Now here’s a frugal living tip that may seem a bit odd! You know your beloved gardening tools that are starting to rust? Learn how to clean them with strong black tea!
All you need to do is brew 2-3 pots of black tea—steep it so it’s nice and strong. Allow the tea to cool and then pour it into a pail or basin. Soak your gardening tools in the tea for at least a few hours and then wipe down with a clean cloth.
Voila! A frugal living friendly way to ensure you’ll be using those same tools for years to come.
*Photo from Flickr, courtesy of Nadya Peek