20 Lemon Life hacks
Clever Uses for Lemons
Ever wondered what to do with surplus lemons? Here is an alternative list of creative and somewhat unexpected uses of these citrus fruits.
1.Clean Copper Pots
Cut a lemon in half and dip it in salt . Rub the lemon onto the pot until it becomes lighter in colour, rinse with hot water, and polish with a soft cloth.
2. Clothes Freshener
Pour about 1 to 1.5 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice into the washing machine and the clothes will come out smelling sweet
3. Oral Hygiene
For a sore throat or bad breath, Put some lemon juice in a glass of warm water and gargle
4. Upset Stomach
Cut a slice of lemon and suck on it
5. Antibacterial Cleaner
Do you use your chopping board to cut meat,fish,bread? Sprinkle some salt on the board and rub all over with a lemon,wipe and store away
6. Hair Rejuvenation
Wash your hair with shampoo, and then rinse with squeezed lemon juice and warm water to make it healthy and shiny.
7. Stop Fruit Browning
Sprinkle a little lemon juice over fruit to stop them browning
8. Polish Utensils
Silverware or cutlery looking discolored? Just dip a clean cloth into some lemon juice,rub the utensils clean and rinse with warm water.
9. Air,Fridge Freshener
Squeeze some lemon juice over cotton wool in a dish and leave it in the fridge,bedroom living room,toilet..anywhere and that area will smell fresh
10. Garbage disposal
Cut up some lemon pieces and put them into your garbage disposal to help keep it clean and smelling fresh
11. Ant,Moth Deterrent
Cut the peel of a lemon and place it on doorways,window sills etc. and it will keep ants,moths etc away from that area
12. Remove Paint from Glass
Dried paint can be a problem especially on glass but here is a simple solution-cut a lemon into a pot,bring to the boil,remove,leave to settle for 5 minutes and apply with a soft cloth. Leave until nearly dry, then wipe off
13. Furniture Polish
Mix one part lemon juice and two parts olive oil,apply using a soft cloth and polish dry with another cloth
14. Remove Rust
Mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with two tablespoons of salt ,use the mixture to scrub the rust of the item
15. Vacuum Cleaner Freshener
Slice a lemon in half and squeeze some of the juice into the dust bag or chamber.As you vacuum the lemon scent will make the house smell fresh.
16. Clothes Whitener
For dirty white clothes like socks,t shirts,underwear etc. Boi them in water with a slice of lemon.
17. Renew China ware
To restore and shine your precious chinaware-Mix one part lemon juice and two parts salt in a bowl. Rub the chinaware with a soft cloth and polish with another cloth to dry the chinaware
18. Chrome Tap Cleaner
To shine taps and other chrome surfaces-Rub surfaces with some lemon peel. Wash with water and dry with a soft cloth to a shine
19. Natural Freshener
You can make your own natural air purifier- Slice some lemons into a pot , cover with water, and let simmer on the stove for about an hour and the smell of lemons will travel across the house
20. Renew Hard Paint Brushes
Before you throw away your hard paint brushes you thought were gone forever try this useful and simple tip-Squeeze some lemon juice in a small pot,put brush in the pot and boil on the stove. Lower the heat and leave the brush in for 15 minutes, then wash it in soapy water.