My grandma passed away a couple of years ago, and I inherited a silver cuff/bracelet of hers that she and my grandpa both had. Ironically, my mom and dad got the exact same bracelets together too, so it became a bit of a family thing.

However, once it made its way to me, I noticed it had really seen better days, as it was pretty tarnished. I had it tucked away for a while, always intending to find a day to go down to the store to get some silver cleaner, but, of course, that always managed to slip my mind.

So, there the bracelet remained, just sitting.

Finally, I decided there must be an at-home way to get this thing to shine.

Enter google.

Why I didn’t do this sooner, I have no idea. I googled DIY silver cleaner. And let me tell you, the concoction I created from this google search is freaking genius.

I only had one bracelet to clean so I didn’t need a ginormous bowl to do the cleaning in, but if you have something larger in size to clean up, then I would quadruple this recipe.

Line a small non-aluminum bowl with aluminum foil (I didn’t have an aluminum bowl, so I went with a regular everyday bowl). Add two teaspoons of baking soda and boiling water. Drop your item (ring, bracelet, pendant) in there for 10 seconds. Remove. Wipe clean and buff away the grime. You’ll literally see the tarnish bubble up and you can wipe it away like it’s dust.


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