Cleaning Stained Coffee Cups

To clean a stained coffee cup, wet the cup and sprinkle in some table salt. Scrub the salt around with a cloth, then rinse the cup. Repeat if needed. This works for me every time. —Lois M., Morrisville, Vermont

Remove iced tea and coffee stains from the inside of a glass thermos bottle by filling the thermos with warm water in the evening and dropping in two effervescent denture cleaning tablets. By morning, it’ll shine like new. —Greg M., Huron, South Dakota