Cleaning with Lemon, Some Healthy Cleaning Solutions

Mike a friend of mine owns a wonderful appliance repair business called Mr. Appliance.  He forwarded me some great healthy ideas for cleaning your appliances with lemon.  I'm a believer that reducing the chemicals you use in your daily life is a safer and healthier way to live. 

As an exercise go through your home and count the number of chemical products you use on a regular basis, for your laundry, your bathing, your cleaning etc can be surprising!  

If you think you need to take a step to a healthier lifestyle here are some great ideas from Mr. Applicance, thanks Mike!


5 Ways to Clean Your Kitchen with Lemon

When life gives you lemons, clean up your kitchen! That’s right. Go green by cleaning your kitchen with the fresh scent of lemon to give your appliances that sparkle they deserve without squeezing your pocketbook.

Use these simple tips from Mr. Appliance to freshen up your kitchen:

1. Microwave

Mix together 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice and 2 cups of water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for one to two minutes. Allow bowl to cool down, then use mixture to wipe down the inside walls of the microwave.

2. Oven

Mixture together 2 Tbsp. of liquid dish soap and 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice with 1 quart of warm water. Apply the mixture to the inside of the oven. Return after one hour and scrub with a sponge. Rinse well.

3. Fridge

Quart a lemon and place in small bowl. Sprinkle a dash of table salt and 2 tsp. of baking soda onto lemons. Place uncovered dish in the middle of refrigerator and let sit for three to five days.

4. Dishwasher

Mixture 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice with 1 cup of white vinegar. Pour into the bottom of empty dishwasher and allow for one cleaning cycle.

5. Stovetop

In a small bowl, mix 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice with 2-3 Tbsp. baking soda to form paste. Apply paste to stovetop and wipe away with warm, damp sponge or towel.

Follow these do-it-yourself cleaning tips periodically by adding them to your family calendar. To help prolong the life of your appliances, combine these tips with regular visits from your local appliance repair professional.

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