6 Ways To Clean Using a Lemon!
If you love following @lynsey_queenofclean as much as we do then you will LOVE this one! It can be an expensive business buying an extensive collection of cleaning products. So, here at SPh2ONGE we have come up with some brilliant cleaning tips for you using just a lemon – Yes you hear that right a lemon! This is a great way to clean your home cheaply, and naturally with no nasty chemicals.
Electric Rubbish Disposal – It is normal for rubbish disposal systems to start to smell (there is rubbish down there after all), but we don’t want that smell making it’s way into our lovely homes. All you have to do for this one is peel a lemon, and then run the peel through the disposal. It will leave your kitchen smelling fresh and fruity all day long!
Kitchen taps (or any taps!) – Watermarks and streaking on taps in the kitchen are inevitable. But if you are looking for an easy and natural way to get them sparkling then look no further. Simply cut a lemon in half and then rub the flesh of the lemon over the taps and in a flash your taps will be grime free! The acid in the lemon works great to break down the minerals and grease that cling to the taps. Once you’re done with the lemon, a quick wipe with a microfibre cloth will do the final job.
Wood Chopping Board – Wooden surfaces are proven difficult to clean since they are great at absorbing water and trapping dirt and smells. I wonder what this tip uses – you guessed it! It’s lemon (and a pinch of salt)! All you need to do is sprinkle the salt over the surface and then rub the fleshy part of the lemon over the board. This will cut through any stains and act as a natural deodorant.
Microwave – This is the oldest trick in the book. Simply place half a lemon in a shallow filled bowl of water and then put the bowl in the microwave. Set the timer to 5 minutes and let it cook – the steam will cut through any grease or dirt! Let the bowl sit and cool for 5 minutes then remove it and wipe the inside of the microwave with a microfibre cloth. Bam! Clean!
Plastic Containers – Plastic Containers are great for meal prepping and leftovers but cleaning them after the bolognese has been staining them all day isn’t everyone’s favourite task. To make your life easy, you can make your own DIY cleaning spray. Simply mix 3 parts water to 1 part lemon juice in a spray bottle. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda into the container and spray the lemon juice over the entire surface. Leave it to sit for around 10 minutes and then wipe clean. Voila!
Cheese Grater – This one is much less known, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t just as handy. There have been a few times when I’ve reached for the cheese grater and it has bits of left over food on (yuck I know!). Because of all the holes and grooves they prove very difficult to clean. All you need to do is grate the fleshy part of the lemon and it will break down any protein or calcium deposits stuck in the gaps. Then simply rinse and it will be squeaky clean and ready for action!