Trying to go green or just looking for ways to eliminate harsh cleaners? Here a few great ways to use lemons for cleaning around your house. They work great and smell good too!
In the Kitchen
Clean and freshen the garbage disposal by placing the lemon grid into the disposal, running the water, and turning the disposal on until fully disposed.
Clean the top of a flat surface stove by placing lemon juice onto the stain let it sit for a couple of minutes then wipe it off with a wet sponge.
Loosen stains and remove odors in your microwave by placing lemon slices into a bowl of watering and heating it for 45 – 60 seconds. Wipe the microwave clean.
Vinegar is a great way to clean. The only way I clean my floors and walls is with vinegar but my family does not like the smell. By adding lemon juice to the vinegar you can mask the smell and add extra power to your cleaning solution.
To kill odors, bacteria, and buildup in your dishwasher use ¼ cup of lemon juice in the soap dispenser and run the dishwasher empty.
In the Bathroom
Use baking soda and lemon use to make a paste, use a small scrub brush to rub the paste onto tile which has grout stains. This will remove stubborn stains and smell fresh too!
Make a paste using lemon juice and salt. Use a sponge to rub the paste onto sinks. Leave the paste on for a couple of minutes, then rinse.
Use lemon juice on your faucets to remove hard water stains and soap scum.
In the Laundry
To get stains out of clothes use lemon juice as a bleaching agent. You can pour ¼ cup lemon juice into the washing machine with clothes. On tough stains you can put lemon juice directly onto the stain, let it dry in the sun if possible, and then wash.
Add lemon juice to water (about 5 Tablespoons per ½ gallon of water) to use as a glass and mirror cleaner throughout your house.