Sodium bicarbonate a.k.a. bicarbonate of soda is the Jedi of the chemical world. You can use this mild alkali non-toxic substance for dozens of jobs around your home....Including cleaning, polishing, stain removal and a whole host of other jobs.
Other than using bicarbonate of soda in cooking, another great use for it is for deodourising fridges. Simply open a box and put it in the back of your fridge and it will absorb odours. Just remember to change it periodically.
Here's a few other uses:
Now here's a top tip for you....You know you can spend ages trying to scrape sticker residue off windows, even by using a razor blade doesn't always remove the sticky gum. Also any leftover adhesive collects dirt and sticks to it so it doesn't get any better. What to do in this case is firstly remove as much of the sticker and residue as you can and then spray a little penetrating lubricant like WD-40 onto the adhesive that remains. Then leave for a wee while and wipe off with a paper towel or rag and the remaining residue will come off completely.
Follow these steps to clean up after your pet if they soil your carpet:
If your kitchen table surface is painted simply put a bit of white non-gel toothpaste onto and old toothbrush or dry cloth and rub.
For stained or untreated wood; would you believe...Rub real mayonnaise onto the crayon mark with an old cloth...Let that sit for a minute or two and then just wipe it away with a damp cloth.
If one of your children ever scribble on their bedroom wall with a felt tip pen....First of all try the easiest way first which will be less harmful to your wall and then use more hardened methods if that doesn't work:
Okay when cleaning your windows, clean the inside panes from side to side with your preferred glass cleaner...And then clean the outside of the window up and down. When you do this you can step back and readily see which side the streak is on; so you'll not waste any time re-cleaning the side that's not streaky.
Other Top Tips For Your Windows:
If your glass doors or patio doors are covered in finger prints or smears and smudges from your cat or dogs paws or similar....Simply erase them in a jiffy with a brainwave idea devised by a primary school teacher. When she's in a hurry, she simply rubs a clean blackboard duster over her patio doors which erases all the stains, and smudges quickly and easily without using any glass cleaning products.
Simply make up a spray bottle up with household bleach and water. 1:4 parts bleach to water. Obviously keep the spray bottle handy in a cupboard or cabinet in your bathroom. Once you shower spray the tiles with the bleach solution....Leave for a good while then rinse quickly. This will keep mildew from building up on your tiles and leaves them with a sparkle.
Cleaning soap scum residues can be a hard, laborious task....BUT by using lemon oil furniture polish you can prevent the build up by creating a barrier. So the next time you clean your shower and shower door, you can wipe it with furniture oil with a soft duster. Let the oil be for a couple of minutes, and polish off any excesses with a dry cloth.
The furniture polish has now coated the area and will act as a buffer against any soap scum residues....Helping you in the long run as now it will be easier to clean.