Monday, October 19, 2009

When Life Gives You Lemons...Do This With Them.

Sure lemons are great for iced tea and a good Tom Collins cocktail, but there are so many additional household uses for the yellow orb. Try some of these cleaning tips:
  • Clean your countertops by dipping the cut side of a lemon half in baking soda and scrubbing away. Wipe countertop with a wet sponge and let dry. (Don't use on delicate stone like marble or stainless steel.)
  • To increase the grease-cutting power of your dishwashing detergent, add a teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • If you have scale on your faucets, rub lemon juice on the taps and let sit overnight. Wipe clean the next morning with a damp cloth.
  • If you get fish or garlic smell on your hands while cooking, rub them with lemon juice to neutralize the odor.
  • If you have an unpleasant odor coming from your garbage disposal, cut a lemon in half and then run both pieces through the disposal.
  • If you get those pinkish stains from tomato sauce etc. in your plastic storage containers, rub lemon juice on the stains, let dry in a sunny spot and then wash as usual.

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