Silver cleaning, crunchy style

Jan 5, 2015

Check out my latest post at Moms Magazine!

You read that right.  I am so slow, and I know that lots of you ladies have made this discovery before me.  You can clean silver easily and without chemicals! My grandmother and mother gave me a lot of silver.  Jewelry, serving pieces, a lot of it.

I recently pulled out a pair of my moms earrings that I had not seen in a long time.  Mostly because of my ridiculous fear of ear piercing that didn't allow me to get it done until I was 30 (and shamed by my little sisters), but let's not talk about that now.

Those beauties were gross.  And they have these tiny links that are impossible to clean.  The idea of using my old silver cleaner that requires gloves on something that I will put in my ears just did not sit well with this somewhat crunchy mama.

I scoured the web and bingo!  There is an answer!  From apartment therapy I found this...  The best part was that I had everything laying around the house!

In a nutshell you will need:

1. A glass pan
2. Aluminum foil to line the pan
3. A cup of boiling water
4. One tablespoon of baking soda
5. One tablespoon of salt
6. One half cup of white vinegar

That's it!  Boil the water.  Line your pan with the foil, add the ingredients and wait for about 30 seconds.  Mine needed a minute due to the extreme tarnish.  It worked.  No kidding.  

Want to read the rest?  Check it out here, at Moms Magazine!


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