ARE you just like us and have dozens of baking soda sachets left over from all your baking projects?
No need to throw them away just yet!
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A cleaning fanatic has discovered how you can use this ingredient outside your kitchen.
Carolina McCauley is a self-titled ”Home Hacks Queen” and knows a few tips and tricks to make your house look cleaner and nicer for less – from removing coffee stains to ways of effectively washing your whites, she is the one to turn to.
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The Aussie mum-of-two also knows the answer to ”What do we do with all the leftover baking soda?!”
According to her, there are multiple ways – and none involve baking.
Mix some baking soda with a few drops of lavender oil – this, she insists, is great for cleaning and deodorising your mattress.
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Put a few teaspoons of baking soda in your sink and add vinegar on top – the chemical reaction between the two will cause an effective foam to form.
Once you cover it with a cloth to marinate for a few minutes, rinse with some hot water.
Her last tip is for all of those whose chopping boards need a bit of a deep clean and refreshing.
Generously sprinkle your wooden board with baking soda and add lemon juice.
Don’t throw away the leftover lemon – Carolina recommends using it to scrub the mixture onto the surface.
This mix acts as a natural cleaner and removes all unpleasant smells.
”Amen!” is how one viewer felt – and we couldn’t agree more.
Someone else added: ”To help me and people like me, we need you to compile all of this and write a book!”
”Great tips!” another cleaning fan wrote.
But there were also those who weren’t fully convinced: ”Yeah no, baking soda shouldn’t EVER be vacuumed up!
”It voids the warranty and can and does damage the internal mechanism for the vacuum,” a critical viewer said.
Another agreed: ”This will damage your vacuum!”
The secret mixture for a clean mattress![/caption]
A little scrub and your chopping board will be brand new![/caption]