Baking soda, despite its name, is definitely not just used for baking. Baking soda, to use its name, is a natural cleanser that has both exfoliating and deodorizing properties. One of the best things about baking soda is that it’s cheap and easy to get, available in supermarkets across the country. You can use baking soda to clean a lot of things around the house – and the results might surprise you, because baking soda does a better job than hundreds of high-end cleaning products and chemicals.
Refresh your fruits and vegetables
Avoid expensive supermarket spray for your fresh produce because baking soda has been proven to remove more pesticides than bleach or major chemicals.
Prepare a large bowl of water, add a teaspoon of baking soda, then soak the fresh fruits and vegetables for a few minutes.
Remove from the water, use a brush to scrub off the pesticide, then rinse with cold water and pat dry.
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The best drain unblocker
Plumbers are often expensive and should be kept as the last possible solution, especially when baking soda exists.
Boil hot water on the stove or in the kettle and pour it down the drain.
Follow with a cup of baking soda, before preparing a solution of equal parts vinegar and water.
Pour it down the drain and let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse the drain with hot water, at which point it shouldn’t get clogged.
Clean the walls
Whether it’s a small stain or a sticky spot that you just can’t get rid of, the marks on the wall are annoying.
But fear not, the baking soda will make them go away before you know it.
Add just enough water to the baking soda (whatever you need) to make a paste and apply it directly to the wall marks.
Using a soft, non-abrasive sponge, rub the paste in and then use a damp cloth to remove it.
Dry the walls with a different clean cloth and you should notice that the marks are gone.