Top 6 Ways to Clean with Baking Soda

Did you know that you have a powerful non-toxic cleaner right in your pantry? I always have a couple of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda boxes on the go.  Baking Soda has so many uses around the house and offers a safe and inexpensive way to clean your kitchen, bathroom and beyond.  Here are the Top 6 ways to clean with Baking Soda:

1 – Cleaning counter tops – baking soda is the perfect natural and food safe surface cleaner for your kitchen counters.  Sprinkle some baking soda on a damp sponge or cloth and wipe surfaces clean.

Ways to Clean with Baking Soda counter

2 – Get rid of scuff marks and crayon on the wall – create a paste of 1 part baking soda and 1 part water.  Using a clean cloth, rub gently into the mark and wipe away.

3 – Eliminate strong odours from your fridge and freezer and help foods taste fresher longer by placing a box of ARM & HAMMER™ Fridge Fresh™ Baking Soda inside.

4 – Unclog smelling sinks – Unclog your smelly sink without harsh chemicals.  Add 1 cup of baking soda down the drain and let sit for 1 hour.  Boil 2 cups of white vinegar and dump it down the drain.  Run hot water to flush.

5 – Add sparkle back to your sterling and silver plated dishes and utensils – make a baking soda paste using 3 parts ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda to 1 part water.  Rub onto silver with a clean cloth or sponge until tarnish disappears.  Rinse thoroughly.

How to Use Baking Soda as a Natural Carpet Cleaner:

6 – Deodorize your carpets – get rid of all those smells that build up in carpets by simply sprinkling baking soda over your carpet.  Let sit for at least 30 minutes then vacuum.


Disclosure:  I am part of the Church & Dwight ambassador program and I was provided with one or more of these products free of change for review.  All options are strictly my own.

144 thoughts on “Top 6 Ways to Clean with Baking Soda”

  1. I’ve mainly used baking soda as a fridge deodorizer.
    My spring cleaning tip is to make your own glass cleaner by using a mixture of vinegar and water. It works and is much cheaper!

  2. I like to get my son involved, he does the baseboards and lower areas, I get up high and I sprinkle baking soda on the carpets before I vacuum

  3. I use baking soda to clean and whiten my kitchen sink. The results are amazing! My one cleaning tip is to always start cleaning from the top and work your way down. It saves you from having to clean the floor twice!

  4. love baking soda, so many great uses, i use it alot to clean my teeth. spring cleaning tips, pick a room and do one room at a time

  5. I use baking soda to clean up cat pee on the carpet – My tip is if your dog/cat or room mate pees on the carpet, soak up as much as you can and then pour baking soda on the stain, let dry and vacuum it up!

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  7. I use Baking Soda in my fridge as well as to clean out the tea cups or mugs that have stains in them (make a paste and rinse).

    Spring cleaning tip – tackle one job at a time.

  8. Darlene Schuller

    I use baking soda on appliances. The only tips I have is do 1 room at a time and don’t sit down until you’re done & making a list is beneficial and helps me as far as encouragement (stroking things off).

  9. Many times I have used baking soda to clean. The tip that works for me is make a list of things to be done and cross them off when finished, it helps me stay focused

  10. Angela Mitchell

    I use baking soda all the time. I love it for getting out stains such as on the countertop. I just a rub a little baking soda into the blueberry stain on the countertop and it disappears. So convenient!

  11. I have not used baking soda for that purpose. Just in baking and to deoderize! My tip is to clean one thing at a time – eg. all the blinds, then all the cupboards etc. as to opposed to one room at a time.

  12. mongupp (@mongupp)

    I have used baking soda for unclogging drains. I also put it in a tub of hot water for a foot soak!

  13. I use baking soda our fridges as a deodorizer and in my son’s diaper pail, again as a deodorizer. I’ll sometimes use baking soda with vinegar to neutralize odours in the drains.

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  15. I don’t use it to clean, but I have used it to get the smell of pee out of my sons old mattress. I use it mostly to keep odors out of the fridge/freezer and my daughters diaper genie.

  16. I use baking soda and vinegar to clean my kitchen sink.

    Spring cleaning tip… Don’t start everything all at once! I find that if I scatter my efforts throughout the house I end up feeling like I’ve got an even bigger mess on my hands, which makes me really overwhelmed (and I usually give up). When I focus on one room at a time I feel a sense of accomplishment after finishing each one. It motivates me to keep going!

  17. Dorothy Teel

    I use a lot of baking soda when cleaning, one thing I love to do is we reuse our glass water bottles and I put in baking soda and hot water before washing, and it freshens the bottle, I also love to use baking soda to clean my garbage disposal and keep it fresh smelling

  18. I always have an open box of baking soda in the fridge to keep it smelling fresh by absorbing odour. I also use to clean appliances

  19. sarah jackson

    I use baking soda for a lot of cleaning , one tip is to use it for cleaning your oven !! works great ! I use it when im cleaning so many things

  20. Brenda Penton

    I use baking soda for cleaning my sink and stove top. No real spring cleaning tips…I could actually use some, lol

  21. I use baking soda and vinegar to clean most parts of my house. I also use a baking soda paste on tough clothing stains.

  22. I use bake soda and water paste to clean counter stains and baking soda and vinegar to unclog and freshen drains. Vinegar also has many spring cleaning uses for example cleaner windows!

  23. Take a little box of baking soda and a lemon cut into small pieces. Put them in the dispose-all. Turn it on. Magic!

  24. Brianne Hager

    I use baking soda for cleaning the oven and I sprinkle it into the cat litter when I change it to help with the odor.

  25. I use baking soda all the time in my cleaning. I sprinkle a little in the bottom of the kitchen garbage pail to keep it smelling fresher.

  26. I have used baking soda for cleaning! My best tip is to mix baking soda with some water to form a paste and use the paste to polish silver.

  27. I haven’t used baking soda, except in the fridge, but think I will start to. I like to do one room at a time.

  28. Monique L.S.

    I’ve used baking soda in the tub for some stubborn residue. And found it works well to clean the ceramic stovetop.

  29. I have used baking soda to clean my kitchen surfaces and my tip is to clean one thing or room at a time! Try to de-clutter as much as possible so it’s easier to clean your house!

  30. stephen gordon

    I use to unclog sinks with vinegar it works great and is good for mother nature. Thanks for the chance. Cheers.

  31. I always use baking soda to remove smells from the fridge and I mix it will vinegar to clean the drains 😀

  32. I’ve used it for deodorizing the fridge and carpet. I’ve used baking soda to unclog a smelly sink as well

  33. I’ve used it for multiple things! It’s so versatile. A tip would be to put on some upbeat music, it makes cleaning more fun.

  34. I know this is not spring cleaning, but…
    When my friends’ cat had fleas(eww, I know!), we found out that baking soda sprinkled on the carpet will dry out any flea eggs laid there. Along with a few other home remedies we found online, (the more the better, because this only treats the carpets)all fleas were gone in a week. 🙂
    Other than that, we use it for deodourizing the fridge.

  35. I haven’t used it yet, but would like to try. My best tip is to set aside more time then you expect, usually takes much longer.

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  37. Always clean by working your way down in a room – that way you haven’t cleaned the floors only to get them dirty again while cleaning the areas above!

  38. I used baking soda & vinegar to clean the toilet. For spring cleaning tips, sprinkle on your carpet to deodorize.

  39. Karin Dollery

    I have used baking soda for many things but on a regular basis I use it for cleaning my teeth and I have a box in both my fridge and freezer.

  40. Karin Dollery

    I have used baking soda for many things but on a regular basis I use it for cleaning my teeth and I have a box in both my fridge and freezer.

  41. Tricia Cooper

    I use Baking Soda to keep the frig fresh. I also use it to clean coffee/tea stains from mugs. My spring cleaning tip is to make a list of what you want to do and work on item/room until it’s done.

  42. I use baking soda to clean toilets, bathtubs, bathroom & kitchen sinks, in the wash with cloth diapers, to clear a drain, in the fridge, to clean the ceramic top of my stove.

  43. Tracy Robertson

    Yes, I use baking soda for some cleaning projects. I always use it to vacuum and the other day I tried putting some in the garbage disposal and running it with water to deodorize it. It worked perfectly!

  44. I always have a box of Baking Soda in my fridge. As for spring cleaning, I use whatever is on hand and do one room at a time on anyone day.

  45. I have used baking soda for pet stains/odours. My goal for Spring cleaning is I’ve been doing a little something everyday…

  46. Erinn Lishman

    I use baking soda for deodorizing mostly, but I use it for many non-cleaning activities as well. My spring cleaning tip is to try to maintain a clean uncluttered home all year round! Do a little here and there and try not to get overwhelmed.

  47. I use baking soda to deodorize the cat litter and fridge. Also, i use to clean(mixed with vinegar). Baking soda is so useful! For spring cleaning- for every item you bring in, let go of one item 🙂

  48. stacey dempsey

    I use baking soda alot with cleaning and it is also great in the laundry for getting strong smells out of clothes

  49. I use baking soda to deodorize the fridge, I add it to the cat litter box & also use it with vinegar for natural cleaning.

  50. I have a box of baking soda in the fridge but it has so many more uses. I like to pour 1 tbsp. in the sink drain and add vinegar to deodorize the drain. I also put a mixture of baking soda and a couple drops of essential oil (my fave is lavender) and sprinkle on the mattresses. Leave it for an hour and come back to vacuum it off. 😉

  51. Gillian Morgan

    I use baking soda all the time. I lie to add some to the litter box. It really helps reduce the smell

  52. Jennifer Lachman

    The only way I’ve used baking soda for cleaning in the past was for laundry. My best spring cleaning tip is to microwave a bowl of vinegar and then let it sit with the microwave closed for about 25 minutes. When you open it up you can wipe every clean easily with a paper towel.

  53. I use baking soda to get rid of any smell from the fridge. Cleaning with baking soda and vinegar is the best!

  54. I’ve used baking soda along with vinegar to flush my kitchen drain. Otherwise, I don’t usually use it to clean.

  55. I have used Baking soda to clean silverware and for the smells in the fridge and garbage buckets.

  56. Kristy Vassell

    I have used baking soda for cleaning…a great all natural abrasive. Another tip is using cream of tartar for removing stains in sinks 🙂

  57. I’ve used Baking Soda to clean my double sink and to sweeten the vontents of my frig. I really don’t use it enough

  58. We have only used baking soda by Arm in Hammer in our fridge could use some tips on how to use it in other ways.

  59. I use baking soda to absorb smells in my refrigerator. Thanks for the tips and I’m remember to use baking soda the next time a draing is clogged.

  60. Yes, I use it on my carpets all the time.

    I use a mixture of vinegar/water to clean my windows. then wipe off with newspaper for a streak-free shine

  61. Ive use baking soda for cleaning tiles- works great. I also just use a cloth to clean the windows- no chemicals needed

  62. I use it to deodorize my litter boxes. I also leave a bit of it in the fridge to soak up unwanted odors.

  63. I use baking soda mostly to clean my fridge and freezer.

    Get rid of stubborn stains by soaking your clothes with baking soda and water.

  64. I’ve never used Baking Soda to clean the house before, but Baking Soda is my go to choice whenever I need a mild abrasive scrub (mixed with a few drops of water to make a paste)to clean individual items or tackle specific surfaces.

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