smells from the soft, cushy places around your house by sprinkling surfaces with baking soda, letting it sit for 15 minutes, then vacuuming it up. “You can also use this method to freshen up your mattress between cleanings,” says Forte.

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2. Refresh a foul-smelling fridge

Never worry that last night’s salmon will leave your fridge smelling, well, fishy for months to come again. Baking soda will absorb strong food odors so they don’t linger or change the taste of neighboring foods.

Fruit and Wine Stains

Fruit and wine stains need to be treated right away, but if you’re in a hurry, pour a little baking soda on the stain, and then later run hot water through the back of the stain. This is an emergency pretreating method that really works. The baking soda soaks up any liquid remaining on the clothing as it sits and dries.

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Bleach

Removing blemishes from plastic can also be done by using chlorine bleach. Bleach can be used to remove ink, juice, soda, coffee, tea, tomato sauce and tomato paste stains, and all other types of food dyes.

Make a solution of water and bleach, using one tablespoon of bleach per cup of water. Let the containers and other items soak in the solution for one or two hours. After the stains are gone, wash the containers thoroughly, rinse, and dry.

Lemon

Just rub the container or other item with lemon juice and leave it in the sun for 1 or 2 days. A combination of the lemon and the sun’s UV light will remove discoloration, and it will also kill bacteria. Read more about cleaning with lemon here.

Spruce up your living room with bicarbonate of soda

You can clean everything from the carpets to the windows with bicarbonate of soda. Keep reading to find out how!

14. Clean dirty rugs and carpets

Dirty carpet? Baking soda can be used for carpet cleaning. Liberally sprinkle baking soda on your carpet, wait at least 15 minutes then sweep as much of it as you can and vacuum as normal.

For the best results, leave the powder to settle overnight. Your carpet or rug should look brighter and smell good – a nice way to refresh your carpet naturally. Just think how much you could save instead of splashing out on expensive carpet treatments. 

15. Shine silver ornaments and fittings

Combine three parts baking soda to one part water, mix and rub onto and into your silver with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly then dry with a clean cloth – they’ll be sparkling!

16. Make your own version of Febreze

Get your fabrics smelling amazing with this clever hack:

  1. Fill an empty spray bottle with 3/4 hot water.
  2. Add 4 tablespoons of Bicarbonate of Soda.
  3. Shake well and allow to cool a little.
  4. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil.
  5. Once cooled completely, give it another shake to combine the ingredients, and then spray on clothes and soft furnishings.

17. Remove smells from a sofa

It looks brand new!
It looks brand new!

Over time your sofa may become a bit whiffy. Sprinkle some baking soda onto a dry sofa and let it sit for 10-20 minutes before hoovering or brushing off.

#4 Baking soda might damage your marble surfaces

You might have heard about baking soda for cleaning marble floors or other marble surfaces. We recommend you stay far away from that tip because it might harm your marble floor more than you realize.

Baking soda will not just remove the stains and dirt, but over time also remove the upper protective layer that marble has. When the protective layer is gone, you’ll start to “enjoy” a lot of scratches on the marble too.

#1 Why not to use baking soda on glass surfaces

Baking soda is a so-called abrasive cleaner. That means that there is a big risk that using baking soda to remove a stain on glass will scratch your glass or mirror. If you want an all-natural stain remover, a better choice for glass stains is vinegar.

Blood Stains

Use a baking soda paste rubbed onto a dampened blood stain. Allow it to sit for up to an hour. It can help lift the stain from the fabric. Because baking soda also can whiten, it will help to remove the color or dye portion of the stain as well.

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Anushka F

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A keen money-saver and fan of all things natural, Anushka enjoys making her own beauty products and is partial to a bit of crafting. Never short of a clever tip or two, she’s always looking for new ways to make her money go even further.

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