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Five Ways to Clean With Lemon

The lemon has been used in creating artificial smells for cleaning products for a long time, but few people recognize that this is because lemon is an excellent natural cleaning product in the first place! You will find that there is a great deal that you can do to ensure that you are getting the best from the natural products that you can find in your house, rather than using toxic chemicals for the domestic cleaning. Having a look over the strange and wonderful uses for things like lemon will open you up to a whole new way of looking at the house cleaning. Whilst many people, contract cleaners included, will simply go for the strongest product, sometimes it is better to go with something a little more natural and Eco friendly if you can.

For a start, the acid in lemon Is what gives it all of its cleaning abilities. You will find that the acid cuts through most grease and grime rather nicely, resulting in a clean that leaves you with a sparkling finish, though you may not have expected it. There is a lot to be said for trying out lemon in a variety of different ways, and one of the first ones to mention here is as a dishwashing agent. If you slice a lemon in half, you have a great washing up tool. You simply rub the open end against the dirt, and it will be broken down easily. Try adding a little baking soda to help it on its way with some fixing action.

If you make a mixture of one part lemon juice to one part water, and keep it in a spray bottle, you will have an excellent surface cleaning spray. This will work just as well as any branded household cleaning product, and will help with everything in your home cleaning schedule. You will find that the resulting clean gets rid of dirt, but also kills germs, because of its acidity. If you have a particularly tough bit of cleaning to do, then try using the lemon juice neat, as this will be a lot more powerful.

You will find that the smell of a lemon is enough to make a place feel clean! If you are battling nasty smells in the house, then try scooping out a lemon rind and leaving a little baking soda in newly formed cup of skin. Leaving this in the fridge or a room that smells will absorb the smell, and leave instead the freshness of the lemon rind!

If you have mold on fabrics in your clothing or you need to get rid of it as part of your upholstery cleaning or carpet cleaning, then you will find that lemon is a great way to do so. The natural acid is a great way to kill the mold off, and you will find that it is excellent for removing the stain that it can leave behind. You should just apply a little neat lemon to the area with a cloth or sponge, and rub away at it. Leave it to dry in the sun if you can, as the UV rays will help finish off the mold, but this can bleach certain colors, so be careful! You can use this trick on other stains, though for some stains it won’t be as tough as it may need to be, and other stain removers may be needed.

Bio: Christine is a dedicated blogger, copywriter and social media enthusiast. She is focused on writing about home improvement, property maintenance and moving related matters. Her latest article contains useful advice about eco-friendly house cleaning.

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