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5 Ways To Use Lemons To Clean Your House

5 Ways To Use Lemons To Clean Your House

When life hands you lemons, you could make lemonade. Or, you could use lemons to clean your house. Lemons are very versatile for cleaning. The acid in them makes them a natural bleach alternative.  In addition, there’s also the lemony scent, which is very refreshing. Maid Karma has put together a list of our top 5 ways to use lemons to clean your house. 

Clean Your Microwave

Make the inside of the microwave easier to wipe off. In a bowl, heat a cup of water, several tablespoons of vinegar, and a chopped-up lemon on high until the microwave’s window is steamy. Let the bowl sit for 5 minutes before you open the door. Then wipe the microwave interior with a sponge.

Clean Your Wooden Cutting Boards

Remove food stains and smells from your cutting board. Using the fleshy side of lemon half – scrub the salt into the cutting board. Let the salt and lemon solution sit for about five minutes. Wipe the board clean with a sponge. Then rinse, and dry

Make An All-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner

  • One part white vinegar
  • One part water
  • Lemon rind
  • Rosemary sprigs

Combine the above ingredients together, pour into a spray bottle, shake, and then let infuse for a week before using. Once done, you can use the natural solution to remove hard water stains, clean trash cans, wipe away wall smudges, and much more. Besides a fresh scent, the lemon rind may help boost cleaning power.

Grout Mold Removal

  • Add equal parts lemon juice and vinegar to a small bowl. Slowly add baking soda until a paste forms.
  • Apply paste to the grout in your bathroom and let sit for fifteen minutes.
  • Scrub with a moist small brush.
  • Rinse with clear water.
  • Repeat (if necessary) until grout is clean

Natural Bleach Substitute

Want to avoid using chemicals in your home? Try this all-natural bleach substitute recipe!

12 Cups Water

¼ Cup Lemon Juice

1 C Hydrogen Peroxide

Freshen The Garbage Disposal.

Run a few lemon rinds through the disposal – then follow with cold water. As a bonus you can also do this with the lemons used in the other cleaning methods. You get rid of the lemon rinds/halves, and you freshen your garbage disposal. 

There are many ways to use lemons to clean your house, but don’t forget lemonade is delicious. So, after you’ve done all that cleaning – sit back, relax, and have a tall glass. And, when you’re done squeezing, remember to grind the lemon peels in the garbage disposal.

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