How to Use Baking Soda for DIY Summer Cleaning
Posted on Monday, July 29th, 2013 at 7:00 am
Want an easy and inexpensive way to clean up after the fun your family had all summer long? You can use baking soda to quickly clean so many things! Try some baking soda before you purchase a lot of expensive cleaners. Keep these cleaning tips in mind as summer winds down and you start to store things that won’t get used until next summer.
4 Items to Clean with Baking Soda
Have they gotten a little grimy since the summer began? You can freshen them up by mixing ¼ cup of baking soda with a quart of warm water. Use it to wipe off the pool toys, and then rinse them clean. Smaller pool toys can be soaked in a bucket of the baking soda and water mixture. Again, rinse them off after you remove them.
Did you find a pool toy that got incredibly dirty? First, sprinkle some baking soda directly onto the pool toy. Use a damp sponge to scrub it clean. Rinse it off when finished.
Has the water in your swimming pool become less than sparkling? Sometimes, the problem could be the pH. Arm & Hammer makes Clear Balance pool maintenance tablets. Families that are trying to avoid using harsh chemicals might want to give the baking soda product a try.
How often have you cleaned your backyard grill this summer? If it is looking grungy, you can use baking soda to clean it. Sprinkle some baking soda onto a damp brush. Scrub the grill. Make sure you rinse it completely clean before you use it again. Let it dry before you store the grill for the season.
Soon, colder weather will come, and your family won’t want to sit outside on the patio furniture anymore. Before you store it, use some baking soda to keep it fresh. Give it a good scrub with some baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda under the cushions, or inside the plastic bag you store the cushions in. That will help keep it smelling fresh when you are ready to use it again next summer.