When Life Gives You Lemons ... CLEAN!

My friends and I cooked ourselves a healthy meal of chicken, asparagus, and salad after working out today. (Yes, I worked out. Let the giggling commence. It was as awkward as you are imagining it.) 

We put lemons on the chicken. My friend Sam ate a giant slice of lemon. It was funny.
 
Lemons aren't just for watching strange people eat them, though! You can also use them as … a cleaning agent? YUP!
Lemons are highly acidic, which means they're awesome at disinfecting (minor) kitchen messes and leave a clean, fresh scent. Plus, they're obviously a natural alternative, so if you're worried about the chemical properties of common household cleaning agents, check out what lemons can do for you!
 
 

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1) They kill nasty microwave smells. Fill a bowl with water and half a lemon and put it in for five minutes.
 
2) They're excellent dust busters. Mix 10 drops of lemon oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and a few drops of olive oil in a spray bottle and go to town on your dusty surfaces!
 
3) They're stain-removal champs. Add 1/2 cup of lemon juice to a load of white laundry, then let it dry in the sun.
 
4) Lemons are wood-polishing machines. If it's varnished wood, add a few drops of lemon juice to 1/2 cup of slightly warm water. Spray it on a damp cotton cloth and wipe away! If it's unvarnished, mix 2 teaspoons of olive oil and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice together, put it on a soft cotton cloth, and evenly distribute it on the furniture.
 
5) Once again? Champs at removing soap scum in the bathroom. Put lemon juice on a sponge and wipe down your shower door.
 
6) Lemons make brass and copper positively GLEAM. Sprinkle salt over half a lemon, rub it over the metal, and then wash it clean.
 
So basically, lemons are BALLIN'. Save a few bucks and go au natural at the same time! Thanks to allyou.com for the advice.
 
Stay awesome!
 
Janelle