15 Simple Ways to Clean with Baking Soda and Giveaway

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We have been talking about Spring cleaning for much of the months of April and May on my blog because we had a very long and dreary winter. There has been lots to clean. One of the things I have used most when cleaning is one of the things my mom cleaned with when I was a young girl- baking soda. It seems I am always reaching for a box of Arm & Hammer baking soda. So I thought I would share some of my 15 simple ways of cleaning with baking soda.

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1. We all know to keep a box of baking soda in the fridge right? It helps to eliminate odors. Food definitely tastes fresher longer when you have a box that is fresh in the fridge. Make sure you change it out every 30 days to keep your food tasting fresh.

2. Since it is spring cleaning time I use baking soda when I am cleaning the silver. I have a beautiful silver tea pot and well I clean it with baking soda to keep it clean and shiny. Use 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water.

3.  Scrub your chopping boards to keep them clean and ready to use with baking soda.

4. Make a scrub by adding a wee bit of  coarse salt and dish soap for a very safe cleaner for cleaning tiles, sinks and I have even it to clean walls of scruff marks.

5. Clean your microwave with baking soda on a damp sponge to clean both the inside and outside. Make sure you rinse well.

6. Breaking out the BBQ and summer dishes?Scrub your grill with Baking soda and a brush for a fresh start to the season.

7. Soak pots and pans with a hot water and baking soda for 15 minutes to get rid of any baked on messes.

8. Have kids? Clean toys safely. Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 quart of water. Make sure you rinse them well.

9. Use baking soda on your carpets to keep them smelling good. Sprinkle and wait 15 minutes then vacuum.

10. Cleaning the floors, to get rid of all the dirt and grime that built up on those tile floors use 1/2 cup of baking soda in a bucket of hot water. Mop and rinse.

11. Clean shower curtains by sprinkling a wee bit of baking soda to a damp sponge. Scrub the curtain, rinse and hang to dry.

12. Have sports gear? clean sports gear with a baking soda solution (4 tablespoons baking soda in 1 quart warm water) to clean and deodorize all that sports gear. Sprinkle baking soda into golf bags and gym bags to deodorize, clean golf irons (without scratching them!) with a baking soda paste (3 parts baking soda to 1 part water) and a brush. Don’t forget to rinse.

13. Cleaning your car after a long winter. Baking soda can even come in handy. Use it to clean your car lights, chrome, wiindows,tires, vinyl seats, and floor mats. Use a solution on 1/4 cup baking soda in 1 quart of water. Your car should sparkle.

14.Sprinkle a wee bit of baking soda in the bottom of trash cans to eliminate odors.

15. Have pet beds in the house? Sprinkle pet beds with baking soda, wait 15 minutes, then vacuum well.

Now from Church & Dwight A Spring Cleaning Prize Pack which will include:




  • Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda
  • Arm & Hammer™ Carpet & Room Odour Eliminator
  • OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Powder
  • OxiClean™ 4X Concentrated Extreme Power Crystals Dishwasher Detergent
  • OxiClean™ Dishwashing 2in1 Booster + Rinse Agent
  • Scrub Free Bleach Mildew Remover
  • Arm & Hammer™ Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent Coupon

*Open to Canadians only. Please enter via the Rafflecopter and it ends on May 30th, 2014.

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*photo credit-Gift Basket photo taken by Kim Logan of Tales of a Ranting Ginger.

* I am able to offer this giveaway as I am a brand ambassador for Church & Dwight. I have been compensated for this post by as always that does not change my opinion or the content.







  1. Jana L. says:

    I like to use baking soda in the shower/tub and tiles, it cleans it up quite nicely. Definitely a must in the kitchen with all the baking that I do!

  2. Andrea B. says:

    I use the baking soda to scrub out my sinks. They shine nicely afterwards.

  3. Danielle says:

    I use it in my cat litter and in my fridge to deodorize.

  4. Glogirl says:

    I like to use baking soda as a deodorizer in the fridge.

  5. J says:

    I like to use it as a deodorizer in the shoe closet.

  6. Erika E says:

    I like to use Arm & Hammer baking soda to clean sinks and counter tops.

  7. marie cat says:

    i mostly use mine to deodorize in the fridge.. i'm going to try the scruff marks on my walls. been trying to get one off forever.

  8. MrDisco says:

    i like using it to clean the fridge of food spills

  9. Sunshine G says:

    We use it to keep the garbage can (and diaper pail!) smelling socially acceptable :)

  10. Lee-Ann says:

    I love using baking soda to clean the tub/shower and sinks. Always does a great job.

  11. Maggie K. says:

    I use A&H baking soda to scrub our white table – it gets out all the stains.

  12. Susan Christy says:

    I use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda mixed with shampoo to clean product buildup out of my hair, instead of expensive clarifying shampoo.

  13. Debbie S. says:

    I love the Arm and Hammer laundry detergent, it does a great job at a fraction of the cost.
    I use Arm and Hammer baking soda with a little water to clean my glass stove top, for those hard to get off cooked on spills. I leave it soak a bit then use a scouring pad and I'm done!

  14. Laurie B says:

    I use baking soda and water to make a paste to put on hard to clean areas. spritz with vinegar and let the bubbles work their magic.

  15. jinah says:

    great, non-toxic cleaner!

  16. Ashley Outland says:

    Arm & Hammer baking soda is a must at my house! We use one in the fridge and one in the kitchen sink cabinet.

  17. Heather Lynne says:

    I think it's great for anything that needs some scrubbing! :)

  18. Josh S says:

    The Baking Soda and some elbow grease works great for cleaning the bath tub.

  19. Rebby says:

    I use it on cat pee stains and also in the litter box to reduce odor :)

  20. angela m says:

    I use baking soda in my fridge to reduce any odor

  21. Ashley C says:

    I use baking soda in all of my homemade cleaning products!


  22. Eldon says:

    I use it to clean the fridge.

  23. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    I use it to clean my counter tops and I also use it in combination with vinegar to clean the toilet.

  24. Belinda McNabb says:

    In the stinky cat litter box. It works wonders

  25. elaing8 says:

    I like the oxi clean products,they work really well.I also use the carpet deodorizer, it has a great scent.

  26. Yuen C says:

    I use it in the fridge to get ride of odors.

  27. rachel says:

    I clean my kitchen sink with it.

  28. Amy C says:

    I use baking soda in my fridge as a deodorizer.

  29. Victoria Ess says:

    I haven't really cleaned with Arm and Hammer before, but have used their Baking Soda to de-odourize the fridge.

  30. Karla Sceviour says:

    It`s great for keeping in the fridge and freezer to keep odors away. I haven`t really tried cleaning with it yet.

  31. Patrick Siu says:

    i use them to remove tea stains on cup

  32. HEIDI C. says:

    I use baking soda for cleaning the kitchen as well as as a deodorizer in the fridge.

  33. suzi says:

    I like to use it to freshen the carpet!

  34. Andrea Amy says:

    in the toilet…really helps!

  35. amber y says:

    I cook with arm and hammer baking soda more than i clean with their products, but do clean my laundry with their laundry soap.

  36. Lori Bazan says:

    Arm & Hammer baking soda always is in my fridge to keep all the ordors away and I also have one by the stove in case of a grease fire

  37. Em Ma says:

    I love to sprinkle some baking soda in my garbage can. I also always have a container in the refrigerator.

  38. Jonnie says:

    I pour arm & hammer and vinegar down my drains to help keep the pipes clean

  39. tanyab79 says:

    We use it in our fridge and use their cat litter.

  40. Lucy says:

    I use baking soda in the fridge as a deodorizer

  41. Jeannie says:

    I love using baking soda mixed with some water to form a paste to clean my silver ware.

  42. tammigirl says:

    My very favorite, the one I would keep if I could only keep one, is using it in the laundry.

  43. roger simmons says:

    Ive only ever used it for refrigerator freshness but after reading all the ideas here, I may try it out elsewhere.

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  45. nicolthepickle says:

    I've just figured out the vinegar and baking soda (Arm and Hammer) clean my shower wonderfully! I can't believe it took me this long to figure that out.

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