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Lemons are an absolute miracle worker when it comes to cleaning due to their natural antibacterial properties. Not only do they make your home smell fresh, they are cheaper than most off the shelf cleaners, they don’t contain any harmful chemicals and actually, they work better than a lot of the more expensive products I have tried.
See below 5 easy but brilliant ways you can use lemons to clean your home.
1.Remove hard water stains and limescale from shower doors
This is one of my favourite lemon cleaning hacks as it really does save a lot of time and money. Cut 1 lemon in half, sprinkle a tsp of bicarbonate of soda on top (it will begin to fizz) and in circular motions, scrub the shower doors. It will leave a sort of paste behind so once you have finished, rinse thoroughly with warm water to reveal your sparkling watermark free shower doors.
2.Clean your windows
Just add the lemon juice from half a lemon to 2 pints of water before washing your windows to help get rid of outside dirt and grime and leave your windows clean and smear free.
3.Get rid of bad smells in the fridge
Soak a cotton wool ball in lemon juice and leave in the fridge overnight to get rid of any bad smells. You can also clean the fridge by using the same method mentioned above for cleaning shower doors.
4.Clean and freshen up chopping boards
Using half a lemon, scrub over the surface of your chopping boards and leave for 5-10 minutes before rinsing with warm water. This is a great antibacterial process for chopping boards as they harbour all sorts of bacteria and due to their natural bleaching properties, it is also great for getting rid of any hard to budge food stains.
5.Make your stainless steel sink sparkle
Instead of using the lemon juice here, you want to use the actual peel. Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda over the peel before rubbing over the sink surface and then rinsing with warm water.
I hope you have found some of these tips helpful. If you have any tips of your own then please feel free to comment below.