There are times when my hubby has decided it would be a wonderful idea to accept a huge bag of lemons from his co-workers. It was a good thing when he used to make lemoncello and then of course you can always make lemonade...and I do love a good glass of lemonade on a hot day! However after pitcher after pitcher, at times you are still left with lemons, so what do you do?? You clean with them!
|Who doesn't like a nice cool glass of lemonade|
on a hot day?
There is so many things in the household that can be cleaned by using a lemon. Just the other day, after my family forgot to put the plate dome over some food, creating splatters, I used half of a lemon cut up in a bowl of water to clean my microwave. It's very simple and it works! Plus the whole house smells of lemons! But there is even more purposes for lemons...keep scrolling!!
|remember the water in the bowl, microwave on high 3 minutes|
then leave in for 5
|Shiny and spotless and the fresh smell of lemons!|
|So what do you do with the leftovers??|
|Lemons are great for making the|
garbage disposal smell fresh again,
so either with a fresh lemon or with the leftovers from
cleaning the microwave just dump them
in and run with a light stream of water.
|Lemon peels in the refrigerator|
work better than baking soda for
soaking up bad smells! Then you
can juice the lemon sections for
that lemonade !
(Gathered from the book Classic Household Hints by Susan Waggoner)
* Keep fresh lemons in a jar filled with water, stored in the fridge
to keep them fresh for longer and great side effect, they will be juicier.
*Scrape peels completely clean, let fully dry and into your next fire for
a sweet tangy scent.
*Lemon juice is great for cleaning glass
*Rubbing stains on a sink or tub with cut surface of lemon
will help bleach them out.
*Keep cutting boards smelling fresh by using a half of a lemon
rubbing over surface time to time.
* Shine up brass with lemon rinds dipped in salt and rubbing the object down
*Copper can be cleaned with a mix of lemon juice and salt.
*Need just a few drops for a recipe? Poke the unpeeled lemon with a toothpick,
pierce and squeeze out the juice that you need then plug the hole with the toothpick to store.
If you love lemons and not just for cleaning there is quite a few fun clothing and accessories out there that can make it so you can dress yourself covered in them. I know I have all of these on my wish list currently!
|Cute little lemon earrings from CMYKlays, from Etsy|
(find them on the link banners to your right),
she even have a slice of lemon meringue pie you
can wear on your finger!
|This cute lemon cupcake is from the company|
Deerarrow.com a company out of Australia
|This skirt from queenofholloway.com|
would be lovely in anyones wardrobe!
So I hope that I have given you some solutions as well as inspirations on how to use lemons to clean as well as make them a part of your wardrobe. I am going to do my best to share tips now and again here on Ruby's Musings , both ones I use on a regular basis here at Muse Cottage, but also new ones that I am trying out from the wonderful and fun book mentioned above. Before I sign off for this week I urge you to hop over to my friend Jessica's blog "Pinup Persuasion" I was a guest blogger there this week where I discuss my life as a modern day 50's housewife and what it means to me, but also share a retro recipe re-worked to make it healthier, but still just as tasty. Next week, a few reviews of recent products that I have purchased and which were gifted to me to try out and review for you!! See you next Friday!
Click HERE for my guest post