Rust is one of the biggest enemies when it comes to cleaning. It can be removed easily if you don’t use chemicals, at least this is what my neighbor told me. Until I found this interesting article on the internet where a guy clean his rusted gardening tools easily!

And I said to share this trivial information with you, because I tried it, and it really works! Rust can be removed with:

Baking soda
Baking soda does real wonders when it comes to rust. All you have to do is to boil a cup of water. In a small bowl, add baking soda and drop of hot water, stirring well until you get a very thin paste. Apply the paste obtained over the rust. Let it work for 10-15 minutes, and then rub it well with an abrasive sponge or old toothbrush. At the end it rinse well with warm water.

Potatoes and dish detergent
A simple way to get rid of rust, and very handy, too, is: potatoes. Cut a potato in half and soak the cut side in dish detergent. Then rub the place where you found the rust with the potato. Repeat as often as needed. When the rust is gone, rinse well with warm water.

Salt and lemon
Another handy and non-toxic trick is cleaning the rust with salt and lemon. Apply a generous salt layer to the rusted area, and then pour lemon juice over it. Let it soften and act on the rust for two hours, and then rub it thoroughly with the remaining lemon bark. Rinse with plenty of water.