19 May 11 Ways to Clean with Lemons Around the House
Ever wonder what you could do with those extra lemons laying around? Yes, you could make some lemonade, or you could take advantage of awesome natural elements and clean with lemons. They are natural bleachers, degreasers, antibacterial, and have fresh-scent properties to help tackle all kinds of household chores in a green manner! Here are some tips and tricks you can use next time you find you have to many lemons lying around.
1. Freshen up the air! To spread that fresh citrus scent around the house, add a few drops of lemon juice into your vacuum bag right before you vacuum. This will also give your house a freshly cleaned smell. To get rid of those bathroom smells, mix some lemon juice and water into a spritz bottle and use this chemical-free spray as a natural room deodorizer!
2. Hate those little ants that sneak in during the hot weather? Keep those pesky ants out with some lemon juice and lemon peels. This is a pet and people safe way to deter ants from entering the home. Find out where they are entering from, spray the area with the lemon juice, and then tuck some lemon peels into any holes or cracks to stop them from coming in.
3. Have fingerprints on your windows? You can make your own glass cleaner! Take a spritz bottle, fill it with club soda and add a teaspoon of lemon juice. If you don’t have club soda on hand, use distilled water spiked with a splash of lemon juice.
4. Germs everywhere! Kill those germs by taking that spritz bottle full of water and lemon juice you made earlier, and applying to a cloth. Wipe down all your touched surfaces with the cleaner infused cloth to disinfect them.
5. Tired of that smelly odor coming from the garbage disposal when you’re washing dishes? Take those used lemons and toss them into the disposal! This will not only give your sink a clean citrusy smell, but it will clean your disposal blades as well.
6. Stuck on food in your microwave? Take a bowl of lemon juice and let it boil in there. The steam will help soften that stuck on spaghetti sauce from last week’s microwave explosion and make it easy to wipe down with a cloth.
7. Keep your dishwasher clean and free of hard water spots by placing a bowl of lemon juice in the top rack or basket and run the machine on a normal cycle. This will get rid of iron build up as well.
8. Got gunky build up on your grill grates? Take a long fork, spear a lemon half on it and rub the exposed side across a hot grill to clean the surface.
9. Water spots making your silverware or china look tacky and unclean? Use a microfiber cloth dampened with just a splash of concentrated lemon juice. If you have some plasticware with spots of it, just rinse them with lemon juice.
10. So you ran out of Pledge? Not to worry! You can make an easy dusting spray right at home. Take two tea bags, lemon juice and 3 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil and add the tea bags in. Let the mixture cool down. Once cool, put it into a spray bottle with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Lightly spray the mixture on a microfiber cloth and dust away!
11. Your favorite white shirt now had been ruined by an ink stain! Think again! Take some lemon juice and apply it right to the stain. Make sure to place an clean absorbent rag underneath the stained fabric to absorb the stain and protect the underlying surface. You can also add a splash of lemon juice to give your whites an extra little brightening kick!
These helpful tips are just some of the amazing things you can use lemons for around the house. To get more tips visit this helpful site, and get to cleaning.