When Life Throws you Lemons, Clean!

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Spring is just around the corner, and with warmer weather comes the yearly task of deep cleaning your home! Using heavy cleaning products can be dangerous; harsh chemicals are bad to breathe in and can burn your skin. Plus, using so many different cleaners means having to tote all those different bottles around! What if there was a cheap, easy, Eco-friendly way to clean even your toughest messes? 

Well, there is! Lemons are a great Eco-friendly way to clean your toughest messes and smelliest smells. Who would’ve thought that lemons could do more than fancy up the rim of your glass?

To get you started, here are some cool ways to clean with lemons:

–Clean your microwave and remove odors. Place a cup 3/4 full of water with a couple tablespoons of lemon juice in the microwave. Heat to boiling. Don’t open the door for another 10 minutes. Then just wipe away food particles with a clean cloth and dry.

–Remove grease stains from clothing. Rub lemon juice into the spot and let sit overnight and then wash as normal.

–Clean windows and mirrors. Put a few tablespoons of lemon juice and water into a spray bottle. Works as well as a vinegar solution and smells better.

–Use a half lemon and salt to clean even the most heavily discolored brass (real brass, not brass plated). Be careful with antiques. Always test a small spot before scrubbing away. The same method can be used for copper items such has copper bottoms of pots. You can also shine up your chrome faucets or the chrome on older model cars with lemon and salt.

When cleaning with lemons, always rinse with warm soapy water afterward. Make sure to NOT clean anything brass plated with lemons or lemon juice as it will damage the item.

For more tips on how/ what to clean with lemons, click on the link below! Credit to Mother Nature Network for all the tips and tricks on what to clean with a lemon.

http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/stories/24-things-you-can-clean-with-lemon

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