15 of the Best DIY Projects to Revive Outdated Items

6. Chopping Board Stain Remover

The next time your plastic chopping board starts looking a bit worse for wear, try scrubbing it with a solution of lemon essential oils and water. Then lay it in the sunshine for a few hours and let it dry. The stains will disappear and your cutting board will look new again!

7. Aluminum Patio Furniture Restoration

Believe it or not, car wax works perfectly for this. Just grab some Turtle Wax – or whatever solid type wax you prefer – and go to town waxing and shining up that furniture. It will look good as new again and you won’t even have to paint it.

8. China and Dish Repair

If you have a set of fine china, chances are you only use it for special occasions, maybe even because it has stains or other discolorations. A couple of laundry products, like Oxy Clean and some peroxide, are all you need to remove those stains and lines and give your old china new life. For chipped or broken pieces, save the pieces and follow the instructions for that type of china. You may need to reglaze it or use metallic paint to hide cracks. 

9. Bath Towel Restore

If you have noticed your towels are less than soft and fluffy, you can restore them with this simple trick. Just add a cup of white vinegar to the wash cycle when you’re washing your towels and half a cup of baking soda to the rinse cycle. The two work together to remove dirt and grime, as well as odors, and fluff that towel material back up to its original condition.

10. Grout Cleaner

Before you go off doing something drastic like pulling up your tile and replacing it, try this little cleaning hack. You only need a mixture of baking soda and bleach to remove that dirt and grime and your tiles and grout will look brand new again.

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