Aluminum foil is a staple in most household pantries, as it comes in handy for everything from wrapping leftovers to lining the drip pans below your stove burners. But you will be surprised to know that there are many more aluminum foil uses other than cooking and wrapping up extra slices of pizza. It can be used as a common household material to clean.
Today we are going to throw light on some of the ways to use aluminum foil for cleaning purposes. The tips are by maid service Overland Park professionals.
Cleaning Silverware with Aluminum Foil
You can easily clean the tarnish off of silverware with aluminum foil. Moreover, this method isn’t even labor intensive.
Requirements– Aluminum foil; a glass baking dish; enough boiling water to completely submerge your silverware in the baking dish; ½ cup of distilled white vinegar; 1 tablespoon of baking soda; 1 tablespoon of sea salt; a microfiber cloth; tongs.
- Use the aluminum foil to completely line the glass baking dish and make sure that the shinier side of the foil is facing upwards.
- After combining baking soda and sea salt, sprinkle the mixture into the dish.
- Now, add vinegar to the dish which will give rise to fizz as it reacts with the baking soda.
- Be careful with not scalding yourself, add the boiling water to the baking dish.
- In a single layer, place your silverware along the bottom of the dish and make sure that each piece is making contact with the aluminum foil.
- Depending on how heavy the tarnish is, let the silverware soak for 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
- Make use of the tongs to remove the silverware from the solution.
- Dry and buff your silver with a microfiber cloth.
- For any additional batches of silverware that you need to clean, repeat these steps with fresh solution.
Sharpening Scissors with Aluminum Foil
Believe it or not, you can sharpen scissors with aluminum foil.
Requirements- A sheet of aluminum foil about 12 inches long and your dull scissors.
- Fold your foil lengthwise several times as you need to have a folded strip of foil that is several layers thick and about one-inch wide.
- Working lengthwise, cut the foil with your scissors. Make sure you make full cuts, so that the entirety of the blades is sharpened. The idea behind this method is that cutting the foil will hone your scissors.
- Snip a piece of paper in order to test the sharpness of your scissors.
- After your scissor blades are sharpened to your liking, wipe them down with a damp paper towel to remove any remnants of the foil.
Removing Rust Using Aluminum Foil
The material is known for really bringing the shine back to the chrome.
Requirements– Aluminum foil; dishwashing liquid; microfiber cloths; a bucket of water.
- Create some soapy water by adding a few drops of dishwashing liquid to the bucket of water and swishing it around.
- Dampen the microfiber cloth and clean off the chrome area that has been rusted. It will make it easier for you to see the rusty patches.
- Rinse it out after emptying your bucket. Then fill it with plain water.
- Tear off a strip of aluminum foil and dip it in the bucket of water.
- Rub the wet foil gently on the rusted spots.
- Make sure to wipe away any bits of rust with a dry microfiber cloth every now and then.
- Repeat this process until all the rust has been removed.
- Buff the chrome with a clean microfiber cloth and apply a coat of wax or polish to prevent future rust buildup.
Hope these tips will be of advantage to you. For more information or to hire professional maid services in Overland Park, approach Tidy Up Angels LLC by calling us on 913-642-2006.