Banking soda not only has beauty effects but also has extremely good cleaning and deodorizing properties, so it is often used to “refresh” blankets and mattresses.
The truth is that a 10-year-old mattress contains about 1.4kg of worn skin from the human body. You only have the habit of changing the bed sheet but “forgetting” the mattress and thinking that is clean enough. Furthermore, most mattresses are very big, heavy, cumbersome, and difficult to find a way to clean.
But instead of thinking about lying around and throwing it away, there is a cleaner, simpler and more economical option for you as follows:
1. Use baking soda to clean old mattresses
Baking soda (salt, baking soda) is a powdered substance that can be easily purchased at pharmacies, bakeries or cosmetics shops. In addition to being used as a baking ingredient or a “powerful assistant” for beauty and house cleaning, baking soda also has the effect of removing dust, sweat, dead cells, mold…
Therefore, when you want to clean blankets, sheets, pillows, and mattresses, both leisurely and quickly, think of baking soda.
Step 1: Vacuum the mattress.
Step 2: Pour a bag of baking soda into a sieve and sprinkle it evenly on the mattress. If you like, you can sprinkle a few drops of essential oil on the mattress to scent it.
Step 3: Leave it like that for a few hours or a whole day.
Step 4: Use the vacuum cleaner to suck again.
This will help remove dust, sweat, dead skin cells, as well as odors on the mattress and mattress, and you will have a clean, fragrant bed.
In addition to cleaning mattresses, baking soda also completes the “task” of cleaning blankets or carpets very well. For blankets and carpets that are dirty, you can clean them with a mixture of baking soda, vinegar, laundry detergent, and warm water. Rub this mixture directly onto the dirty surface, then let it dry.
For cushions or carpets, it is best to dry clean them with baking soda. Baking soda is extremely easy to find, cheap, convenient, non-toxic, and eliminates a lot of bacteria and mold, so why not try it right away?
2. Other unexpected uses of baking soda in the kitchen
Clean gas stove rim
Gas stove stains are always a nightmare for housewives. The stains become greasy after a period of use, especially when the stove rim becomes yellow or rusty, giving you a headache every time you use it. If the previous methods are not really effective or cause you too much effort, choose baking soda as an effective solution.
You should moisten the stove rim first by spraying water on it and then using a damp cloth to wipe it over the stove rim. This is considered a quick cleaning and makes cleaning easier. Then, apply the baking soda paste to the stove rim and areas that need to be cleaned. After 30 minutes, use a clean towel to wipe and rinse with clean water; your kitchen will be squeaky clean.
Cleans burnt pans and pots
During the cooking process, carelessness will inevitably cause the pan or pot to burn. For pans/pots made of metal, you can absolutely use baking soda to clean.
The method is quite simple: you put about 2 tablespoons of baking soda in the pan/pot and soak it for 3-8 hours, then rinse it with dishwashing liquid.
Or put 1-2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid into the burned pan/pot, then add baking soda evenly over the entire pan/pot.
Put water in the pot to cover the bottom and boil for a few minutes. The blackened plaque begins to soften and gradually peel off. Then rinse the pan/pot under cold water to cool quickly. Rinse and wipe clean with a sponge. With just this simple method, your pans/pots will be as clean and shiny as they were in the beginning.