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15 Brilliant Hacks for a Cleaner Home in 2018

Bob Vila Logo By Caitlin Castelaz of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 15: <p>Once a coveted luxury, real silver has <a href="https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/14-long-forgotten-house-trends-we-re-glad-are-gone-50317">fallen out of fashion</a>. Part of its diminished popularity is no doubt due to its expense, but the fact that silver requires polishing to remove tarnish probably also factors into this loss of luster. If you love the look of silver, but your busy lifestyle doesn't afford time for extra cleaning duties, toss a silica gel packet (the kind found in boxes of new shoes, handbags, and vitamin bottles) into your silver drawer. The silica draws in moisture, and the resulting drier atmosphere slows the tarnishing process.</p><br><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/14-retro-home-trends-it-s-time-to-revisit-49385">14 Retro Home Trends It’s Time to Revisit</a></strong></p>

Keep Silver Gleaming

Once a coveted luxury, real silver has fallen out of fashion. Part of its diminished popularity is no doubt due to its expense, but the fact that silver requires polishing to remove tarnish probably also factors into this loss of luster. If you love the look of silver, but your busy lifestyle doesn't afford time for extra cleaning duties, toss a silica gel packet (the kind found in boxes of new shoes, handbags, and vitamin bottles) into your silver drawer. The silica draws in moisture, and the resulting drier atmosphere slows the tarnishing process.


Related: 14 Retro Home Trends It’s Time to Revisit

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