This is my second post about cleaning stuff. I guess that it is really in the forefront of my mind as this new year is starting. Here is a tutorial on how to shine silver with toothpaste from the book The Country Almanac of Housekeeping Techniques That Save You Money Folk Wisdom for Keeping Your House Clean, Green, and Homey.
Click on this page from The Country Almanac of Housekeeping Techniques to enlarge and read all about silver polishing with toothpaste.
More about the book:
Our forefathers and mothers knew how to keep their homes clean and homey—and live richer while spending less. Many of today's products are expensive, bad for the environment, and don't work any better than Grandma's methods, which only cost pennies.
The editors at Back Home Magazine have collected hundreds of formulas for effective cleaning, gardening, and home maintenance—as well as ways our ancestors saved on heating bills, prevented costly repairs, and maintained a cozy, charming home with little besides ingenuity.
Drawing on the advice and techniques of contributors across the country, this indispensable guide shows you the best ways to take care of everything in your home from wood floors, to tile, to stainless steel appliances--and how to get the longest life out of every household item from pots and pans to pillowcases.
The Country Almanac of Housekeeping Techniques That Save You Money is chock-full of solutions, recipes, and how-to projects for living a simpler, cleaner life and keeping your home beautiful.
Richard Freudenberger is the publisher of Back Home Magazine and has authored several books on country skills and sustainable living. He lives in Lancaster County, PA.