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When looking for the perfect, all-purpose cleaning solution or spray, you would usually head to the cleaning aisle in your local grocery store. But have you ever considered that the produce aisle might have just the product you are looking for? That’s right; we are talking about lemons! Lemons are not only a refreshing side to any drink, but they also act as a strong, all-natural house cleaner. When cleaning, you can use lemons in many different ways, which means one lemon can go a long way!


Brass, Copper or Chrome

Lemons are the perfect tool for cleaning brass (not brass plated), copper, or chrome. Sprinkle salt onto one-half of the lemon and use it directly on the item you want to clean. Move in slow, circular motions over the full surface and then wipe the lemon clean from your surface with warm water and a cloth to remove any leftovers. Always spot test before cleaning the full surface.


Grout Cleaner

For a simple, no-fuss grout cleaner, try using lemon juice. Squeeze fresh lemon juice into a small bowl with a few tablespoons of warm water. Dip an old toothbrush in your mixture and scrub the grout clean. This will leave it looking new and shiny before you know it!


Garbage Disposal

Even your garbage disposal needs some cleaning, love! Cut up some lemons and place them in an old ice cube tray, topping each space off with white vinegar. Once your lemon and vinegar mixture has filled the ice cube tray, freeze it like you would ice cubes. Once frozen, you can use them to clean and maintain your garbage disposal! Put one or two down the garbage disposal and run it until the ice cubes have broken down. This method will help battle the smell and keep the blades nice and sharp.


Microwave Cleaner

For a quick and easy way to clean your microwave, consider lemon juice! Fill a bowl of water about 1/2-3/4 full and add in about three tablespoons of lemon juice. Microwave this solution until it is boiling and steaming up a storm. Once the water has boiled, do not open the door to the microwave for about 10-15 minutes. Once the time has passed, open the door and give the inside of the microwave a quick wipe down! You will be amazed at the clean results and fresh smell.


Window & Glass Cleaner

To create your own homemade lemon glass cleaner, try this simple recipe. Add four tablespoons of lemon juice (fresh is always best) to a spray bottle full of water. Shake the solution and use it as a homemade natural glass cleaner. Not only does it leave the windows sparkling and clean, but it also won’t come with the chemical smell of most cleaners and won’t be harmful to anyone in the house.

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