Soak Onions in Water to Prevent Tears: A quick soak in water is all that you need to eliminate tears, and as an added bonus you might get better onion flavor out of them. Just cut the ends off and peel the onion before giving it a little soak.
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.