Spring is almost here, and you have to take a look over your gardening tools, to if winter wind or frost affected them, especially if they are kept in a high humidity place. Sometimes, gardening tools may get rusty over winter, and this may affect your budget because you have to purchase other gardening tools. Maybe this is what rich people do, because I saw my grandpa using a potato the other days to rub the pliers. And I asked grandpa, why? Of course, there were plenty of things going through my mind, but he frankly responded: I’m removing rust from it!

Well, this is an interesting thing! And how can I tell you – the rust stains were gone, and the pliers look like new! Why spending money when you can just use potatoes?

So, you need:

  • 1 potato
  • baking soda
  • salt

Now, cut the potato in half! In a large bowl add 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda with the same amount of salt. Dip the cut side of the potato in baking soda and salt and start rubbing the rusty side of the gardening tool. When the potato is no longer effective, use the other half, and repeat the process until the rust is entirely removed.

At the end, wash well the tool with water. As a bonus, you can dip it in diesel for 3 minutes, and then wipe it with a cloth.

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