6 Ways to Clean your Living Room with Baking Soda

If you haven’t heard of the wonders of baking soda yet, you are missing out. Baking soda is one the cheapest and most reliable home cleaners out there. It is all-natural and isn’t as harsh as other chemical cleaners. The best part is you can use it in any area of your home. Here are 6 ways you can use baking soda in your living room.

 

1 Odor-free Furniture

Sprinkle baking soda over your furniture, leave it for 30-45 minutes, then vacuum. This works for carpets or couches, anything upholstered that is prone to unwanted stench. Baking soda is also rumored to remove stains from upholstered pieces.  

2 Crayon Marks Remover

Have little ones running around your home and using your walls as their artworks’ canvas? Get a damp cloth, dip it in baking soda, and rub on the marked surface. This works best for white walls as the baking soda might leave a light mark on the wall if you have dark walls.

3 Super Surfaces

Ran out of home cleaning soap? Mix half a cup of baking soda with water and mop or wipe on surfaces, be it your living room floor or your coffee table. You can add some drops of essential oils for an added scent to your home cleaner.

4 Ant repellant

Do you have tiny ants entering your home without an invite? Line your windows and doors with baking side to keep them at bay, the baking soda keeps them away without harming them unlike chemical-based products.

5 Fresher Linens

Throwing your throw blanket and pillow cases in the wash? Add half a cup of baking soda to your laundry detergent, baking soda acts a steroids for the detergent and helps detergent deodorize better.

6 Let Silver Sparkle (Again)

If you have any silver decor in your living room that has been a little tarnished, use baking soda to put them in their former glory. Line a pan with aluminum foil, put your tarnished pieces in. Let a pot of water boil and add in baking soda, mix. Pour the foamy mixture in the pan and leave for 15 minutes. Remove your silver accessories from the pan once you’ve seen the sulfur attach to the foil. Use rubber gloves or rubber thongs and wipe silver pieces with a clean paper towel.

 

Written by Patricia Herbolario