Tip: cleaning with
bicarbonate, baking powder and vinegar
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A big topic online right now is where in the cleaning you can clean with bicarbonate, baking powder and vinegar, where we will go through some areas of use for these that you may not have thought of. Can you really clean with vinegar and bicarbonate? What we want to highlight before we go through the list of tips is that the combination of bicarbonate and vinegar is not so effective as one might think.
studies has shown that the combination of vinegar together with bicarbonate creates a reaction (you have probably seen it: it bubbles and mills) - where the result in the end in principle is just water. This is because bicarbonate is the base at a chemical level, and bases want a proton. Vinegar is acid, and acid has a proton that they want to get rid of. So they take each other out in the end. If you mix vinegar with bicarbonate, water, carbon dioxide and salt are formed, and this is the only thing left after the reaction. This is not further cleaning help in your home, which you may understand. Therefore, we will only give tips on things that work great without that reaction. The truth is that vinegar, baking powder or bicarbonate are great as substances to use in cleaning, separately but not in a combination together at the same time.
Bicarbonate is familiar to most of us, which is a product completely free of corrosive substances, toxins and is completely safe to use for cleaning at home. Bicarbonate is very similar to baking soda where the only one the real difference is that bicarbonate is pure without additives while baking powder is diluted with some other ingredients. If you use the products for the same purpose, for example to get rid of bad smells in the fridge and you only have one of them at home, you need to take a little more of the baking powder or less of the bicarbonate to get the same effect due to the dilution of the baking powder. When it comes to bicarbonate, it is also important to be careful on the surfaces that can easily get scratched.
Bicarbonate works great to use in the kitchen sink, which often can get dull after much use. Start by splashing some water in the sink so that it becomes moist before you powder on the surface with bicarbonate. Then scrub with a kitchen sponge and vips and you have a dazzlingly clean sink again!
The next use that bicarbonate also works well for is the oven. All you need for this is 1 deciliter of bicarbonate and a small amount of salt and water which you then stir into a paste. Then spread this paste all over the oven and then heat the oven to 200 degrees, with the door slightly open. Then turn off the oven and allow to cool before wiping with a slightly damp cloth. What also works well for the oven is to make a paste of water and bicarbonate, where you then spray on vinegar - which also works great for cleaning purposes - and let it work for half an hour before wiping it off with a damp cloth.
We continue in the kitchen - to ourselves the refrigerator. Start by taking out all the food you have in there and then mix a bowl of water and a few tablespoons of bicarbonate, dip a cloth in the solution and then pull the cloth around in the fridge. When you have then refilled the fridge with your food, you can take the opportunity to set a bowl of bicarbonate in the fridge to counteract bad smells. Easily fixed simply! And if you do not want to use bicarbonate, it works great to clean with baking powder instead, where you put the baking powder in two to three bowls in the refrigerator which you then leave overnight.
We move from the kitchen to aunt. What can we clean here, you may be wondering. Well, look down and you'll see a pair of someone's shoes. Bicarbonate is namely super against smelly shoes, where it is as simple as pouring a little bicarbonate in each shoe and then shaking so the bicarbonate is spread throughout the shoe. Then let this stand overnight and then shake out alternative leftovers the next morning. Then you have a pair of super fresh shoes!
For cleaning bathrooms with bicarbonate we have found a tip which works for the toilet. Start by flushing the toilet on the inside so that the toilet seat gets wet. Then powder bicarbonate throughout the toast. Let stand for at least 60 minutes or preferably overnight if possible. Mix some vinegar in water in a jug and pour around the toilet. Scrub around with the toilet brush and see how clean and fresh it gets!
You can also clean the living room and bedroom with bicarbonate, you might think, and the fact is that you can actually!
We can start with the bed and mattress. The mattresses is something that you can easily forget, but of course it also needs to be refreshed. Remove all bedding from the bed before vacuuming the mattress. When you have finished vacuuming, sprinkle bicarbonate over the entire mattress and let it work for 20 minutes. This is because the bicarbonate absorbs moisture but is also good at removing unwanted odors. After you have sprinkled the bicarbonate over the mattress, you can vacuum again and then you will notice how much fresher the mattress has become. What is important to keep in mind here, however, is that this not will work if you have a bagless vacuum cleaner, where it will instead be a disadvantage to use the bicarbonate as it can destroy the machinery in your vacuum cleaner. So use a vacuum cleaner with a bag if you are going to test yourself on this.
The penultimate tip we have when it comes to bicarbonate is for one area of use inside the bathroom: namely for the washing machine. All you have to do is pour the same amount of bicarbonate that you usually pour from your detergent into the detergent compartment. Then run a quick program, then you're done!
Maybe you have children at home who are future artists who love to paint, where the works of art can sometimes climb up the walls? Then there is a solution for this. Dampen a cloth that you then dips in bicarbonate, where you then rub away what has been drawn a little carefully, where you finally wipe with a clean, damp cloth and then finish with a dry one. Finally you have a clean wall back home!
What can you do with the baking powder then, you might be thinking? Well, we go into the kitchen again and we'll go through where the baking powder can be used. Maybe you have made lasagna today in your ovenproof form, where there are now ingrained food leftovers that you would like to get rid of. Then the baking powder comes out! Before you wash the mold, you can soak it together with a few tablespoons of baking powder, which you let work before rinsing out the mold and washing it. By doing this, the ingrown pieces come off much easier, and you get clean dishes in no time!
We move on to the bathroom, where we see that the joints are slightly yellowish or discolored. Here, too, the baking powder comes in handy! Powder your joints with baking soda before finally spraying water over the stains. And when this is done, you turn around and see the washing machine, where you are now going to run a laundry that may have been in the basement for a while and that smells a little musty. Then you can powder baking soda in the detergent and then run a regular program along with it. The baking powder will help remove the musty odor from the clothes.
Then we have the vinegar left. Remember to dose correctly when cleaning with vinegar. We start cleaning with vinegar in the bathroom. You can, for example, pour 2 decilitres of vinegar into a spray bottle which you then always keep in the shower. When you have finished showering, you can spray with the means on the walls, on the door to the shower cubicle and also on the shower curtain. By doing so, you prevent bad smells, mold and even limescale deposits in the shower that are otherwise formed quickly there.
When we are still in the shower, we can take the opportunity to fix it the shower nozzle, which can easily whitewash again where there is a very flexible solution to this. Mix water with vinegar which you then put in a bag and which is finally threaded over the nozzle in the shower, where you attach it with a rubber band. Make sure that the head of the nozzle itself is in the mixture and let them lie there for an hour. Then carefully remove the bag and rinse with warm water for a while after that.
We move on to the kitchen where we will take a closer look at the tea maker. Maybe you have noticed that lime has made an impression in the machine? Then pour 1 deciliter of vinegar together with three glasses of water into the kettle, and then let it boil. Then add water so that the machine is completely filled, before letting it boil again. Then pour out the liquid and finally rinse the kettle with water.
If you want a smoother solution than standing and mixing everything in advance, of course our surface cleaners work a lot, where you can mainly use our probiotic cleanser for the yellowish joints in the bathroom instead of mixing together a batter of baking soda. You will find all our surface cleaners here.
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