Sunday, February 15, 2009

Toothpaste Your Table!

There's nothing more embarrassing to a hostess than a piece of beautiful furniture with its token water stain. As much as we try to cover them with tablecloths, use our coasters, and nag at everyone within reach to "please don't put your glass down there", water stains are inevitable. You may be picking up glasses after a party and just when you're about to flop onto the couch with a sigh of see it. That one solitary water glass sweating with condensation. Eeek! Your rush over to grab it only to find a beautiful ring of white in its place. Harrumph! You now have a water stain. :(

The same thing happened to me just 2 weekends ago. With the craziness of the move I hadn't been paying attention to what drink or food item had been placed on what. Not until last night that is, when I was preparing the table for our Valentine's Day dinner. Several handsome white rings adorned the table as if to yell, "I belong here." In my head I'm thinking, "NO you don't!" Then I remembered Grandma telling me that if you use toothpaste it'll take the white stains off your table. I grabbed the paste from the bathroom and went to work. With lots of elbow grease, a soft cloth, and a tube of Jason's Sea fresh organic toothpaste, I saw those stains going going and going until they were gone! I was amazed! I'm a believer now! I think you could use any kind of non-gel toothpaste, I just happened to use Jason's because that's what I had. I'm definitely going to use this trick from now on! Thought I'd pass it along to you! :) If you have any fun stain stories, I'd love to hear about them! Happy cleaning!


Anonymous said...

Hey Gaily,

This is not a stain remover but a quick home remedy fix for when you have unsightly looking holes in the wall-mix flour and a little water into a paste and dab onto the wall. In a pinch it worked great for me and blended into our tan walls:)

Love you sis,

Grace said...

To remove tough grease stains on clothing, put a little detergent directly on stain, rub in gently and then pour boiling hot water over the stain. Repeat process a few times until the stain is gone! I did this on a really bad car oil/grease stain on some of Aaron's shorts, and you can't even tell that it was ever there now!