back to blog

Smart Uses for Baking Soda for Cleaning

September 27, 2022

3 Clever Ways to Use Baking Soda as a Cleaner

Smart Uses for Baking Soda in Every Room


What is it about baking soda that makes it so good as a cleaner? This fine white and natural powdery substance, also known as sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate of soda, is a mild abrasive that lifts stains and simultaneously deodorizes. You can use baking soda for many items in your home, but not all of them, and there’s a popular misconception about what to mix with it to make it a more powerful cleaner.

Here, find 10 clever ways to clean with baking soda. But first, here are tips and warnings on what you can and cannot clean with baking soda.


Baking soda and vinegar make a dynamic duo when it comes to cleaning, but only when the mixture is vigorously bubbling. It’s the immediate bubbling action created by the chemical reaction of mixing the two ingredients that lift grime and dirt. The mixture quickly neutralizes once the bubbling action is over.

What Not to Clean With Baking Soda

Baking soda is a mild abrasive or it can cause tiny scratches when scouring a surface. In addition, baking soda leaves behind a white residue, so it should never be used on any item or surface with crevices or heavy texture that you can’t rinse well. Avoid using baking soda to clean the following items:

  • Aluminum cookware
  • Antique silver
  • Ceramic stove tops
  • Clear acrylic furniture and accessories
  • Computers and computer screens
  • Glass and mirrors
  • Gold-plated items
  • Keyboards
  • Marble surfaces
  • Wood floors and furniture.     


Best house cleaning services

Baking soda can make a huge difference in the smell and the efficiency of your drains. Try adding baking soda under hot running water to freshen the drain as well as your garbage disposal. Baking soda can even be used in combination with hot water to unclog a drain.


Clean Home, Clear Mind
Baking soda tackles tough stains in your oven as well as stuck-on grease and residual odors. Make sure your oven is completely cooled down before spreading a layer of baking soda in the bottom. Use a water bottle to spray the baking soda until it is damp but not saturated. Repeat every few hours and watch as the particles of food in your oven begin to dissolve.


 Clean Home, Clear Mind

If the most you’ve ever done with baking soda in your refrigerator was to open a box and leave it in there, you might be missing out on some of the best benefits of using baking soda in the fridge. Try sprinkling baking soda in the bottom of your crisper drawer. Baking soda can also be used to remove stains in a refrigerator.


Real Cleaning Services

Ready to experience what a truly clean house feels like? Our team is professionally trained  to ensure only the highest-quality cleaners step foot into your space. We are also insured, so that means you can rest easier knowing your space is protected while we work.

Whether you need a one-time deep clean for your home or a thorough office cleaning, we get our hands dirty in it all to give your space a real clean. Request a quote today to gift yourself a fresher environment tomorrow.