Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Quick Tip for Tuesday :)

With the holidays quickly approaching I was contemplating buying new glasses, but I really don't have that in my budget right now.  My glasses looked like someone had used them and then just put them back in my cabinet. I tried scrubbing them and I even tried my secret weapon - the magic eraser - but nothing seemed to be working. The hard water and dishwasher detergent residue left them looking "less than appetizing". I'm embarrassed to say that one actually looked like someone had a nice tall glass of milk and didn't even wipe it off before storing in my cabinet.

 *EW*

 I should have taken "before" and "after" pictures so you could really get the full effect, but I'll be honest, I'd rather poke myself in the eye than share that horror with you!
So HOW in the world did I get these glasses to sparkle like new you ask?
I soaked them in a bucket of regular white vinegar.
I paid $2.79 for a gallon of  Target brand white vinegar and then after soaking them for about an hour or so I washed them with dish soap and warm water.
 I decided to leave the one glass that looked like it had milk in it soaking in the vinegar over night.
Now all my glasses are holiday ready

and my tea kettle is de-limed

and the tray under the water dispenser in my refrigerator door is bright and clean and free of hard water deposits........

8 comments:

  1. I must try this... thanks for the tip :)

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  2. It is amazing how something so cheap and environmentally friendly can do such a great job cleaning. And even as stinky as it is, it is also a natural deodorizer. Yay for 'new' glasses without the 'new' cost.

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  3. what a great idea and one that I must try. thanks for the tip!

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  4. simple, practical and cheap. awesome sauce. I have a couple of cups like that and a gallon of vinegar.....dang...a new chore to add to my list!

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  5. Yea! Great job! Thanks for sharing the tip! :)

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  6. They are all pretty and looking brand new! Thanks for the tip ;)

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  7. Vinegar is my secret weapon in the dishwasher too. My dishes and glasses come out virtually spotless :-)!

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