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Got a pair of stinky rubber boots? Spiff them up with non-corrosive cleaning materials and a little elbow grease. You may have to wash, rinse and scrub your rubber boots several times to rid them of dirt, scuffs and smells. The best benefit of rubber boots, however, is that they dry quickly: The water just rolls off the surface.

Pour into a plastic bucket equal parts water and white vinegar. Three cups each is a good start. Then, pour the liquid into each of the boots

Scrub the inside of the boots with a soft cloth or a sponge. Cleaning with vinegar will neutralize smells. It also will remove salt, according to Good Housekeeping, because vinegar is a natural solvent.

Pour the vinegar and water mixture out and shake the boots thoroughly. Fill the boots with water and scrub them out with a soft cloth or sponge. Allow to dry.

Mix a 1/2 cup of water and a little kitchen scouring power in a small bowl. You want your mixture to have the consistency of a paste.

Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the mixture and apply to scuff marks inside or around the outside of the rubber boots. Scrub until the scuff marks are gone.

Wipe clean with a clean, damp cloth.

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