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Lemons..Green Cleaning Tip of the Day!

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Home Stager with 438-4642

 I love lemons in my sweet tea!  I love them in ice water! 

 greenville sc home staging

 

 

Recently, in an effort to go green and do things to help the environment, I am now using lemons for another purpose.  Cleaning!

Lemon juice can be used to dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits.

Lemon juice can be mixed with vinegar and or baking soda to make cleaning pastes. Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle baking soda on the cut section. Use the lemon to scrub dishes, surfaces, and stains.  A natural fresh smelling alternative- that's what lemons are!

Furniture polish tips......Mix 1 cup olive oil with ½ cup lemon juice excellent for hardwood floors!  And it smells good, too!

My favorite use for the fruit is to slice the whole lemon and place in a bowl of water, then place the mixture in the microwave.  Turn the microwave on for 2 minutes, remove the bowl and wipe clean.  This makes the house smell fresh and removes food residue from the microwave.

Another use is to peel and run the garbage disposal. This freshens the drain and the kitchen. Orange peels can be used with the same results.

 

Marci Toliver is a home staging consultant, providing home staging services to Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson, SC. areas,assisting you in effectively showcasing your property by utilizing proven home staging techniques.  Ms. Toliver is also the S.C. Chapter President of Real Estate Staging Association, commonly known as RESA.  Marci offers home staging services to homeowners , builders and Realtors® in  the Upstate area .

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Craig Schiller
Trempealeau, WI

Hey Sweetie!

I loved this post. VERY clever.

So when you gonna update the pix with the NEW Marci with the new hair-do like you have on twitter.

It is good to have a common recognizible image on EVERYTHING you slap your face on.

EXCEPT on a "no count dog"!!!!

Me

 

Mar 27, 2009 11:39 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC

Hi Marci -  These are good useful tips. I did not know about cleaning the microwave with lemons like you described and would like to try that... naturally you'd have to place a lid on top of the container, right?

Mar 27, 2009 12:27 PM
Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Marci ~ I did not know this.  I am going to try it on one of our bathroom's shower doors.  Thanks for the tips!

Mar 27, 2009 12:32 PM
Teresa Meyer
Cincinnati Home Stager - Cincinnati, OH
Home Staging Cincinnati-OH.

Great tips Marci!  I love lemons too.  The smell is so clean and fresh and motivates me to keep cleaning. 

I've got to go check your Twitter photo now....see ya!

Mar 27, 2009 12:35 PM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Craig- You do know that you are NOT a NO COUNT DAWG!  You are the GREATEST!  Really, do you like the other picture better?

Mar 27, 2009 01:58 PM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

No, Diane no lid is required - the steam from the process will help to remove food particles- that is acutally one of my favoirte uses of the lemon

Mar 27, 2009 02:02 PM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Kathy, you will be amazed at how clean the shower will be and enjoy the fresh smell!

Mar 27, 2009 02:03 PM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Teresa!  Thanks for the compliment on both pages!

Mar 27, 2009 02:04 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Anything lemon is my favorite!!  I will try these tips-thank you so much!!!!!

Mar 27, 2009 03:58 PM
Jacqueline Forde
Alluring Interiors - Ajax, ON

I'm off to do my hardwood...Love that idea, Marci!  Thanks for sharing.

Mar 28, 2009 02:13 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

GREAT blog!  I'm definately trying the microwave tip.  I have kids and they never cover food in the microwave... ugh....

 

Mar 28, 2009 02:19 AM
Mark Brian
Silver Star Real Estate LLC - Anderson, SC
Anderson SC Realtor

It works great for the microwave, loosening and removing food residue easily.  

Mar 28, 2009 06:41 AM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Cathy!  Let me know how you like it!

Mar 28, 2009 07:37 AM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Jacqueline- take pictures and show it off! or better yet - blog about it!

Mar 28, 2009 07:37 AM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Melissa- Brandon never covers his food - so  I do tthe microwave, frequently!

Mar 28, 2009 07:38 AM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Mark- you are a man of many talents!  You keep surprising me!

Mar 28, 2009 07:39 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I love lemon...the taste and the smell!  I have been using it for the microwave, but didn't know about the scrubbing with baking soda tip.  Thanks.

Mar 29, 2009 12:37 PM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Me too!  You should try it - I love lemons, too! 

Mar 29, 2009 01:11 PM
Lisa Roy
SPACELiFT HOME STAGING, Greater Vancouver - Vancouver, BC

Thanks Marci, we are finding more and more clients wanting green solutions.  I have started a file and added your tip to it. 

Mar 29, 2009 03:24 PM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

Thank you Lisa!  Be sure to check out my baking soda blog, as well!

Mar 30, 2009 02:07 AM