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Garden Bird Houses: A Sanctuary for My Feathered Friends

I'm a dedicated nature lover. Anything I can do to ensure the well-being of my feathered friends makes me happy. Observing avian wildlife in my backyard is even better. This is why I own several birdhouses. My favorite is the acrylic birdhouse that clings to my French patio door. This birdie sanctuary is transparent and crystal clear. It allows me to view nesting birds without disturbing them. The themed birdhouses I've purchased at various garden stores and specialty shops add a splash of color and exciting decor to my yard. In my small collection are farmhouse themed birdhouses, nautical themes, colonial themes and even a birdhouse "mansion". As you can tell, these birdhouses bring me as much pleasure as their intended occupants. You might say these pieces are "for the birds", but I know they're more than that.

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3 Natural Cleaners To Use On Your Nice Glassware

If you have some nice glassware, you don't want to put it in your dishwasher. Your dishwasher can damage your glassware. Instead, you want to wash your glassware by hand. It is best to rinse the glassware right after you use it to prevent stains from setting in. If a stain does set into your nice glassware, for example, from a glass of red wine or coffee, you can get rid of it using one of the four natural cleaners discussed below.

#1 Lemon

Lemon can be great at getting rid of stains. Lemon is also really great at removing odors from your drinks that get left behind. To use lemon to clean your glassware, cut it up into thick slices, and then use the slices to scrub your glasses. The lemon should cut through any stains on your glassware and deodorize your glasses at the same time.

Rinse your glasses off with hot water after you scrub them with lemon to get rid of the pulp that gets left behind during the cleaning process.

#2 White Toothpaste

White toothpaste is also great at getting rid of stains. However, you are going to have to use a lot of it to get a stain out. Take the toothpaste and put it on a toothbrush that you use only for cleaning your glassware. Cover the entire glass with the toothpaste and scrub the glass for at least a minute. Then, rinse the glass under hot water to remove the toothpaste and hopefully the stain from your glassware.

#3 White Vinegar

White vinegar is the best type of vinegar to use for cleaning. White vinegar is not as acetic as other types of vinegar, which is why it is the best type to use for cleaning your glassware.

You can fill up a tub or half of your sink with water, and then add two cups of white vinegar to the water. Allow your glasses to soak in the water and vinegar solution. When they are done soaking, just remove the glasses from the water and dry them off. Do not rinse them again.

Another way to clean your glasses with vinegar is by putting a couple of tablespoons onto a dry towel, and then using that towel to wipe away any stains on your nice glassware.

If you have some nice glassware like Simon Pearce glassware that you need to get some stains out of, using lemon, white toothpaste or white vinegar should nicely lift the stain off of the glass and restore your fancy glassware to its original luster.