I've been trying out some of the homemaker tips I've found on Pinterest as well as in a book I have by the Queen of Clean. Here's how they turned out:
Removing Scratches from Dishes
I did this by using the rough side of a damp sponge to work in some Bar Keepers Friend, which you can pick up at just about any grocery store. Took less than a minute per dish and they looked like new!
Tip Rating: A
I had just run out of Febreze so I thought I'd give this recipe a whirl. Two cups warm water, 1/4 cup fabric softener, 1 tsp baking soda. Pour everything in a spray bottle and shake up. It smelled nice, but I have yet to determine if it has the staying power of Febreze. Need a weekend in Vegas to really test that out!
Tip Rating: B+
Tip Rating: C+
Hard Water Stain Remover
I didn't post a photo of my powder room toilet because who wants to look at hard water stains in a toilet? This one rarely gets used and had some discoloration in the basin. I filled a spray bottle with vinegar, turned the water off in the toilet and flushed several times to drain, and spray it down with a liberal amount of vinegar. I left it to sit for about an hour then brushed it out. There was already a noticeable difference after this step, but I was going for a sparkling throne. I sprinkled the bowl with Borax and let it sit overnight. In the morning I brushed the bowl, turned the water on, and flushed several times. Voila! A pretty potty, a lovely loo.
Tip Rating: A
We all see tips and tricks online and I hope you enjoyed seeing or hearing about how these play out IRL. I'll have more for you next week. Cheers!