Squeeze Every Last Use Of Your Lemons With These Hacks

HouseholdHackerPublished: June 21, 2016Updated: June 22, 201616,375 views
Published: June 21, 2016Updated: June 22, 2016

There are so many items that we see and use in our everyday lives, that we take for granted. One of those items are the mighty lemons. Other than being jam-packed with Vitamin C and mighty antioxidants, there are things you might never have thought you could do with the tart fruit.

Squeezing every last bit of use of our common items is the way the Household Hacker works. So if life has given you lemons, don’t just make lemonade or margaritas. Here are 9 Incredibly Ways to SQUEEZE every last use out of your LEMONS! Brighten your laundry, get rid of nasty smells and even clean that coffee machine of yours! Lemons can help you save time and money with these simple tips and tricks!

If you have forgotten to swap the laundry in the machines and now they reek of mildew? Set that detergent aside, because all you need is some plain old lemon juice. Pour ½ to a full cup of lemon juice into your washer. The citric acid will remove everything from stains to smells and, unlike bleach, it is safe for colored clothes too!

After chopping some very odorous veggies like garlic or onions, forgo the chemicals that just damage your skin and chopping board! Rub your hands with a slice of lemon to get rid of the smell, and sprinkle a good amount of salt on your cutting board or any other surface that needs disinfecting and use half a lemon to rub it in. Clean and safe for the environment.

White wine vinegar is also a good alternative for those cleaning solutions, but not everyone can be left indifferent to the smell. You can give vinegar a more pleasant scent if you soak some lemon scraps or slices into a jar topped with vinegar for a few weeks.

Fridge smelling nasty? Keep baking soda for what it was meant to be used and soak a few cotton pads in a cup with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Just remember to swap them with a fresh batch every couple of weeks.

Lastly, you can keep the potently smelling rind of those lemons you squeezed and make your own insect repellent. Just wrap them in a paper towel and seal it to keep the rind from spilling. Place the sachet near window sills, entrances or just mere cracks to keep those pesky bugs where they belong, in the great outdoors!

Do you have a favorite use for lemons? Leave them in the comments below!

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