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The one change I did not like when I moved to Texas was the quality of water. If you have hard water where you live - and more than 85% of American homes do - you hate the white stains hard water leaves on any surface, right? The stains are caused by the excessive calcium and/or other minerals in the water. Well, forget about all those expensive products you buy! I have tried many and they don't really work. The solution is in your pantry and, besides cheap, it's green: vinegar and baking soda. Spray the vinegar (which is acidic) on the surface and let is sit for about 5 minutes. This step is important! The vinegar has to first soften the stain, be patient! Then, pour the backing soda on top of the vinegar  and watch for some bubbling action! Wipe with a wet cloth or sponge, or for hard to reach corners, like around your faucet, scrub with and old tooth brush dipped in baking soda. Repeat until stain is gone or any time they come back. You will not believe it! Even the most stubborn stain will be gone!

In my house we buy at least, the 5 Pound bag of baking soda because we use it in so many different ways! It is amazing! It is not only cheaper but much healthier than chemical products! Want to find out what you can use baking soda for? Try one of the books bellow and have a healthy living!

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  1. Feliz dia das mães!!

    Bjs. Drika

  2. Hard water stains are created from the buildup of mineral deposits. Hard water contains calcium and magnesium. These minerals together create the lime scales which can be difficult to remove. Your best line of defense when dealing with hard water stains is frequent cleaning. The longer stains are allowed to develop, the more difficult it is to remove them. Your tips are remarkable. Thanks very much for sharing.
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  3. Thanks for the information Howard Products! I should add that I found out that letting the stain soak with vinegar AND baking soda works even better!