Friday, June 22, 2012

Clean Your Silver Jewelry

Polish the silver with a soft, lint-free dust cloth. If needed, add a few drops of water to the cleaning rag to wipe away stickier buildup, then follow up with a dry cleaning rag to absorb excess moisture.
Spread a sheet of tinfoil across the base of a large skillet or basin, leaving the shiny side up.
Place all of the silver into the skillet or basin, with all pieces touching the foil. Pour in enough boiling water to submerge the silver.
Add 1 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of washing soda per quart of water used. Let the silver soak for 10 minutes.
Remove the silver with tongs or let the water cool until you are able to handle the silver items. Rinse the silver with warm water and polish with a soft cloth.

Have a Fabulous & Frugal Day!!!!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Dishwasher Soap

Homemade Dishwasher Soap

I make my own soap by using 1/2 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda and 1/2 cup Borax 20 Mule Team. I use about 2 tablespoons in the dishwasher compartment. I've also added Citric Acid (from either canning products or tang) if needed. To tell if Citric Acid is needed, look at your silverware. If it seems to be a little gray then check your dishwasher book and it will tell you what to add and how much. My silverware has actually been sparklier with this than the expensive dishwasher tabs.
I also put white vinegar in the compartment for Jet-Dri.  My dishes are sparkly clean .....  This is just one more small way to beat the high cost of everything in the grocery stores. 

Have a Fabulous & Frugal Day!!!!!