15 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Clean With Baking Soda

Baking soda is like magic. There, we said it. This common little compound is cheap, readily available, and often more effective at getting things clean than pricey, chemical-laced, specialty cleaning products.

You probably already have a box of baking soda sitting around that you use for baking. Maybe you even figured out that a box of baking soda in the fridge helps to absorb odors. But did you know that baking soda can also help you clean your entire house?

Grab a box of 100% sodium bicarbonate and get ready to enjoy a deeper clean for a fraction of the cost!

1. Scrub your kitchen

baking soda on spoon

Clean without the chemicals. | Geo-grafika/iStock/Getty Images

It’s so easy to achieve a sparkling clean kitchen using nothing but baking soda. Simply sprinkle a bit of baking soda on all the dirty surfaces and follow up with a wet rag, sponge, or microfiber cloth. Baking soda has no smell, but you can add a few drops of essential oil (lemon works well) if you prefer a subtle scent.

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