how to clean dishes from thrift store

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Most of the time when it comes to dishes, it’s very easy to just pop them into the dishwasher for a quick clean. But more times than others, the dishes are taped together, have heavy buildup from years of not being used, or are hand wash only so I’ve learned a few tips to make cleaning thrift store dishes a bit easier. To get off the gunky tape or gooey thrift store stickers off a bowl, I just take an inexpensive steamer & run it over the sticky area and wipe clean!

Step 1

Fill your sink half full of hot water.

Step 2

Add 2 cups of white vinegar to the water.

Step 3

Place the dishes in the sink and let them soak for 30 minutes. The vinegar will remove many types of residue and also acts as a deodorizer and mild disinfectant.

Step 4

Scrub over the dishes with a wet, soapy cloth.

Step 5

Rinse the dishes and dry them before storing or displaying them.

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