Don’t you feel a sense of accomplishment after “spring cleaning?” The windows open with fresh air breezing through and the light scent of lemon permeates through the house. I imagine most people don’t enjoy cleaning, but when it is all done, it sure feels good. It’s important to take care of the things we love and want to keep in their best shape possible. Jewelry is no different and now that you’ve invested in Carolyn Pollack jewelry, you’ll want to keep it looking as fabulous as it did the day you got it.
Storing your jewelry correctly is just as important as cleaning it. In fact, the better it is stored and taken care of, the less you will have to clean it. As the adage goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Things like perfume and hairspray can cause build up on your designer pieces, so we suggest putting on your jewelry as your last step in getting ready before walking out of the door. And when you return home, you’ll want to take it off first and put it away.
Wrap your pieces individually in tissue paper and place them in a plastic bag. Then you can store the bags in a jewelry box or a drawer that is away from light and extreme temperatures. When it is time to clean your pieces, simply use a polishing cloth. Visit www.carolynpollack.com to order yours today.
As with all fine jewelry, we highly encourage you to keep it away from chlorine, silver dips, chemical solutions and ultrasonic cleansers, as these can alter the metal’s oxidized finish and compromise the color of the gemstones. We also recommend removing your jewelry before bathing or cleaning.
Since we’re “talking” cleaning, below are a few suggestions to help make your life easier:
- Use Dryer Sheets to buff water spots from mirrors, bathroom/kitchen fixtures and shower doors, remove the ring inside the toilet and wipe baseboards clean
- Cut up a lemon and toss a few slices in the garbage disposal and run it. This is a great trick to use just before guests arrive to keep your kitchen smelling inviting
- Wash and sanitize your sponges by running them through the dishwasher
- Use vinegar to remove water spots on faucets
- Use a lint roller to remove crumbs from the table
- Broken glass? Do not use your hands to pick up shards of glass. Grab a piece of bread and press it down over the area — it should pick up those little pieces you don’t want stuck in your fingers or the bottom of your feet!
- Use rubber gloves to remove pet hair from your couch. Just slip your hand in and stroke over the hair-ridden area
- Use coffee filters for dusting
- Clean grout with equal parts of ammonia, vinegar, baking soda and warm water. Scrub with a toothbrush
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