When life gives you lemons, use them for cleaning! Forget pricey toxic household cleaners, you have all you need to clean your home sitting in your fruit bowl- lemons. Full of natural acid, this zingy fruit is a powerful antibacterial sanitizer and antiseptic that can be used as a cleaning agent all around your home. Read on to know how to clean with lemons:

HOW TO CLEAN WITH LEMONSCutting through hard water deposits is easy with lemon juice. Simply cut a lemon in half and rub it over your glass shower doors to remove gunk and build-up

You can use the other half of that cut lemon to clean and shine chrome faucets and knobs on your sink, shower, and tub. Rub the cut lemon directly onto the faucets until spots and stains are removed.

The best way to rid of smells in the microwave, and give it an antibacterial clean out, is to slice a lemon thinly and place the pieces in water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook on high for one minute and let the lemon’s antibacterial properties kill the bacteria lurking in your microwave. The heat also acts as a humidifier to loosen any icky, caked-on food. Afterwards, wipe the oven down with a damp cloth and you’re done.

Add one cup of lemon juice to a coffee cup or other dishwasher safe container and put on the bottom rack in the dishwasher. Run the rinse cycle. Once finished, your dishwasher will not only be deodorized but clean, too!

To give your glass a natural clean, simply mix four tablespoons of lemon juice with eight cups of water. The powerful citric acid will dissolve dirt, grime and water stains, leaving your windows and glassware glistening and streak-free.

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