By now, plans are likely well underway for your big holiday celebration. Maybe you’re hosting a party, celebrating Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at your house and (hopefully) pulling out all of your loveliest silverware and serving pieces (instead of all the throw-away stuff!).
Do those lovely pieces include silver? Have you CHECKED your silver? Maybe there are long periods between uses and you might want to check now to make sure they haven’t tarnish…
If they have, fear not! You can clean them without using any harsh chemical cleaners and concoctions.
Here are three easy and safe ways to get them sparkly and clean:
- Line your sink with aluminum foil. Place the silver on the foil and add boiling water, one cup of baking soda and a dash of salt. Let the silver sit and in a few minutes the tarnish will transfer to the foil! Then just rinse and dry. (Remember to recycle the foil!)
- You can polish and clean them by hand using a soft cloth and toothpaste. Rinse them with warm water and dry.
- Another by-hand formula is 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Clean them with a soft cloth with this solution… and again, rinse and dry.
So, shine ’em up, keep the chemicals at bay and let the party commence!…
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"Going green" has always been a part of my daily life. It began, as a little girl, when I helped my mom gather the recyclables and deliver them to a recycling center. It continues today, as a mom myself, when I teach my own children those same responsible virtues.
There are so many more facets of going green in the modern day, and the definition of the term reaches far beyond simple recycling. But going green isn't just about installing solar panels on your rooftop... it's about all the little choices that make the biggest difference. From food choices, to cleaning your home, to saving money on your monthly utility bills and consumption; the choices are vast.
However, there is a popular misconception that "going green" will "cost you green." We're inundated with green products, eco-friendly formulas, organics and mountains of options, making it seem that going green is an investment rather than an opportunity.
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When you make wise choices to gain the most benefit, relieve the burden on the environment, and save money to use elsewhere, everyone wins. You've already taken the first step. You've come here for help to make it happen.
Put these tips into action, and you will soon find that you can "save green" while you "go green"!