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Better than any "chemistry": little-known possibilities of using lemon in everyday life

If you need to add shine to saucepans, deodorize the air in the room, remove the rust stain, you just need to take a lemon. These citrus fruits can work wonders in any apartment.

To get the most out of each lemon, you need to place uncut lemon on the tabletop and roll it under your palm so that it softens a bit. This will help squeeze out every drop of juice.

On the kitchen

1. Polish aluminum, chrome, stainless steel and copper surfaces

Polished chrome.

To make the dim aluminum pots more brilliant, you can cut the lemon in half and rub it inside the inside and outside of the pan. After this, the pots do not need to be rinsed, but it is worth wiping with a soft cloth. Lemon skins are suitable for polishing chrome taps and kitchen appliances. It is necessary to wipe the metal surface with the peel, and then rinse it with cold water and wipe it with a soft cloth.

To make the dishes from stainless steel and copper brighter and shinier, you need to cut the lemon in half and dip it in salt. They need to wipe metal surfaces to remove fading and dirt, and then rinse them well and dry with a soft cloth.

2. Removing stains from marble countertops

And the tabletop is like new.

Marble is beautiful, but since this stone is porous, it is easily stained with coffee, tea, or tomato-based products. It is necessary to cut a lemon in half and dip it in salt. After quickly wipe the half of the lemon stains and rinse them thoroughly. Lemon juice should never be left on the stain for too long as acid can damage the marble surface.

3. Descaling coffee makers and kettles

Lemon as a means of dealing with scale.

Mineral deposits from the water can clog coffee makers and kettles, and even change the taste of drinks that are prepared using them. Mineral deposits must be cleaned daily by adding half a cup of lemon juice to a coffee maker or kettle, pouring boiling water over it.

4. Removing stains from dishes and storage containers

Lemon peel is an excellent dishwashing detergent.

Some products can leave stains on plastic, melamine and even ceramic plates. To remove these stains, first, fill a large saucepan or basin with boiling water, then squeeze the juice of two or three lemons into it and throw the peel inside. Then put the dirty dishes in the container and leave for three to four hours, then wash as usual.

5. The destruction of bacteria and the refreshment of cutting boards and wooden utensils

And add some salt.

Lemon juice has antibacterial qualities that will help kill bacteria that remain on plastic and wooden cutting boards and dishes. After washing, you need to splash lemon juice on the surface, leave it for five to ten minutes, then rinse with hot water and dry well.

6. Cleaning and removing odors from microwaves

Lemon for health microwaves.

Microwaves also suffer from occasional splashes and spills. You can make cleaning them much easier by stirring a quarter cup of lemon juice in two cups of water, then putting the container with this mixture in the microwave and let it boil for about five minutes. Then everything is perfectly rubbed with paper towels or a soft cloth.

7. Deodorize the trash can

And there was no unpleasant odor.

You should never throw away the lemon peel immediately in the trash. Before this, it must be soaked in plenty of water. Lemon oils will help to destroy any fat, after which the bucket will be easy to wash and a fresh, clean smell will emanate from it.

When washing

8. Get rid of yellow spots under the arms

Down with sweat stains.

Some antiperspirants react with body salts, creating yellow spots on white clothes and discoloring colored shirts. To remove these stains, you can mix one share of baking soda, one share of lemon juice and one share of water. Then use a soft brush to wipe the stains with this solution. The mixture on the clothes is left for at least 30 minutes, then wash it, as usual.

9. Remove rust or mold stains.

And there is no rust to the lemon.

Rust stains and mildew look unsightly, to put it mildly, but lemon juice and salt are able in most cases to remove them from white or light-colored fabric. You need to sprinkle the affected area with salt and squeeze fresh lemon juice on it. Then dry this cloth in the sun.

10. Bleach laundry

An ideal bleaching agent.

Lemon juice is a natural whitening agent that is much less “hard” than chlorine bleach. You need to add one cup of lemon juice to the water for washing white clothes to help her become brighter. In the case of faded white cotton socks, you can add lemon slices to a large pot of boiling water, and then throw the socks in and let them soak overnight before washing.

Homemade lifehacks

11. Natural air freshener

And the apartment smells fresh.

After cooking fish or broccoli, the trash can can produce a very unpleasant odor. You can make a natural air freshener by adding a few pieces of lemon or lemon zest to a saucepan with water. If you boil it for about an hour, the apartment will soon begin to smell fresh.

12. The expulsion of insects

And to increase the efficiency, add a clove.

Spiders, ants and fleas are very sensitive to smell, and they do not like the scent of lemon. It is necessary to pour with lemon juice or leave strips of lemon peel on window sills, door sills and along baseboards, so that these insects do not tend to the apartment.

13. Brilliant clear glass

Black glass is guaranteed.

In the dispenser, you can pour the self-made window cleaner by mixing three tablespoons of lemon juice with a cup of water. To scrub the most stubborn stains or marks on the glass, you should use a sponge dipped in salted lemon juice.

14. Remove old stains on the toilet.

All you need to clean the toilet.

You can remove water stains and rust stains from toilet bowls by making a paste of borax (sodium tetraborate) and lemon juice. Apply this paste on the stains and let stand at least two hours before cleaning.

15. Polish your furniture

Means for perfect furniture surface.

Recipe: Mix one part lemon juice and two parts olive oil to create furniture polish. Apply this liquid to the furniture with a soft cloth.

16. Soaking brushes

Paint brushes in paint.

To soften the brushes hardened from the old paint, you need to bring lemon juice to a boil in the microwave. Then, in a hot juice, dip the brush and let it soak for at least 15 minutes, and then rinse it in soapy water.

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