Today for my A Pinteresting Wednesday I decided to go to my "tips, tricks, good to know" board. There were a couple of DIY cleaning tips that I wanted to try.
I was probably drawn to the first tip because my favorite white shirt was only wearable if I put a jacket or sweater over it. The super embarrassing and yucky underarms made me sad. Was I ever going to be able to wear my oh-so-lovely summer shirt again?
When I remembered that I had pinned a way to fix that underarm yellow stain I kind of jumped up for joy.
The idea seemed easy enough. Could it really fix my shirt?
I know it is hard to see the yellow, but trust
me it is there. It was super gross.
After I combined the cleaning mixture, I took a laundry scrub brush and really let those stains have it.
I will tell you what, even right after I scrubbed them I could tell a difference.
Then once I washed and dried my shirt, I was sold. My shirt was so sparkling clean. Buh-bye ugly yellow underarms.
Now it can be safely worn all by itself with no shame to me. Yipee!
Now Dawn seems to have even more magical qualities. I also came across this pin to clean jewelry.
With a simple mixture of only a couple ingredients, it claims to clean pretty much any of your nice jewelry.
I will let you in on a secret...
I don't own nice jewelry. I pretty much stick to jewelry from forever21, target, hand-me-downs, and so on.
The nicest thing I own is, and probably will always be, my wedding ring. I am just not a fancy girl. Besides my ring, jewelry does not float my boat.
Now because this jewelry is also something I wear 24/7 it is pretty gosh darn filthy. I thought I owed it to my one piece of sparkly to clean it.
So I used this DIY jewelry cleaning solution. Just looky what it did...
I thought so, AND it was super easy.
Dawn was involved again.
1. Heat 1 cup of water for 2 minutes in the microwave.
2. Prepare 1 TBS salt, 1 TBS Dawn, and 1 TBS baking soda
3. Put a little piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of the hot water
4. Add the salt, Dawn, and baking soda
5. Immerse the ring and let it set for 10-15 minutes
6. Remove jewelry from the mixture, rinse off with cold water. Then
gently wipe off with a soft rag.
BAM. Clean and sparkly jewelry once again.
Who knew Dawn was so extra awesome? I certainly did not.
Here are some other Dawn DIY tricks that I found and thought I would share:
Go check out the power of Dawn for yourself!
Thought I would mention that Dawn is not paying me to sing their
praises. I am doing this of my own little free will. In fact,
I would wager a bet that Dawn doesn't even know my name.
Lucky for me though, I know theirs!