10 weird but effective tricks to clean silver objects

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We all have silverware, be it jewelry, cutlery or coins. Here’s how you can regain its specific brightness using only ingredients you have in your house.

Aluminum foil
Boil 1 liter of water with a tablespoon of baking soda and a piece of aluminum foil. Put the silverware in the pot for 10 seconds or more and then remove it using pliers. If the blackness doesn’t disappear completely, mix ¼ cup of baking soda with two tablespoons of water. Apply the paste with a damp sponge, then rinse and wipe with a dry cloth.

Laundry detergent
You can use powder laundry detergent to regain the silver brightness. Take a medium bowl, cover its interior with aluminum foil and fill it with warm water. Add one tablespoon of power detergent then soak the silver objects for 1 minute. Rinse them with water and dry them.

Put tomato sauce on a sponge and rub the blackened silver objects. If the blackness doesn’t come out, let it act 15 minutes, then rub with a piece of soft cloth and rinse. If objects have certain patterns, use a toothbrush to get into every corner.

The mixture made of starch and water will shine your silverware. Apply it with a damp cloth, dry it and rub using an abrasive cloth.

Hand disinfectant
This substance has another role. You can use it to clean silver. Put a few drops on a soft cloth and rub the silver objects.

Lemon soda
If you keep your silver objects 1 hour and a half in a bowl of Sprite or 7up and then you rinse and dry them, they will shine.

Glass cleaning solution
Spray some glass cleaner on a cloth or toothbrush and gently rub the silverware. This will regain its original brilliance.

Pieces of chalk
If you put a few pieces of chalk in the drawer where you deposit the silverware, it will absorb moisture and it will protect it against smutch.

If you have a silver keychain, sink it 10 minutes in a solution made of ½ cup warm water and ammonia. Rub it gently with a damp, clean it and dry it.

White vinegar
White vinegar is good for silver jewelry, too. Soak the jewelry 2-3 hours in a cup of vinegar where you’ve added 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Rinse with cold water and dry with a cloth.

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