This little ingredient is going to blow your mind! It seriously is the best multi-cleaning tool there is!
If you have just read the title “The Best Multi-Cleaning Tool There Is!” you probably are thinking that what I have said is a pretty bold statement and don’t really believe me. That’s okay! Just stick around long enough to learn why I got so bold!
Ahh, I can’t hold it in any longer…. it’s Baking Soda.. Yea I know Baking Soda. The stuff you use to bake with! It is my actual favourite to clean with!
Now I know there is probably a science behind why it is so good to clean with but in reality I have no idea besides the fact that I think it is magic!
Now you are probably wondering what in the world do you clean with baking soda.
Well Let me tell you!!
- The toilet bowl
- The shower floor and walls
- I use it in the laundry with laundry soap
- Cleaning off pans where it has been baked on
- The inside of the kitchen sink (you know when the metal turns a weird colour, yea I use it then to bring back my shiny metal sink)
- Mopping the floors
Thats a lot of uses for some baking ingredient ehh?!
IMPORTANT TIP: One thing I would like to highlight is that some people have reported on the internet that Baking Soda can/is abrasive when cleaning things like counters and metal sinks. They have stated that it leaves tiny scratch marks. I have never experienced this but I just wanted to give you a heads up so you can decide whether you feel comfortable using it in those areas of your home!
How to use the best multi-cleaning tool there is!
The toilet bowl
To clean the toilet bowl I sprinkle a little bit (about 1-2 Tablespoons) in the water. Leave it for a few mins. Normally I go and clean the bathroom sink while I wait. Then I come back and use the toilet scrub brush and scrub the whole thing down. Flush and admire the shinyness of it all!
The shower floors and walls! I sprinkle a bit of Baking Soda on the shower floor and use a wet cloth to go around and scrub the floor and the walls! I find this helps get any soap scum and leftover grub off the floors and walls super easily with little to no elbow grease!
When I am doing laundry I throw in roughly 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Baking Soda into the machine with my laundry soap. I find that it helps brighten the colours and help the whites stay whiter! I also find it helps get any stuck in smells!
PANS and BAKING PANS… This is the most important tip I have for you!! Have you ever burnt or crusted on food that you can not get off your pan? Well, all you need to do is grab some baking soda and make a paste with water, rub/pour it on the areas that need a little extra help. I like to let it sit for a bit before scrubbing it all off! It makes the scrubbing length and effort so much shorter! TRUST ME! * The only pans I do not do this with are the ones with the nonstick coating because of the fear of scratching them! I do however use this on all of my metal cooking and baking pans!
Does your sink ever get a little grumy looking and you could wipe it down as much as you want but it never comes off? I gotchu! I struggled with this for sometime until one day I got some baking soda in the sink and had to wipe it out! All of a sudden the grim was gone! What? Now I just sprinkle some Baking Soda into the sink take a wet cloth and wipe around the sink and the drain plug. Bam! Its all gone and my sink no longer looks disgusting!
So this tip does rely on your method of mopping. If you use a bucket of water or a refillable spray mop this will work for you! What you need to do is grab some warm water and mix in 1tsp to 1tbsp of baking soda. I will sometimes also add a bit of vinegar but not much! The important part here is that you use a significant amount more of water than baking soda. It may take a few tries to get the correct measurement that works for you! The best way to know is that when you mop it won’t leave white marks on the floor when it drys. This is leftover baking soda. Not harmful but definitely does not make your floor sparkling clean haha! If this happens add a bit more water to dilute out the baking soda!
So, what did you think about this multi-cleaning tool? Did the bold title meet your expectations? I would love to hear in the comments on how you used your baking soda this week!
Thank you so much for stopping by! It truly means the world to me! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!