By the holiday season in full swing and family and friends visiting from places near and far, you will have a checklist full of things to do. Make sure you freshen up your home right before friends and family arrive and make it simple with one ingredient you might already have in your pantry.
Baking soda makes it possible for easily freshen and thoroughly clean every area in your house. From carpets and upholstery to kitchen sinks or shower curtains, baking soda is able to refresh your space without draining your wallet.
Room by room, here are some of the many techniques that baking soda can freshen your house this holiday season:
- In the kitchen area:
Clean up your food prep area and tools with the help of natural, food safe ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda rather than harsh cleansing agents. Sprinkle baking soda on a wet sponge or cloth and then thoroughly clean, wash and dry the area. This is definitely great for counter tops, stainless steel sinks, cutting boards, microwaves, ovens, and also ranges hoods.
Just what goes down sometimes comes back up. In order to freshen your drains and garbage disposal and maintain lingering odors from resurfacing, pour baking soda down the drain while you are running warm tap water.
You must keep an open box of baking soda inside your refrigerator to help everything taste fresh. Alter the container once a month for optimal freshness.
- In the living room area:
Freshen up couches and chairs by sprinkling ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda on upholstery. Wait 15 minutes before vacuuming the surface. You can also use this strategy to deodorize your rugs.
Never let your pets play fetch with chemicals. Thoroughly clean plastic and rubber pet toys safely through cleaning in a solution of baking soda and warm water. Scatter baking soda on dry pet beds or furry toys and wait fifteen minutes before vacuuming the unpleasant odors away.
- In the dining area:
Cleanse as well as deodorize splatters on carpets and rugs simply by soaking up as much of the drip as possible. Clean the blemish by the carpet manufacturer’s directions and allow it to dry. And then, sprinkle on some baking soda and let it sit before vacuuming it away.
Baking soda can shine silver in no time. Before your friends and relatives arrive for dinner, make a natural cleaning paste by using three parts ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda, and one part water. Gently rub the solution to the silver using a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse and dry for shining flatware.
- In the bathroom:
Take out the grime and dirt from restroom tiles and no-wax floors with this easy solution. Combine 1/2-cup baking soda in a pail of warm water, then mop and rinse for a clean, sparkling floor.
Clean and deodorize your vinyl shower curtain by scattering baking soda on a damp sponge or brush. Scrub the curtain, rinse and hang it up to dry.
Preserve fresh towels readily available for guests. To obtain them at their cleanest, add one cup of baking soda into your laundry to make liquid detergent work harder. A better balance of pH in the wash will get clothes cleaner, fresher as well as brighter.
Easy DIY ways to clean and freshen up your home
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