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Here’s Proof That You Can Clean The Home Using Cream of Tartar

This unexpected cleaning tool will amaze you!

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Most of us know cream of tartar as just another powder we can use to whip up different dishes and even tasty desserts. Little do we know that it can help keep the home sparkling, too! Other than our favorite natural cleaners like vinegar and baking soda, you can count on cream of tartar to get a few cleaning tasks done. Need a bit of convincing? Here’s a list of chores you can do with it:

1. Get rid of stains on carpet

No one enjoys dealing with nasty stains on carpets. Say goodbye to stress by dabbing a paste made of lemon juice and cream of tartar over the stain and let it sit for five to 10 minutes. Using a damp cloth, gently blot the paste until the stain is removed completely. Wipe it clean with a soft cloth. Feel free to repeat the process if you still see faint marks.

2. Remove ink stains from clothes

Mix cream of tartar with hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Apply it to the garment and leave it to dry for one to two hours. Wash your clothes as usual.

3. Polish copper items

Bring back the luster of your copper items with a paste made of one part cream of tartar and one part lemon juice. Using a rag, clean the item then rinse it clean. Dry it using a new rag and see it sparkle anew.

4. Clean your bathtub

Make a bathtub rub for the dreaded bathtub ring by mixing equal parts of cream of tartar and baking soda with a bit of fresh lemon juice to create a paste. Scrub it onto the stains and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing.

5. Remove scratches from dishes

Mix cream of tartar with water to achieve a soft paste. Rub it onto your dinnerware and rinse with warm water. Doing so can help remove light scratches caused by utensils scraping on the surface.

 6. Clean porcelain

You can also clean your sink and toilet using this wonder ingredient! With a paste of cream of tartar and vinegar in equal parts, rub it over the stained area, then wipe and rinse it clean.

7. Get rid of rust

To eliminate stubborn rust, mix a teaspoon of cream of tartar with 1/4 cup of baking soda. Add enough amount of hydrogen peroxide to form a paste. Rub this over the rusty part and let it sit for half an hour. Clean it with a damp sponge afterwards.

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