Sparkle & Smile

Blog for Cleaner and Healthier Homes

Green Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Cleaning With Baking Soda

Baking soda and washing soda both absorb odors. But unlike baking soda, slightly stronger washing soda cannot be ingested, so wear rubber gloves when handling it.

You can use either baking soda or washing soda to clean the following:

Can opener. Dip a toothbrush in a paste of 2 tablespoons baking soda and 1 teaspoon water and use it to dislodge gunk.

Garage floors/concrete surfaces. Pour washing soda generously on oil and grease spots and sprinkle with water until a paste forms. Let stand overnight. The next day, scrub with a damp brush, hose down, and wipe clean.

Garden tools. Dip a moist stiff-bristled brush in washing soda to scrub trimmers, clippers, and more. Rinse, then place in a sunny area to dry. Avoid using washing soda on aluminum tools.

Grills and barbecue utensils. To combat tough grease stains, dip a moist stiff- bristled brush in washing soda and scrub away.

Stove burner grates. In a dish pan, soak the grates in 1 gallon warm water and ½ cup washing soda for 30 minutes. Rinse and dry.

Stained teacups and coffee mugs. Fill with 1 part baking soda and 2 parts water and soak overnight. Rub with a sponge and rinse.

Upholstered furniture. To remove odors, sprinkle baking soda on the fabric, then vacuum.

Scuffed walls. Erase crayon marks by applying a baking soda paste (equal parts baking soda and water) to white painted walls only. Baking soda may dull colored walls. Let dry before brushing it off with a clean cloth.

Maid Brigade House Cleaning Services cares about the health of you and your family. For more information on healthy green living and green cleaning, please log on to http://greencleancertified.com and http://maidbrigade.com. To learn more about the asthma and allergy triggers in your home, or to learn more about household products and breast cancer, please log on to http://www.greencleancertified.com/greentv

Additional Articles You might Like

View More
Healthy Home

Pet-Friendly Cleaning: Keeping Your Home Fresh and Furry-Friend-Approved — Imagine coming home to a space that’s not just clean but also safe and welcoming for every family member, including[…]

blog recent img 1
link post
Cleaning Tips

Organizational Tips to Maintain a Tidy Home Between Cleanings — A tidy, clutter-free home isn’t just about appearances. In a fast-paced world, clutter can quickly accumulate and lead to a[…]

blog recent img 2
link post
Green Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Green Cleaning 101: Why Non-Toxic Solutions Matter for Your Home — Maintaining a clean home isn’t just about aesthetics — it’s about creating a healthy, safe environment for your family. This[…]

blog recent img 3
link post

Subscribe for
the latest tips, tricks and green tech news.