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Best way to remove mineral deposits in vases

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Getting flowers is such a nice gesture from a friend or loved one. Being remembered for a special occasion or a surprise that says “I Love You” for no reason at all makes you feel special.

Some vases that flowers come in are so pretty you want to save them and re-use over and over again instead of sending them to the recycle bin. Or maybe you are crafty and want to create something special to give as gifts or sell.

One problem many of us face from fresh flowers sitting in a vase for a week or longer is that the glass can become cloudy. Another problem is that mineral deposits form on the bottom of the vase and seem to either ruin the vase or are just impossible to clean out.

That will no longer be an issue anymore!

There is an easy way to remove those cloudy spots and mineral deposits.

Fill the vase just slightly over the unsightly line caused from the flowers and stagnant water with white vinegar or even apple cider vinegar. Then add two tablespoons of raw white rice into the vase. Place plastic wrap over the vase top and tie it on with a rubber band to prevent the liquid from splashing out. Then, shake the vase over a sink, wash tub or bathtub.

The friction and the coarse rice will break up those ugly mineral deposits. Then wash the vase out with hot soap and water, let it air dry on paper towels and you’ll now have a surprisingly clean vase to re-use and be proud to display in your home.

This trick also works wonderfully with wine decanters too. No more red stains will be left behind so it will look brand new whenever you’ll be serving guests wine in your home.

Be proud of the sparkling special glass pieces you display!

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