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Mineral Deposits

Water stains around a faucet from mineral deposits can be so ugly. I grew up with well water, but ever since I’ve been married (22+ years) we have had city water, and no water softener. The problem is that I get water stains/mineral deposits around my faucets, and it makes them look dirty, and they seem almost impossible to get off. If we all dried off around the faucets whenever we use the sink, we may not have this problem, but REALLY that’s not happening.

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I’ve tried multiple types of cleaners on these marks and they seem impenetrable.

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This rock hard film around the faucet is what I fight with. It’s annoying, and my sinks are not very attractive anyway, so I needed to do what I can to at least make them clean. So when I saw this idea  at The Thrifty Home, I gave it a try.

Here is what you do:
Soak a couple of paper towels in white vinegar
and wrap them around your faucet.

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Every hour or so I checked on the situation, scrubbed a little and added some more vinegar. It took several hours and several scrubbings to get it all off,
but I DID!

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My sink looks so much better now,
and I am excited to do this to all the sinks in my home.
The vinegar smell is strong, so keep some ventilation going whether a fan or open window,
and keep little ones away from the sink while you’re doing this. I am thrilled with the results,
and keep going back to peek at how nice it looks now!