An easy and inexpensive way to shine your silver using kitchen items.- Tips-n-Tricks

Since real silver jewelry is prone to tarnish and you may not always have a polishing cloth or cleaner in your home (I think it too expensive to purchase), here is a quick and easy way to get your silver gleaming. Simply make a paste of two parts water to one part cornstarch and apply to your

baking, cheaper, cleaner, coffee, day, feel, hank, hem, iron, joann, lol, makes, sharing, soda, tee, teeth, thank you, time, wonderful, xmas, silver, jewelry, cloth, easy, apply, part, damp, cornstarch, parts, paste, make, water, discoloration, disappear, mrgreen, walaa, mixture, wipe, simply, letting, tarnish, prone, real, shine, inexpensive, kitchen, items, polishing, purchase, expensive

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Frugal Goddess
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    2,260
    Blog Entries
    79
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Star An easy and inexpensive way to shine your silver using kitchen items.


    Since real silver jewelry is prone to tarnish and you may not always have a polishing cloth or cleaner in your home (I think it too expensive to purchase), here is a quick and easy way to get your silver gleaming.
    Simply make a paste of two parts water to one part cornstarch and apply to your jewelry with a damp cloth. All it should take is one wipe after letting this mixture dry and the discoloration will disappear!

    walaa!!


    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

  2. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to faxonfive For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Budget101 Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    443
    Blog Entries
    9
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default


    I've heard toothpaste works too! (Haven't tested it- but just an idea)

  4. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to starsinnight For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Frugal Goddess
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    2,260
    Blog Entries
    79
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default


    Toothpast?? I am going to try that...thanks!!
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

  6. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to faxonfive For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Smart Budgeter
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ms
    Posts
    84
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Thumbs up


    I'm going to try both!!! Thank you both for sharing with us. Have a wonderful day all!!! Right now it's time for more coffee and the curling iron, lol.

    Nana


  8. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Nana106 For This Useful Post:


  9. #5
    Deal GURU
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    N. Ohio
    Posts
    3,117
    Blog Entries
    44
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default


    I've always use toothpaste. Or baking soda --used to brush teeth with baking soda growing up.
    JoAnn
    "Joy is not in things. It is within us"

  10. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to JoAnn For This Useful Post:


  11. #6
    Mod Squad
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cyberville
    Posts
    4,667
    Blog Entries
    136
    Downloads
    4
    Uploads
    0

    Default


    JoAnn, I still use the baking soda for brushing teeth. Makes them feel so much cleaner and whiter and cheaper

  12. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to wilbe95 For This Useful Post:


  13. #7
    Frugal Goddess
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    2,260
    Blog Entries
    79
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default


    I have never used baking soda...does it leave a film?
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

  14. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to faxonfive For This Useful Post:


  15. #8
    Deal GURU
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    N. Ohio
    Posts
    3,117
    Blog Entries
    44
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default


    No film is left. Just remember to rinse with war water.
    JoAnn
    "Joy is not in things. It is within us"

  16. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to JoAnn For This Useful Post:


  17. #9
    Frugal Goddess
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    2,260
    Blog Entries
    79
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default


    Warm water.......okay I will try this....does it make them whiter??
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

  18. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to faxonfive For This Useful Post:


  19. #10
    Mod Squad
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cyberville
    Posts
    4,667
    Blog Entries
    136
    Downloads
    4
    Uploads
    0

    Heart


    Oh sorry Lynn I thought you was asking about the baking soda for the silver. For the teeth, yes it does make them whiter-gets the coffee/tea stains off. Mix it with some water to make a little paste. Rinsing with warm water is kind of nasty but does help to ensure you get it all out. Almost feels like you were just at the dentist and had a cleaning

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to wilbe95 For This Useful Post:


  21. #11
    Frugal Goddess
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    2,260
    Blog Entries
    79
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default


    OOPS!! Sorry!! lol.....confuse myself sometimes too!! LOL.... I want to try this...I drink alot of coffee too!! Thanks Kim!!!!!
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

  22. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to faxonfive For This Useful Post:


  23. #12
    Mod Squad
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cyberville
    Posts
    4,667
    Blog Entries
    136
    Downloads
    4
    Uploads
    0

    Star


    If you add a little peroxide to the toothbrush also, that will really brighten them. Don't swallow anything though that would be bad

  24. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to wilbe95 For This Useful Post:


  25. #13
    Deal GURU
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    N. Ohio
    Posts
    3,117
    Blog Entries
    44
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default


    lllllooo Yes Kim, you are right about the warm water--but like you said "does help to ensure you get it all out". Sorry, if I changed the thread a bit with the comment about baking soda.
    JoAnn
    "Joy is not in things. It is within us"

  26. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to JoAnn For This Useful Post:


  27. #14
    Frugal Goddess
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    2,260
    Blog Entries
    79
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default


    OH NO dont apologize!!! I am learning alot here!!!!!! Thank you JoAnn and Kim!!!
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

  28. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to faxonfive For This Useful Post:


 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Easy and inexpensive room tranformations
    By faxonfive in forum Home Improvement / Decor
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-22-2009, 12:27 AM
  2. 51 uses for everyday kitchen items
    By mdowdy in forum Frugal Savings
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-26-2009, 11:38 AM
  3. egg carton critters - real easy and inexpensive!!
    By faxonfive in forum Halloween
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-06-2008, 07:40 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-30-2008, 05:12 AM
  5. Cleaning 2nd Hand Kitchen Items
    By RacheLenNix in forum Budget101 Discussion List
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-2004, 12:09 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •