13 Ways to Use Citrus Fruits in your Apartment

Have you been contemplating ways to naturally clean your home due your sustainable lifestyle? Have you also increased the amount of citrus fruits you’ve been eating since its summer? If you answered yes to both of these questions you are fully capable of cleaning your apartment in a natural manner with things already in your home. Consider these 15 ways to use citrus fruits in your apartment:

       1. Polish copper by rubbing it with a cloth soaked in lemon juice, brass and aluminum with paste made of lemon juice and tartar.
       2. Remove lime scale, hard water stains, and soap residue by rubbing lemons on your faucets.
       3. Whiten tennis shoes by spraying them with lemon juice and placing them in the sun.
       4. Create a mild, stain-free bleach from lemon juice and baking soda. Soak soiled clothes in it for at least 30 mins.
       5. Remove underarm stains from shirts scrubbing them with a mixture of equal parts lemon juice (or white vinegar) and water.

       6. Grind citrus through the garbage disposal to get rid of nasty odors and to freshen the drain.
       7. Add half a lemon to the dishwasher load to achieve spot-free and clean smelling dishes.
       8. Use a half cut lemon sprinkled with baking soda, then use to scrub disher, surfaces and stains.
       9. Polish furniture naturally by combining 1 part lemon juice with 2 parts olive oil.
      10. Create a natural air freshener by mixing lemon juice and water in a spray bottle, or freshen the room by placing half a lemon or orange uncovered on a dish.
      11. Clean your windows and glass by rubbing straight lemon juice on them and then buffing dry with newspapers.
      12. Dry lemon or orange peels can be used to bring a fresh scent to drawers.
      13. Rub fresh orange or lemon peels over exposed skin to keep away mosquitoes and gnats. (re-nest)


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