Sodium bicarbonate is effective in removing odors. When cleaning rugs, carpets and upholstered furniture, you can sprinkle the surface with baking soda and leave it for 20 minutes to pull the odors away, then simply vacuumed with a vacuum cleaner. Also for cleaning carpet stains and other units the mixtures of vinegar and water can be used, then rub the stain with soapy water. This avoids the use of chemicals that are very harmful, particularly on carpets, where children play.
Baking soda can also be used to reduce unpleasant odors from organic waste, so that two tablespoons of baking soda is previously added to garbage bag. To reduce unpleasant odors in the refrigerator, inserted an open cup of baking soda in the fridge.
Going on holiday?
Going on holiday? Or is it an end and until the next season closing your holiday home? Baking soda has ability to neutralize odors and you will help you returned back to the clean and fragrant environment.
For example, inactive water drains within a few weeks become a source of unpleasant odors. To avoid this, it is sufficient just before departure pour a pinch of baking soda into each drain - do not rinse with more water. The same is true for washing machine and dishwasher, sprinkle their interior with baking soda and leave the door ajar.
The interior of the refrigerator or freezer before leaving clean thoroughly with a mixture consisting of three parts baking soda and one part water. Leave the refrigerator or freezer door ajar.
In all enclosed spaces such as kitchen cabinets, laundry basket or garbage cupboard for shoes, etc…, place an open cup, in which you had poured some baking soda.
Drawers and lockers for shoes
Due to its specific characteristics, sodium bicarbonate neutralizes odors. At the same time also absorbs moisture and creates unsuitable conditions for mold growth.
Place the container in which you had poured 150 g of baking soda in the cabinet for shoes. Drawers and cabinets should remain closed.
Sprinkle baking soda in the laundry basket for dirty clothes and sprinkle the waste in the waste basket.
The smell of cigarette smoke
With the help of baking soda get rid of odors, which spread from the ashtray full of cigarette butts.
For absorbing odors that spread from the ashtray pour one tablespoon of baking soda to the ashtray bottom.
Flasks and Thermos full of freshness
Sodium bicarbonate is ideal for thorough cleaning and removing odors from vacuum flasks and flasks.
Fill a thermos or canteen with hot water, add 1 tablespoon of baking soda, close and shake vigorously and allow to rest overnight. Next morning, rinse the container. If you're dealing with a persistent odor, repeat the procedure.
In the same way, you can remove the characteristic taste of plastic, for example from the new bike bottle holders or other plastic containers.