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The Most Surprising Thing You Can Clean with Baking Soda - Cleaning with Baking Soda

The Most Surprising Thing You Can Clean with Baking Soda - Cleaning with Baking Soda
From The Kitchn - December 6, 2017

Baking soda is a kitchen workhorse, doing double duty as a baking aid and super-cleaner that can scrub away greasy spots and burnt-on food. Plus, you know it's an all-star odor absorber.

Baking soda's kitchen applications are so vast that you may never take it out of the roombut that, my friend, would be a mistake! Baking soda's uses as a dry deodorizer make it a great option to freshen sofas, carpet, drapes, and any other upholstery around your home (just sprinkle it on the surface, give it time to absorb what's in there, and then vacuum it up). But do not stop in the living room! Continue on to the bedroom because the most surprising thing you can do with a box of baking soda is

Why You Should Clean Your Mattress

Let's start with why your mattress needs to be cleaned, because you probably never do it. Many of us probably figure that, because we have sheets covering the mattress, it's clean. That's not correct. Daily use, even with a mattress protector (although that helps!) will deposit sweat, dead skin, and dust into the surface of the mattress. Over time, that buildup can attract critters like dust mites and fleas to munch on the debris. So it's smart to give it a clean, ideally about twice a year.

How to Clean It with Baking Soda

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