Why Cleaning with Lemons Makes Sense

11 May

lemons-960804_960_720We’ve often heard it said that when life give you lemons, make lemonade, and we’re all for that. In fact, sometimes we even sneak in a little vodka and call it a cocktail. However, being the wise, researchers that we are, or aspire to be, we also found some great uses for cleaning with lemons.  Check them out!

Better Homes and Gardens

They list 21 different ways lemons can be useful (be sure to read them all) but here’s our favorites:

 Wash windows and glass.

Place club soda in a spray bottle and add a teaspoon of lemon juice. No club soda? Use distilled water spiked with a splash of lemon juice to create your own glass cleaning spray.

Steam-clean microwaves.

Put a bowl of lemon juice in the microwave and let it boil away. The lemon juice will steam to soften stuck-on debris so you can clean the interior with the wipe of a cloth.

Gain a painter’s helper.

Painting projects get easier with these tips from the Old Farmer’s Almanac: Renew paint-hardened paintbrushes by setting bristle ends in a pot of boiling lemon juice. Lower the heat, let brushes sit for 15 minutes, then wash them with soapy water. Remove dried paint from window glass by wiping the drips with a soft cloth and hot lemon juice. When the lemon juice is nearly dry, wipe off the juice and the drips.

allyou.com (part of the myrecipes network)

We loved some of the additional uses of lemons that we found on their site:

sliced-lemon-667554_960_720Freshen up your vaccum. Add a squeeze of lemon juice to your vaccum to make the air smell clean.

Remove rust. Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of salt to make a rust removing paste.

Life may give you lemons, but the good news is that there are lots of uses for them, so take a second look.  If you’d like a fresh new look for your home, or a new address altogether, contact us today and we’ll get started.