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Alka-Seltzer Cleaning Hacks

5 Materials
$4
30 Minutes
Easy

I was recently challenged to clean with Alka-Seltzer. What I loved about this challenge is it taught me some tricks I didn't know as well as helped me speed clean some things, and save time and energy.


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Alka Seltzer is made of baking soda, citric acid, and aspirin. These are great cleaners and deodorizers.

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

Deodorize Your Fridge -


Fill a glass with 1 cup warm water and place 1 tablet into the glass. Set in your refrigerator, close the door, and leave it for 30 minutes.

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

Clean Glass -


Fill your coffee pot with water and place a couple tablets into the pot. Let sit for 10 minutes.

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

This also works to clean out vases that are cloudy, have rings in them, or have small openings that a brush can't get into.

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

Pour out the water, wash, and look how clean they are!

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

Clean Coffee & Tea Stains -


Pour 1 cup warm water in your mug and add 1 tablet. Let sit for 15 minutes.

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

Wash and your stains will be gone.

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

Clean Stainless -


Fill your stainless steel coffee pot with water, add 2-3 tables and let sit for 15 minutes or more depending on how dirty it is.

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

Scrub lightly with a scrub brush and wash out. Your pot will be clean.


You can also do this method to loosen burned on food to loosen it for cleaning.

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

Deodorize and Clean Water Bottles & Thermos' -


Fill with warm water and add 1-2 tablets depending on the size of the item and how dirty it is. Let soak for 10 minutes, and wash afterward.

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

Clean and Deodorize Coolers -


Fill the bottom of the cooler with warm water and add 5 tablets. Let stand for 15-30 minutes. Use a scrub brush to lightly scrub the bottom.

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

Wash the cooler out. It'll clean it and deodorize it.

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

Multipurpose Cleaner -


Place 1 cup warm water and 1 tablet in a squirt bottle. Use it to clean up surfaces like counters, sinks, and more.

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

Clean Your Toilet Bowl -


Place 4 tablets into your toilet bowl, wait 30 minutes, scrub with a scrub brush and flush.

alka seltzer cleaning hacks

Clean Your Sink and Drain -


Fill your sink with water, place 2 tablets in the sink and wait 10 minutes. Let the sink drain, use a paper towel to wipe up the sink, then rinse it. Doing this routinely will also keep your drains clean.


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