Feeling a little lacklustre these days? Maybe some of the dullness from your furniture is rubbing of on you.

Here’s a fool-proof list of ideas on how to keep different surfaces shiny!

Mirrors – Rubbing alcohol (surgical spirit) and coffee filters

Add a little dab of rubbing alcohol on a stack of a few coffee filters. The rubbing alcohol cleans thoroughly and evaporates perfectly, and the coffee filters tidy up the debris without leaving anything behind. Do a final wipe down with a microfibre cloth! 

Tarnished Silver – Baking soda and hot water

Line a sink or bowl with aluminium foil (shiny side facing up) and place all tarnished silver pieces inside. Add a cup of baking soda over the items and fill the bowl up with HOT water. Leave to sit until water cools down. Take everything out and wipe away residue. 

Tarnished Brass – Lemon juice and baking soda

Make a paste using lemon juice and baking soda. Wipe the brass with the paste using a soft cloth.


Wood furniture – (120ml) Olive oil and (60ml) lemon juice

Mix olive oil and lemon juice to make your own wood furniture polish.Use a small amount each time when applying. Store in the fridge between uses. 

Marble – Soap and water

Never use acidic cleaners (lemon juice, vinegar) on marble because they will cause etching marks on the surface. Instead, soap and water is sufficient. If stains seep into the surface, create a paste from baking soda, dish soap and water and apply directly. Cover it in plastic wrap and leave it moist for a day 






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