Natural Cleaning with Lemons

The acid in lemon juice removes dirt and rust stains. It’s especially effective when mixed with salt, which makes “an excellent scouring paste”.
Price: About 50 cents a lemon.

Use Them to Clean Your…

Countertops

Dip the cut side of a lemon half in baking soda to tackle counter tops; wipe with a wet sponge and dry. Don’t use on delicate stone, like marble, or stainless steel (it may discolor).

Cuttingboards

To remove tough food stains from light wood and plastic cutting boards, slice a lemon in half, squeeze onto the soiled surface, rub, and let sit for 20 minutes before rinsing.

Dishes

To increase the grease-cutting power of your dish washing detergent, add a teaspoon of lemon juice.

Faucets

Combat lime scale by rubbing lemon juice onto the taps and letting it sit overnight. Wipe with a damp cloth.

Garbage Disposal

Cut a lemon in half, then run both pieces through the disposal. The lemon cleans it and makes it smell great.

Grout

Spilled morning coffee on your tile counter top or back splash? Here’s how to tackle grout stains: Add lemon juice to 1 or 2 teaspoons cream of tartar (an acidic salt that acts as a natural bleaching agent) to make a paste. Apply with a toothbrush, then rinse.

Laundry

To brighten whites, add 1/2 cup lemon juice to the rinse cycle for a normal-size load.

Plastic Food Storage Containers

To bleach stains from tomato soup and other acidic foods on dishwasher-safe items, rub lemon juice on the spots, let dry in a sunny place, then wash as usual.

Or if you don’t have time or the desire to, give Maid Teams in Athens, Ga. a call for all of your cleaning needs.

 
(Source: All-Natural Cleaning Solutions- Real Simple)