Well, you might ask, “Where do I get it?” and I will tell you. Right out of your kitchen! Salt, yes, common table salt is one of the best cleaners for anything hard to remove in the way of stains. I haven’t used it for everything but please, try it on those old stained coffee and tea mugs, coffee pots, glass of any kind, plastic or ceramic in the bathroom or anywhere you want to clean. Simply get the salt a little wet but don’t drown it and it works just like a scratch pad only safer to use. You can even brighten your teeth with it. Coffee pots and coffee mugs which look like they need to be thrown away can be brought back to life and you would be amazed at how well it works. If you have water spots on your windshield of your car, try pouring a little salt on a damp cloth and giving the glass a scrub.
Actually the salt needs to be a little less than completely dissolved because it is the small salt crystals that do the scrubbing but try it on tile or vinyl floors to brighten them up. My mom used a harsh chemical in her coffee pots to clean them out but salt will clean them just as well. On a budget? Try using whetted salt for some of your cleaning tasks instead of the expensive cleansers to see how well it does. In the bathroom or kitchen it works on chrome fixtures, tile as I mentioned, ceramic and glass.
I thought everyone knew about how well salt worked as a cleanser until I asked a few ladies if they had ever heard about how well it works on coffee stains and many of them didn’t. So give it a try. One test on that old tea cup you saved because it was so pretty but stained over time will convince you that not only can you save money but possibly even restore some of your household items to their former glory. You could probably even start a business buying old stained Salvation Army or thrift store items and cleaning them up. The possibilities are endless and would you believe it, you had the salt right in your hand all the time.