Silverware and Jewelry Cleaning by the Best and Most Thorough Residential House Cleaning and Maid Service in Northbrook, IL. Silver can quickly become tarnished from humidity and non-use. Below are some unique ways to keep your silver sparkling and shiny, without too much effort, proclaims the Best Residential House Cleaning and Maid Service in Northbrook, IL., Dial-A-Maid.
- Line a bottom of a non-aluminum dish with a sheet of aluminum foil. Mix 1 tablespoon of Baking Soda into a quart of hot, boiling water. Pour into the pan. Soak your silver tray or silverware for ½ hour. Time will vary depending on the amount of tarnish on your silver. Buff with a clean, dry cloth.
- If very tarnished, make a paste of ¼ cup of Baking Soda and 2 tablespoons of water. Apply with a damp sponge. Rinse well and buff dry, says the Most Thorough Residential House Cleaning and Maid Service in Northbrook, IL., Dial-A-Maid.
- To make silver jewelry sparkle, line a medium sized bowl with aluminum foil and fill with hot water. Mix 1 tablespoon of powdered laundry detergent, then soak your silver for 1 minute. Rinse with clean, cool water. Your jewelry will be shining and look like new, Dial-A-Maid, the 45 Year Old Residential House Cleaning and Maid Service in Northbrook, IL., professes.
- Put ketchup on a paper towel, and rub it into your silver with a soft cloth. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes, then rinse with clear water.
- Apply Cornstarch and water onto your tarnished silver, with a damp cloth. Let it dry then rub it with something mildly abrasive, like a rough towel or cheesecloth. Rinse with clear water.
- Hand sanitizer not only fights germs but provides a great method to polish silver. Squirt a few drops on a soft cloth and rub away the tarnish, says the Best Residential House Cleaning and Maid Service in Northbrook, IL., Dial-A-Maid.