21 Easy Ways to Clean and Combat Odors Using Baking Soda

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Easy Ways to Clean and Combat Odors with Baking Soda

When it comes to cleaning, there are two things that we feel every home should have: vinegar and baking soda. While vinegar has some serious cleaning super powers, baking soda is no slouch when it comes to adding sparkle to your home. You might be pleasantly surprised by the many ways baking soda can clean and deodorize everyday items.

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Toilet Bowl Hard Water Stains

Over-the-counter cleaners don't always combat hard water stains. This homemade concoction will.

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Coolers

Grabbing food and drinks from a dirty, smelly cooler just isn't appetizing. Say goodbye to germs with this cleaning method.

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White Sinks

Because white sinks can stain and scratch easily, this natural cleaner will become your favorite kitchen sidekick.

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Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Built up grease and grime is no good for wood. You've got to keep those cabinets clean. We've got two methods: one gentle, one more aggressive depending on you situation.

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Melted Plastic on a Stovetop

That plastic bag got a little too close to your stovetop? No worries – this melted mishap is easily solved with this baking soda trick.

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Jewelry

With just a few ingredients from your pantry, you can clean your jewelry in less than 20 minutes!

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Grout

While vinegar may be the main ingredient in this tutorial, baking soda gives it that extra power to lift and wipe away stains.

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Slow Cookers

This tutorial takes the headache out of cleaning your slow cooker and leaves it sparkling clean.

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Oven Racks

This hassle-free method should be done every few months to keep oven racks from becoming stained and rusty.

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Dishwasher

Clean and deodorize your dishwasher at least once a month to ensure it runs properly and gets your dishes squeaky clean. This natural solution will help.

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Toilet Cleaning Pods

Let these three ingredient homemade toilet bowl cleaners do the work for you in between those deep cleanings.

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Mattress Deodorizer

This DIY deodorizer combats smells and leaves mattresses clean and fresh. Sweeter slumbers await!

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Washing Soda

When you want to lift stubborn stains from your laundry, try using washing soda. We'll show you how to "bake" your baking soda to make this chemical compound.

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Laundry Detergent Pods

Using that aforementioned washing soda, you can now make your own laundry pods that are safe for all washing machines. And will get your clothes clean.

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Tile Floors

No one wants to walk barefoot on a dirty floor. This homemade floor cleaner is here to help.

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Irons

Combat dirt and calcification buildup on your iron with this easy trick. And try to do it once a month to prolong its life.

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Outdoor Grills

We all know how grills can get really, really dirty. Before your next backyard BBQ, be sure to scrub it clean!

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Refrigerators

Stains and odors don't stand a chance with this natural solution.

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Bathrooms & Kitchens

Try out this homemade soft scrub cleaner on sinks, bathtubs, scratched dishes, pots and pans, and even your stovetop! Talk about a VIP cleaner.

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