All Purpose Cleaner
Add an equal amount of lemon juice and water to a spray bottle is an effective kitchen and bathroom cleanser.

Clean Copper
Make a paste with lemon juice and salt. Rub copper using a rough cloth, rinse and dry to see shine.

Clean cutting board stains
Cut a half lemon and rub cutting board, plastic or wood to remove stains.

Clean Microwave
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a bowl of warm soapy water, and then place the lemon into the bowl. Place the bowl into the microwave, and turn the microwave on. Keep the microwave on long enough to create steam. This should take approximately 3 minutes. During that time, the steam will start to clean your microwave. After the timer goes off, keep the door closed for several minutes to allow the microwave to cool. Carefully, remove the bowl and wipe the microwave clean.

Clean Toilet Bowl
Mix ½ cup of Borax and a cup of lemon juice for a powerful toilet cleanser that will leave it smelling extra fresh!

Adding a tsp of lemon juice to your dishwashing detergent can help boost grease cutting power.

Eliminate odors in home humidifiers
Pour 3 to 4 capfuls of fresh lemon juice in the water.

Freshen Garbage Disposal
Using left over lemon shells or any peel through the garbage disposal will deodorize and freshen.

Furniture Polish
Mix 1 cup olive oil with ½ cup lemon juice for an excellent furniture polish. (Test spot first)

Lime Scale
Use a half of lemon to clean off the lime scale from your taps/faucets or shower heads. Rinse well.

Remove Ink Spots
Rub fresh lemon juice on ink spot to remove ink stains or spots.

Remove Rust
Use lemon juice in the washer to remove rust and other mineral discoloration from cotton t-shirts and other clothing.

Remove Sticky Foods from Cheese Grater
Rub both sides of your grater with pulp side of cut lemon and rinse well.

Sharpen Knifes
Slice a lemon and rub knife with a slow forward-backward movement to create the required friction. Lemon is a quick fix knife sharpener.

Shine Aluminum
Using a cut side of lemon; rub directly on aluminum to bring back the shine.

Sparkle Glass, Coffee Pots and Pitchers
Soak glass in lemon juice or rub glass with a cut lemon, and dry.

White Socks
Boil a slice of lemon in water for a few minutes and soak your socks. Rinse and wash regularly.

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