This long-forgotten gem of a cleaning agent may be used with a little water or vinegar to lift even the most stubborn stains. Unattractive grout driving you batty? Mold and mildew stains got you reaching for the Prozac? Burner pans and casserole dishes giving you fits? Cream of Tartar is your new best friend.

all kinds of uses for cream of tartar (- if you don't have baking powder, you can make it with C. of tartar + baking soda, too)

This is the holy grail of stain removal! 200+ STAIN FIXES from University of Illinois Extension. Pin now for future stain emergencies! #homecare

Fill container with vinegar, sugar and salt to trap wasps... I'll be placing these around the yard this year! ... I have been telling people this trick for years! :D

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8-18-13...AMAZING. My grout looks brand new again. It was close to black! Grout cleaning recipe

THE best stain remover ever. Even for old stains. Every mom needs this recipe - 2 parts hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 part baking soda and 1 part dish detergent

clean your oven with 5 T baking soda 5 drops dawn dish soap and 4 T vinegar, mix into a paste and spread all over let it sit for 15 minutes then wipe off.

Soak old paintbrushes in hot vinegar for 30 mins then rinse to get the old paint out. (Lots more tips and tricks in the link.)

DIY Fabric Whitener It is SO simple and can’t believe that it works. You take one cup of cream of tartar (used in baking for some frosting to make them white, so that’s why this makes so much sense) and three cups of water. Mix together in a clean bucket and let your-at one time white shirts- soak and enjoy a fresh white shirt after washing in a regular cycle.

Ingredients: 1 tbsp dish soap (regular Dawn) 1 tbsp white vinegar 2 cups hot water Baking soda Instructions: Sprinkle baking soda on the stain and wait 10 minutes. Then vacuum it up. Mix the dish soap, vinegar, and water together. With a clean cloth, start dabbing the stain remover on the stain. Keep blotting until it's completely gone.

INEXPENSIVE CLEANING SECRET: a little water or vinegar will lift even the most stubborn stains; cleans grout, mold & mildew stains, burner pans, porcelain tubs; also nature's bleaching agent. It is an acid, but is not harmful. Use a few tablespoons of cream of tartar with hot water or hydrogen peroxide to clean aluminum pans, rusty drains or stains. Add lemon juice to COT to clean copper. Add glycerin with few tsp COT & makes spray-&-wash fabric stain remover. | best stuff

Use a few drops of water, cream of tartar, and a sponge to get your stainless steel appliances looking brand new again.

Totally worked! It took forever to find beige sponges. It had to be really saturated. And will probably need a round two...but happy with results

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Wash 1: 1 cup vinegar on hot cycle wash 2: 1/2 cup baking soda normal cycle dry: dry completely and done!!! I do this to all my stinky towels. did it, it works --aj

homemade leather cleaner

How To Fix Scratches on Wood Furniture- 1/2 cup of vinegar with a 1/2 cup of olive oil- rub it on, that's it! IT WORKS.

Vinegar And Dish Soap, No Scrubbing. Heat 1/2 Cups White Vinegar In Microwave For 90 Seconds, Pour Into Spray Bottle. Add 1/2 Cups Blue Dawn Dish Soap. Shake Gently To Mix. Spray On Surface, Let It Sit 1-2 Hours. Just Wipe It Away, Then Rinse With Water. Should Also Take Soap Scum Off Shower Doors. It works amazingly well! I have a new cheap bathroom cleaner! via