The Maids of Portland, Maine

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Power of Lemon!

Here are some helpful tips to use when cleaning the kitchen:

1.) Rub lemon juice into your wooden chopping board, leave overnight and then rinse. Wood chopping boards appear to have an anti-bacterial properties anyway, but the lemon will help kill off any remaining germs plus neutralize odors.

2.) A teaspoon of lemon juice added to your dishwashing detergent can help boost grease cutting power.

3.) To clean the microwave, heat a bowl of water and lemon slices in your microwave for abot 45 seconds, then wipe. Stains will be easier to remove and old food odors are neutralized.

4.) Half a lemon stored in your fridge will help control and eliminate unpleasant smells.

5.) Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle salt onto the lemon. Massage the lemon onto any brass pieces you want to clean, until the tarnish is buffed out.

5.) Hot lemon and baking soda is a good drain cleaner that is safe to use in septic systenms. If you have a garbage disposal unit, throw in some lemon peel from time to time while it's working in oder to keep it smelling fresh.