Not heard of this before!

Monday, 8 August 2011

I've finally discovered the blog of Miss Thrifty. :)

Frugal outlook and money-saving tips - yes please!  I've not read much so far; I have a habit of going through a blogs archives and reading everything in order so I've not got further than August 2008.

She gave a curious suggestion of how to clean silver jewellery.  Silver is my personal preference and as I work in a jewellery shop I tend to get asked about how to clean it.  Naturally, when the boss is around I recommend the pricey products of wipes and dips - when the boss is not around however I've always shared my tip of using bicarbonate of soda - warm water, a dash of soda and a gentle scrub with an old toothbrush to get in the nooks and voila!

But Miss Thrifty has suggested something rather unusual.  Bowl of hot water, generous dash of salt ... and a strip of aluminum foil.

I don't understand how that works (any science-minded types able to explain?) but the before and after photos look promising.

I fully intend to try that out next time I'm giving my things a clean.  I'd never pay for expensive cleaners, I don't believe they're ever worth the money.


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