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The "Does It Work?" Challenge: Polishing Silver with Baking Soda

by Molly Mc
The "Does It Work?" Challenge: Polishing Silver with Baking Soda
 
In observance of Cleaning and Organization month on Curbly, we're staging our own version of Mythbusters and trying out some fabled household tips and tricks to see if they really work. Yesterday, I tried cleaning windows with newspaper and coffee filters. Today I attempt polishing silver with a shortcut using baking soda, but not in the way you might think....
 
 

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Bruno & Alicia's Hanukkah Table

by Alicia Lacy

Our Hanukkah table setting.

We're a Christmukkah house (or a Hanumas house, if you prefer). I love the fact that we celebrate both holidays, because it provides us the opportunity spend time with loved ones, share traditions, enjoy amazing eats, and decorate.

Hanukkah begins at sundown this evening, and our table is already set. We assembled a simple table incorporating the colors blue, silver, and white. Using a vase we had on hand, and our everyday dishes, we spruced...

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String Rings

by DIY Maven

created on: 09/11/08

Jewelry is not a usual topic here on Curbly, but when I spotted these String-Rings, I just had to post them. Of course they are a play on the old notion of tying a string around your finger to remind yourself of something; but these .925 sterling silver bands raise the practice to something much more beautiful. And meaningful. Each ring, sold for $25, comes with a gift bag, polishing cloth and 20 different-colored strings. It’s up to you to...

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How To Clean Silver [the natural way].

by Chris Gardner

It's the most wonderful time of the year...and by wonderful, we mean getting out your fanciest china and tableware.  If you have a sharp looking set of sterling silver, keep it tarnish free with this natural, earth-friendly cleaning method.

Materials:

  • Silverware (or jewelry, if you please)
  • Saucepan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking Soda
  • Tongs
  • Clean, soft rag

Read the full instructions from Cleaning.GetRidOfThings.com.

How To Clean Silver [the natural way].
[Photo from jupiterimages.com] 

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White or Silver Christmas Tree?

by Chris Gardner

Well, the Curbly holiday posts have officially begun, so thought I may as well solicit the ideas of the Curbly geniuses before the pre-Holiday sales are over

The blue-spruce-alike Christmas tree and cutesy country ornaments and tree skirt I inherited from my family totally clash with my wish-it-was-space-age-modernism decor in our living room. And I love Christmas...I mean love Christmas, so it's pretty problematic, as our tree is up ASAP, and...

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The Secret Life of Toothpaste

by DIY Maven

The Secret Life of Toothpaste

Any gal with a diamond knows that a toothbrush and a little toothpaste will make that rock twinkle. But toothpaste has other more lowly pursuits than putting the spark in your bling.

Cast Iron Sinks

Toothpaste will remove pot marks from cast iron (and vitreous glass) sinks and it’s a cheap alternative to more expensive cleaners. My Pepsodent (the lowest-priced I could find at the store) is a fraction of the cost of Kohler’s fancy Cast Iron Kitchen...

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