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Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Cleaning Using Household Items - Lemons

We had a lovely weekend with one of our daughters, helping her get ready for a move. Sorting, packing, playing games, meeting her friends. 

On to our topic today - another in our series on cleaning with household products: 

Here are some more great spring cleaning tips, this time using lemons! Did you know lemon juice disinfects?

- To clean up those stained plastic and wooden cutting boards, squeeze the juice of half a lemon onto the board. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with water.

- To remove tea stains on cloth, combine lemon juice with an equal amount of water. Dip a Q-tip in the lemon juice mixture, and dab at the stain. Or you can put the mixture into an eye dropper and drip onto the stain. Thoroughly flush with cool water.

- Combine lemon juice with baking soda and use in place of abrasive cleaners. 

More on cleaning with household products:

Spring Cleaning Using Household Items - Dryer Sheets

Spring Cleaning Using Household Items - Baking Soda

Spring Cleaning Using Household Items - Salt, Newspaper, Coffee Filters, and Olive Oil