How To Clean Tools With Tea

Clean Garden Tools With Tea

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Don’t throw out those used tea leaves! Save them for a safe and natural way to remove rust from your tools.


  1. Set aside used tea leaves, enough to make a bucket of tea. You’ll need enough tea to cover your tools. You can refrigerate the used leaves if you need a few days to collect enough.
  2. Place the tea leaves right in the bucket. Pour hot water inside the bucket. Make sure the bucket can hold hot water.
  3. Submerge your tools inside the bucket a few hours.
  4. Remove your tools, wipe them clean. Make sure to store them dry
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