3 Innovative Hacks With Baking Soda

Baking soda is most often used for baking as it is a leavening ingredient, which means that it can make something rise. However, when you’re not busy baking, you should consider using baking soda as a natural cleaning agent. Here is how it can help make parts of your home shine!

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Stained Granite and Marble Countertops

Granite and marble are two of the most sought-after materials for kitchen and bathroom countertops. But even granite and marble can be stained by some turmeric spilled on the counter or another similar staining substance. To get rid of these stains, make a mixture of water and baking soda. It should be more of a paste, than a liquid. After you've put some of the mixture on the stain, grab some plastic wrap and place it over the entire area. Wait for 24 hours, and then gently wipe the paste away. The stain should be gone.

Bathroom Grime

It can be tough to get rid of the residue coating around the bathtub or the sink. That’s where baking soda comes in! Mix it with bleach in equal proportions to create a white paste. This paste can be spread on particularly grimy spots and leave it to sit for a minute or two. Make sure to wear gloves while handling the paste, as it contains bleach. After letting the paste sit, you should be able to wipe away all of the grime without any trouble. The bathtub will gleam after this cleaning treatment, as will the sink and faucet!

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Crayon Wall Art

If your kid has decided to use the wall as a canvas, don’t worry. Baking soda will once more come to the rescue, and bring those walls back to their original state. Grab a sponge and baking soda. Wet the sponge and sprinkle on a bit of baking soda. A paste should form on top of the sponge, and that paste can be used to rub away the crayon on the walls. It should begin to come off.  Just make sure you're not vigorously scrubbing the area, instead employ a gentle touch.