How to Clean Your House with Lemons

From lemon-scented soap and dishwashing liquid, to furniture polish and air fresheners, a little lemon juice can enhance cleaning power and add a pleasant aroma to any household.

In fact, forget some of the retail “lemon-scented” retail cleaning products. Often you can get the same result with lemons alone

Here are several practical examples of a lemon’s inherent cleaning power:

  1. Add a little lemon juice to olive oil for an easy, natural, and fragrant way to polish wood furniture.
  2. Remove tough stains from non-porous surfaces by making a paste of lemon juice and baking soda. Scrub the surface and rinse with water.
  3. Boost the power of your laundry detergent by pouring in a cup of lemon juice during the wash cycle. Nature’s bleach, lemon juice will produce brighter whites and remove stains without the use harsh chemicals.
  4. Freshen up your dishwasher by cutting a lemon in half and popping one or both halves in the cutlery rack.
  5. Clean and deodorise chopping boards by rubbing them with lemon.
  6. Add lemon peel to an air tight container, fill it with vinegar, and let it sit for at least a week. Pour the liquid into a spray bottle and use it to disinfect door knobs, toilet bowls, and kill airborne germs.
  1. Remove hard water stains from chrome bath and shower fixtures by scrubbing them with the cut side of half a lemon.
  1. The next time you notice a small rust spot on your metal kitchen tools, use lemon juice and a sponge. Simply squeeze a little lemon juice into a sponge and rub it on the surface. 
  1. Clean and polish metal surfaces like stainless steel and copper. Cut a lemon in half, dip it in salt, and scrub.

Lemon juice, when combined with baking soda, is also a great way to deodorise your drains and prevent them from blocking drains.

That doesn’t mean you won’t be faced with a blocked drain or toilet from time to time anyway. When the time comes, one call to Kalamunda Plumbing Plus is all it will take to fix the problem…and all with your satisfaction guaranteed.

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