5 Useful Uses for Lemons Around Your House

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5 Uses for Lemons Around the House

5 Uses for Lemons Around the House – one being a natural pesticide you can spray whenever needed.

Like they say, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade!

Or…

Try one of these 5 HomeAdvisor home hack uses around your house!

HACK #1: Lemons are a natural cleanser.

• Mix together:

– 1/2 cup white vinegar

– juice from 1 lemon

– 2 cups water

• Use a measuring cup with a spout to fill a spray bottle.

• Spray countertops and wipe clean.

HACK #2: Clean Copper.

• Pour salt on a halved lemon and scrub

• Wipe clean with a soft cloth.

Note: with copper being all the rage these days, this is an especially helpful hack for hardware, faucets, light fixtures, sconces, etc.

HACK #3: Clean your cutting board.

• Cut a lemon in half and rub.

• Let sit for 20 minutes.

• Sponge off. Wipe dry.

HACK #4: Clean the Microwave. 

• Put a lemon and water in a bowl and let it run for 1 minute.

• Remove and wipe dry.

HACK #5: Mix up a natural pesticide.

• Use 2 lemons and 2 cups of water.

• Use a measuring cup with a spout to fill a spray bottle.

• Spray the mixture near pest hot spots.

Don’t have Lemons?

A lime or grapefruit will work, too!

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!

Have any home hack uses for LEMONS? Do tell!

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Written By Skaie Knox

Decor/Design/Repurposing nerd and DIYer, brand ambassador, freelance writer, and the editor-in-chief for HomeJelly. Skaie is also a signed and published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). She was voted "Class Clown", and is a rescue dogs crusader.