Wednesday, September 7, 2011

NEST: when life gives you lemons

Nothing makes me happier than a sparkling clean apartment. My favorite is to clean it like crazy at night, and wake up the next morning to perfection.

I recently learned of the many, many uses of lemons when cleaning. Try these out, and then enjoy your own blissfully citrusy abyss...

Aluminum: Squeeze lemon juice on aluminum. Wipe it down and watch it shine.

Countertops: Dip lemon in baking soda and combine with a wet sponge to scrub countertops.

Cutting boards: Squeeze lemon onto the cutting board and let stand for 20 minutes. Rinse and watch your stains disappear.

Garbage disposal: Drop a lemon in and run it through - it will make your whole kitchen smell fresh.

Laundry: To make your whites brighter, add 1/2 a cup of lemon juice to the rinse cycle.

Shower: Add lemon juice to a spray bottle and wipe down your shower doors.

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1 comment:

  1. Wonderful tips. I just love the smell of lemon (it's certainly better than the smell of cleaning fluids!). Will have to try these.


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