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A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

By Sharon Tanenbaum and Ashley Tate
Updated January 15, 2009
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Cup of tea and citrus peel
Credit: Amy Wilson

Original purpose: Adding zest to a recipe.

Aha! use: Removing coffee and tea stains from cups. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on a piece of orange or lemon peel and rub the marks off, then wash as usual.

Reward: A cleaner cup of Colombian.