You can make more than lemonade out of lemons. In fact, lemon juice is a really useful liquid that you can use to clean your home, treat cold symptoms, and even as part of your beauty regimen. Here are some other uses for the yellow fruit.
1. Clean a cutting board
Add some lemon juice or wipe the cutting board with a slice of lemon to deodorize and disinfect it.
2. Whiten white loads
Use lemons to lighten the clothes you put in the washing machine to make the whites even brighter.
3.Refresh household appliances
Make your appliances fresh by enriching them with lemon juice or lemons. For example, put lemon slices in the microwave to freshen them up. Put lemon juice in the dishwasher when it's empty, and run it for a cycle so it cleans itself with the lemon juice. Put a little lemon juice in the humidifier or vacuum bag when these appliances get a little stinky and old.
4.Freshen up your garbage disposal
Lemon peels are great for freshening up your garbage disposal. We also have two great recipes for refreshing drinks for the garbage disposal that incorporate the peels.
5. Candle holders
You can turn lemon peels into candle holders. The citrus oils also help repel bugs.
6. Fridge odor remover
Dab your fridge with lemon juice to deodorize it.
Add lemon juice to prevent foods and fruits from turning brown, such as freshly made guacamole or apple wedges.
8. Deodorize litter box
Dab lemon juice into an empty litter box to eliminate unpleasant odors.
9. Clean brass
Clean brass naturally with half a lemon and baking soda.
10. Clean stainless steel
There are lots of ways to take care of your precious stainless steel cookware with ingredients that are already sitting in your pantry or refrigerator. Clean stainless steel appliances by rubbing a lemon peel over them. This got to be one of the easiest ways to clean a stainless steel pot. All you need to do is halve a lemon, dip it in salt, and rub it against the stains until fully removed. When done, wash your pan as usual and watch it return to its brand new state.
11. Berry-stains remover
Remove berry stains from your fingers with lemon juice. You can even remove them from clothing by first rinsing the stains with cold water and then squirting lemon juice on the stains.