Around-the-house staples that moonlight as dirt-busting superstars. By Nicole Sforza
White Bread and Ketchup
Use white bread to: Dust an oil painting. Gently dab a slice of white bread over the surface to pick up dirt and grime.
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Use ketchup to: Remove tarnish from copper and brass cookware. Squeeze ketchup onto a cloth and rub it on pots and pans. They should go back to their coppery color in minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry with a towel.
Use it to: Scrub very dirty hands. Make a thick paste of oatmeal and water; rinse well.
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Use it to: Clean the inside of a vase or a thin-necked bottle. Fill three quarters of the vessel with warm water and add a tablespoon of uncooked rice. Cup your hand over the opening, shake vigor-ously, and rinse.
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Use it to: Scour rusty garden tools. Brew a few pots of strong