When two friends on separate occasions mention that you haven’t blogged in a while, it’s about time you pay a visit to blogland. I’m sure I’m at the risk of having a third friend drop a not-so-subtle hint* and I’d hate to disappoint another buddy. So, I’ll share a little clean-up job I did a few weeks back. I’d love to share pictures of my house, but it’s an absolute hot mess right now. Just to paint you a pretty picture: we have two unpacked suitcases in the bedroom (about to be packed again tomorrow), 2 dresses drying/hanging from the laundry closet, a womb chair full of towels and a half eaten pot of vodka pasta turning into a paste on the stove. Yeah, a hot mess. It’s definitely wedding season and we’ve been in full-time travel mode – thus, the house suffers.
Even though the house is in shambles, I’ve had time for a few (very random) projects. You see, I have this lovely necklace that was a bit worse for the wear. I’ve only recently learned that you shouldn’t shower/swim in nice jewelry because it tarnishes it. Basic jewelry 101, right? I wanted to see if I could revive my favorite necklace, so I visited my good friend Google and came up with this.
I only left the necklace in the solution for a minute or so and then rinsed it with some cold water once it was done. I. Was. Shocked. I had tried to clean that necklace numerous times with jewelry cleaners, etc. and nothing even made a dent. Who knew that 2 minutes in a salt/baking soda solution would bring my necklace back to life?
I forgot to take a before shot (story of my life) but the clean necklace (right) is next to another tarnished necklace that I cleaned a bit later. Impressive results, right? Hope this free little trick will help you clean your otherwise ruined jewelry/silverware!
*scratch that, my husband just said “you haven’t blogged in a month!”. D’oh.