You probably already use this item from your recycle bin to clean up wet messes and wipe streaky windows and mirrors, but it’s ready to do much more…

Polish faucets and other metal items (particularly chrome-trimmed glass fixtures or furniture) with plain newspaper. Newspaper ink is a terrific polishing agent that requires no water or liquid, so just crumple a piece of newspaper and rub.

Thanks to Julie Edelman, author of The Accidental Housewife: How to Overcome Housekeeping Hysteria One Task at a Time, for help with this tip.

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