The easiest way to clean silver

easiest way to clean silver

Three kitchen items and 5 minutes of your time make this recipe the easiest, cheapest, and most thorough way to clean silver. This post came about because I wanted to try the ketchup brass cleaner on other metals. Yeah, it was a fail.   Ketchup and baking soda did absolutely nothing to clean the tarnish […]

Can you clean brass with ketchup?

cleaning brass with ketchup

Have you ever wondered if ketchup can really clean brass?  Today we’re attempting to clean brass with ketchup, and how it compares to store-bought cleaners. Have you ever wondered if ketchup can really clean brass?  I’ve read dozens of articles and each seems to offer a different bit of advice; use ketchup for 1 hour, […]

How to clean gas fireplace glass

how to clean gas fireplace glass

How to clean gas fireplace glass – it’s so easy you’ll kick yourself you didn’t do it sooner (I did lol) Did you know you could (easily) clean the inside of the glass on your gas fireplace? Neither did I! We built our house in 2005 and the gas fireplace glass has never been cleaned. […]

How to thoroughly detail your car’s interior at home

detailing your car, car detailing, cleaning your car

Professional car detailing runs around $200. Today I’m showing how to detail your car’s interior at home with items you may already have (or can use at the gas station) This post contains Amazon affiliate links to the items I used.  For full Amazon affiliate disclosure, please see the sidebar or bottom of the page. […]

How NOT to clean a cookie sheet – because nothing works

Cleaning a cookie sheet, how not to clean a cookie sheet, methods for cleaning a cookie sheet that don't work

Have you seen the photos where a dryer sheet or baking soda miraculously clean a greasy and grimy cookie sheet to new?  I’ve tested the methods folks, and based on my findings, they don’t work.  Proof?  Here are 3 ½ ways on how NOT to clean a cookie sheet.  I needed a quick win today. […]

Re-caulking your shower

Re-caulking your shower, how to caulk your shower

Did you know that you are “supposed” to re-caulk your shower/tub about every 5 years?  I’m not sure who set the rule and deadline – but if my shower was any indication, it seems an accurate timeline for this chore. Ewwwww!! The close-up makes it look only slightly worse than it was, but even the […]

Single-use soap

single-use soap, handsoap, decorative soap, hand-crafted soap

A great idea for minimizing contact amidst Covid, these pretty single-use soaps are decorative, smell wonderful and are so easy to make! Just popping in with a quick idea today – not even sure if I can stretch it out to 300 words so that Google will include it in its search engines… but it’s […]