Table of contents:
- 1.Clear pet accessories
- 2. Wash fruits and berries
- 3. Get rid of the smell of the cutting board
- 4. Clean the inside of the bottles
- 5. Coping with bad fridge odors
- 6. Polish the water taps
- 7. Create a pleasant scent in the washroom
2023 Author: Malcolm Clapton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 06:26
Cleaning can decently hit your pocket if you diligently buy up all kinds of household chemicals. But most of us already have something in the locker that will help get rid of stains, dirt and unpleasant odors without effort and cost. We will tell you how to quickly and effectively put things in order in the house with the help of baking soda.
These are not all tips! Look for even more cool soda life hacks.
1. Clear pet accessories
Household chemicals can be dangerous to animals if used carelessly - unlike baking soda, which is even used in veterinary medicine. To clean the bowl of stuck food debris, simply wash it with this substance. And if the litter box continues to exude dubious odors even after washing, sprinkle a small layer of baking soda on the bottom before adding the litter. We also have a video instruction on this.
Some pets persistently mark the territory - this miracle cure will help to cope with the consequences in this case too. Blot the stain with paper towels and then with baking soda. When everything is dry, all that remains is to vacuum - no stains, no smell will remain!
2. Wash fruits and berries
Before eating, it is worth washing not only your hands, but also the food itself, when it comes to fruits and vegetables. A solution of soda is perfect for this: you only need 2-3 teaspoons per liter of water.
By the way, even a child can be safely entrusted with such an important procedure. Soda is absolutely safe to use, and children are happy to do the housework in the kitchen, washing it, for example, for dinner. To do this, you need to rinse the berries with water, tear off their tails, immerse them for a short time in a solution of soda and then again "bathe" them under the tap.
Soda will come in handy in season too. Having chosen the ripe ones on the market, be sure to wipe the sides with a paste of soda and water before eating. It will remove pesticides, nitrates and other substances from the skins of melons that cannot be washed off with a simple rinse.
3. Get rid of the smell of the cutting board
Cutting boards, especially if they are made of wood, absorb moisture and food odors, and washing does not solve this problem. There is a solution: moisten the board with water, sprinkle with baking soda and leave it there for a few minutes. Then rinse thoroughly under running water. If the smell from chopped onions, garlic, aromatic herbs is absorbed into your hands, simply.
4. Clean the inside of the bottles
It is better not to wash a reusable bottle-flask with aggressive household chemicals: caustic substances can remain on the walls. Baking soda is bacteria-free and washes away easily from both the outside and the inside.
And if you need to wash, add regular rice to the soda! Put both in the bottle, add about a quarter of the water, add a drop of detergent and shake well. Then pour the mixture and rinse the jar with running water. Even hard-to-reach parts will shine with cleanliness.
5. Coping with bad fridge odors
The most logical way to solve the problem is to take an inventory and throw away the products that have lingered there for an unfairly long time. If the shelves are empty, and the smell is still there, get out the coveted pack as soon as possible. Dissolve a tablespoon of soda in a liter of warm water and this solution of the walls and shelves.
6. Polish the water taps
Total to remove limescale in the kitchen and bathroom:
- Wet the sponge (no need to squeeze).
- Sprinkle some baking soda on it.
- Wipe the tap lightly.
- Rinse it off.
- Dry the faucet.
Everything! Admire the whiteness if the plumbing is covered with paint, or seek your reflection if the taps are chrome plated.
7. Create a pleasant scent in the washroom
A restroom air freshener is good, but not always convenient. Aerosols spray a very concentrated formulation, and expensive refill cartridges have to be constantly purchased for automatic spray dispensers.
A container with soda will become environmentally friendly and profitable, where you need to add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil. If your pet has access to the toilet and you are afraid that he will taste such a freshener, just cover the container with a piece of thick gauze.
Just one tool solves a lot of everyday problems. Look for even more simple, fast and very economical life hacks for almost all occasions in the familiar to generations of Russians "Food Soda".