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This nifty trick easily removes rust

Green Goddess, Wendyl Nissen tells us how to get your garden tools looking shiny and new again.

I’m a bit lazy and often leave my tools lying around on the workbench, so they often develop quite a lot of rust.

Here’s how to remove it: Soak the tool in white vinegar, then sprinkle baking soda onto the metal and scrub the rust away with an old toothbrush.

If it’s really rusty, break out a steel scrubber and some elbow grease.

Once the metal is shiny, dry the tool and wipe a layer of olive oil over the surface for extra protection.

To prevent rust in the first place, store your tools handle-up in a bucket of sand, which will keep them dry and rust-free.

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