When you read this list of things you can do with citrus fruits
(besides eat them!), you'll begin to wonder why you ever thought you needed all those cleaning products that clutter your home. Stock up on a few lemons and oranges, tuck a gallon of lemon juice in the back of your fridge, and your home with sparkle with citrus-scented shine!
Some of the ideas are not new to us. Seems everyone knows that garbage disposals
can be freshened up by tossing some lemon (or orange) peels down there; cleaning copper pots, getting streak-free windows, and taking rust stains out of fabric
with lemons is not news, either. Furniture polish
, air freshener, all-purpose spray cleanser: they can all be made from the versatile lemon.
There are even more fascinating ideas in the list. Did you know that you can get rid of anthills by pouring a pureed mix of orange peel and water down the hole? Or that you can discourage the neighborhood cats from using your lawn as their litter tray with a mix of orange peels and coffee grounds?
Here's one that's going to get tried out in my household: rub lemon juice on exposed skin to keep away mosquitoes and gnats. I may smell like my all-purpose cleanser, but if it can keep the bugs away, it's worth a try!