6 Simple Cleaning Hacks with Baking Soda and Vinegar

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Baking soda and vinegar are natural, non-toxic products that are excellent for cleaning. When the two products are combined, they result in a powerful cleaning agent that can eliminate the toughest dirt, stain, and grime.

Let’s explore how you can clean with baking soda and vinegar around the home.

Shower Head


Using a combination of vinegar and baking soda can make a significant difference in its performance. Soak the shower head in vinegar and scrub any remaining buildup using baking soda.



While the primary purpose of a dishwasher is to clean your dishes and utensils, there are instances when this appliance could benefit from a good, old-fashioned cleaning. Make the ultimate cleaning solution with vinegar and baking soda. 

Refresh a Smelly Garbage Disposal


The combination of vinegar and baking soda is perfect for cleaning and removing nasty smells from your garbage disposal. The pair will loosen any stuck-on food and debris in the garbage disposal and help it to dissolve better 

Add Shine to Luxury Vinyl Plank Floor


Combine warm water with a cup of vinegar in a bucket and gently wipe away with a mop. A paste-like mixture of Baking Soda is required to remove those stubborn, stuck-on stains.

Dirty Grout


Whether you have white or black grout in the bathroom or kitchen, baking soda, and vinegar are the perfect combination to clean your grout.

Clean a Coffee Maker


The rule of thumb is to clean it at least once a month. The cleaning process requires flushing out the coffee machine using vinegar. Use the baking soda to scour inside the coffee pot to remove stains.

Clean the Dishwasher


While it may sound counterintuitive to clean your washing machine, it can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. Vinegar and baking soda can get rid of mold and mildew in the washing machine.

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