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How to Rid Stains and Spots with Natural Ingredients

How to Rid Stains and Spots with Natural Ingredients

Here, the editors of Remodelista share six green and affordable cleaning tips—most of which involve little more than vinegar, lemons, and baking soda:

  • Stacey uses a natural and mild toothpaste to shine her silver.
  • Christine on stainless steel: “When I was a waitress, we used to clean stainless steel surfaces with seltzer water from the soda fountain, and it worked like a dream.”
  • Alexa on tackling grout in the bathroom: “I mix baking soda and vinegar to create a paste for cleaning bathroom grout.”

  • Sarah on tarnished copper: “I clean my copper with lemon and salt. Cut the lemon into wedges, dip in salt, then rub on the copper. Rinse quickly in cold water and dry well with a soft cloth.
  • Meredith on removing spots from stainless flatware: “Rub olive oil on with a soft cloth, then wipe off with a soft cloth dampened with white vinegar.”
  • Janet uses vinegar as her secret laundry weapon. “Years ago, a friend in the garment industry told me to wash new clothes with a half cup of white vinegar to ‘set’ dark colors.”

Do you have any eco and affordable cleaning tips to share?

And if you’re looking for a way to rid your kitchen of odors, visit The Power of Fragrance: 10 Secrets for Banishing Kitchen Odors.

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Remodelista is a one-stop sourcebook for the considered home, guiding readers through the design and renovation process. Founded by four friends with a shared design DNA and appreciation for intelligent design, Remodelista counts architects, design professionals, and style-conscious consumers among its daily audience. The Remodelista aesthetic favors classic and livable over trendy and transient, well-edited interiors over cluttered environments, and thoughtfully designed products over mass-market, disposable goods.

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5:48AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Thank you

4:16AM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

wow thanks ^_^

5:39PM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

thanks

4:49AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

noted

12:26PM PDT on Jun 1, 2013

Thanks 4 these tips!

12:34PM PDT on May 30, 2013

great tips, thanks!

7:41AM PDT on May 30, 2013

Thank you Remodelista, for Sharing this!

6:17AM PDT on May 30, 2013

There must be a way to do

3:06AM PDT on May 30, 2013

thanks good tips. I used vinegar on a tile to 'see' if it worked..duh it didnt! I forgot the toothpaste!

3:03AM PDT on May 30, 2013

Thanks

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