Ten Ways To Clean With Lemon
If you would prefer to get away from harsh chemical cleaners in your home, there are several options all around you. Lemon may be one of the best natural cleaners available. Check out these 10 ways to clean with this citrus fruit.
Clean Your Microwave
Who hates to clean out that gunky microwave? Check out these easy way to get it cleaned and deodorized with almost no effort. Slice up a lemon into thin slices then plop them into some water in a microwave safe container. Place the container in the microwave then run it on high for one minute. The lemon is antibacterial and will kill all of that nasty bacteria lurking in your microwave and the heat and humidity will loosen up all that gunk that’s on the inside of the microwave. Wipe it off and there you go!
Clean Your Shower
Juice several lemons then pour the juice into a spray bottle. Spritz it on your shower for a great natural cleaning solution that will help with those hard water deposits and that nasty soap scum.
Clean Your Dishes
Try this for an alternative to dish soap (or if you run out) — cut a lemon in half then cover one half in baking soda. Use this just like a dish cloth to get your dishes cleaned and deodorized. You will also love the smell!
Mix up four tablespoons of lemon juice and about eight cups of water. Put this into a spray bottle and use it to clean your glasses and glassware.
Clean and Sanitize Your Cutting Boards
Squeeze just half a lemon over your cutting boards and let the juice sit for a few minutes. This works on both wood or plastic cutting boards. Use the other half of the lemon that is left to scrub and remove stains and caked on food then rinse. Works great!
Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to your load of laundry along with the detergent. This will freshen up the scent of your clothes and your laundry room.
Clean Mold and Mildew
Make a paste of lemon juice and salt in equal parts to clean off mold and mildew from tiles and surfaces.
Clean Your Dishwasher
Put a cup of lemon juice in the bottom of your empty dishwasher then run it through a rinse cycle. This will leave your dishwasher fresh-smelling and clean.
Clean and Freshen Your Drains
Clean your drains with some hot lemon juice and baking soda. Pour about 1/2 cup of the baking soda down the drown then follow up with at least a cup — maybe more — of hot lemon juice. Give it a few minutes then rinse with very hot water.
Freshen Your Garbage Disposal
If you have a garbage disposal, throw some lemon peels and parts in and run the disposal to freshen it up.
Try a few of these tips to clean and freshen up your home with this cheap, natural citrus fruit.