Remove rust from any metal items by soaking in straight vinegar.
Cleaning copper: Cut a lemon in half, sprinkle with salt and rum over the copper. Wipe clean. Or mix salt, flour and vinegar into a paste, rub on copper and rinse.
Cleaning Chrome: Vinegar or Club Soda on a soft cloth. Rub and shine.
Cleaning Silver: Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda to one part water. Rub the paste onto the silver, rinse and dry with a soft cloth.
Silver Jewelry: You can easily clean a silver necklace or earings with a white toothpaste. Just put some on a rag or papertowel and rub over the jewelry. When done rinse well.