8 Clever Uses for Lemons

I don’t know if it’s the fact that summer is right around the corner or it’s just my life-long love of yellow, but I have been obsessed with lemons recently.  I redecorated my kitchen to accommodate my obsession, retiring my retro kitchen décor for that of photos of bright lemon desserts and sunshine colored towels.  Doing so got me thinking of what other possibilities could be in store for these little tangy fruit jewels…

Dirty microwave?  Leave a glass of lemon juice and water inside the microwave and turn it on for one minute.  It will smell good as new.

Rub half a lemon on your stainless steel sink to help remove lime scales.  Let it sit for a while and rinse.

Add equal parts lemon juice and water to an atomizer and create a wonderful chemical free air freshener for your home.

Combine lemon juice and baking soda into a paste and rub it on chrome or copper.  Rinse and buff with a soft cloth or paper towel.

Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to your dishwashing detergent to boost grease cutting power.

Use hot lemon juice and baking soda to de-clog drains.  On that note, throw some lemon peel in your garbage disposal unit once in a while to keep it smelling fresh.

Add 4 tablespoons of lemon juice to a half gallon of water for an effective and eco-friendly way to clean your windows.

Mix lemon pulp with sugar to exfoliate your feet.  Rub and rinse and you’ll smell of summer!

Knowledge is power!  Learn fun facts, hints and tips, and creative ways to use every day items with “The Buzz” posts on Thursday.

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