Frugal Tip Tuesday – make your own silver polish

The great thing about having a frugal living blog; people shares their own tips and tricks with you! A friend recently gave me a bunch of tips that she uses, so I thought I would try one out and let you know how it works!

Silver polish is expensive, and smelly, and I can only imagine how harmful those chemicals are. Not really something I want to keep in my house with a little boy who likes getting into cupboards. So a friend told me of a way to clean silver using boiling water, tin foil, and baking soda, so here is what you do:

Line a plastic container with tin foil (shiny side up):

what you're gonna need

Place silver items in container (I’m cleaning a chain with a medal and a cross, works on silver cutlery as well)

I love a good baking soda fizz!

Sprinkle baking soda over items, and pour boiling water in slowly, enough to cover the items:

Let stand for several minutes, rinse, and rub with a clean soft dry cloth. I had to repeat this procedure, and I would say that it works pretty well. Not 100% shiny, but pretty good for a make-it-yourself cleaner!

BEFORE
AFTER

Hard to tell in these bad pictures, but they do look a lot better in person. The medal isn’t great quality, so it didn’t clean as well as the cross and chain. But hey, I did this with stuff I already had in the kitchen. THUMBS UP!

Advertisements

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s