Packing up and moving into new digs is a drag. Unpacking your jewelry … not so bad. Except when said jewels are silver and all dirtied up. I used to polish them with some chemical-laden liquid that sat under the kitchen sink. It got tossed as part of our cleanup for the remodel. So when these lovely baubles needed some shining, I wanted to go natural: baking soda and water paste can clean almost anything. Mix two parts baking soda to one part water. You’ll get a thick paste in seconds. If not, add baking soda until you do! Take an old toothbrush and scrub, scrub, scrub your silver, staying away from any precious stones. Make sure you do this over a sink because the dank, dirty goop that falls from your jewels will amaze. When your baubles are clean, just rinse them with warm water and set them on a paper or soft towel to dry. Ahhh, pretty, shiny silver.