Spring Cleaning - Lemons

I'm a week behind my spring cleaning - so today I am going to delve into cleaning my kitchen from a winter's season of cooking. My son cleaned out the oven last week for me, so that was awesome.

How many of you, use natural/alternative methods to clean your home?  I've used some, simply because my Mom used them. But I am finding out even more ways to clean my home, with products I already have in my house.  Plus that saves me money!

I'm in the "wanting to save money" camp but many others are into anything natural. That's fine too. I have to admit, it does give me a sense of accomplishment when I have cleaned something, without resorting to a harsh chemical. Although I will confide - our fiberglass bath tub was a monstrous sight. I tried everything natural to get it clean. Then I searched online and found that EASY OFF OVEN SPRAY (non-fume formula) does the job very well.  I had to get out the big guns for this tub. Now I will do what I can, to keep it off using a more natural approach.

When Life gives you lemons - CLEAN!

  • Lemons are an excellent scoring paste when mixed with salt.
  • The acid in Lemon juice cleans out rust stains
  • Dip the cut side in baking soda to clean counter tops. Do not use on delicate tops - may discolor stone or stainless steel.
  • Use on cutting boards - let sit for 20 minutes
  • add 1 tsp of lemon juice to your dishwasher for a boost in cutting out the grease
  • rub cut lemon on faucets to cut lime buildup - let sit overnight. Wipe down with damp cloth.
  • Toss your lemon peels or the old lemon in your garbage disposal. It cleans and smells so much better!
  • Add cream of tarter to lemon juice to clean up stains on your counter top and the grout.
  • Rub hands with lemon juice to banish garlic or fish smells off your hands.
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice added to your laundry - to brighten your whites.
  • Get your plastic-ware, rubber made and Tupperware looking cleaner by using lemon juice to get rid of stains. Let sit in juice.