Whether it’s tarnished silver or stained coffee cups, common
household stains are a fact of life… but– they don’t have to be!
I want to share with you some surprising stain
busting secrets and the unexpected products that get the get results. Note: When trying
these products at home, always, test an inconspicuous area first.
Tarnished Silver: If your silverware is looking tarnished,
the solution can be found in your bathroom—it’s toothpaste.
Plain old toothpaste can be used to polish silverware and
silver. Use an old toothbrush or washcloth to apply the toothpaste and rub… the
tarnish comes right off. Polish the item(s) then rinse well with water.
And speaking of tarnish, here’s an unexpected idea on how to
deal with tarnished copper—Worcestershire Sauce. Something you would normally
put on your steak can help get the tarnish off your copper pieces.
Use an old toothbrush to gently rub the sauce on the copper
and rinse. Your copper will be gleaming once again. Works on brass too!
Stained Coffee Cups: It seems to happen over time—those dark
coffee cup stains that seem immune to soap and scrubbing.
White vinegar combined with table salt can remove those
pesky off your coffee cups. Made a paste with the white vinegar and salt and
use an old toothbrush to brush those stains away. Rinse well with water and
enjoy your clean cup!
Tea Stains: And here’s another product that works on those coffee and
tea stains especially when you’re dealing with hard-to-clean items like the
inside of a tea pot… denture cleaning tablets.
Drop a tablet inside, fill the teapot up with warm water and
put the lid on for a few minutes. Dump out the mixture and use a toothbrush
inside to get rid of the stains.
Dingy Metal Baking Sheets: It seems inevitable that your baking
sheets get a nasty buildup of those dark baking related stains. But it’s
not! Grab a “Magic Eraser” (commonly
used to clean stains on walls and floors) and use some elbow grease to make
your cookie sheets look nearly new.
Crayon on the Walls: If your kids decide to decorate the walls
with crayons the fix may be found in your garage– WD-40.
Although it’s mainly
used to stop squeaks and loosen rusted parts, WD-40 can also used for cleaning
stuff like crayon stains and scuff marks. Spray it on and use and old washcloth
to remove the stain.
Do you have any stain busting tips to share? Tell me in the comments!