Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Household Tips For Lemons

Real Estate Agent with Shahar Management

This is a post by Wayne & Jean from Union County New Jersey and I couldn't resist sending it out to my readers.  We are always looking for ways to save money and use things we have around the house and here is a list of things you can do with lemons naturally instead of with chemicals.  Great list!

Original content by Wayne Zuhl 0790808


Got lemons? Do something great around the house! Here are our favorite household uses for these tart citrus fruits:

  • Toss used lemons into your garbage disposal to help keep it clean and smelling fresh.
  • A few drops of lemon juice in outdoor house-paint will keep insects away while you are painting and until the paint dries.
  • Remove scratches on furniture by mixing equal parts of lemon juice and vegetable  oil and rubbing it on the scratches with a soft cloth.
  • Mix one part lemon juice and two parts olive oil.
  • To clean piano keys, make a lemon juice and salt paste and wipe them. Rinse with a clean wet cloth.
  • To renew hardened paintbrushes, submerge them into boiling lemon juice and simmer for 15 minutes, then wash it in soapy water.
  • To remove dried paint from glass, apply hot lemon juice with a soft cloth. Leave until nearly dry, and then wipe off.
  • Rub kitchen and bathroom faucets with lemon peel. Wash and dry with a soft cloth to shine and remove spots from hard water, soap residue, or lime scale.
  • Create your own air freshener: Slice some lemons, cover with water, and let simmer in a pot for about an hour.
  • Fish or onion odor on your hands can be removed by rubbing them with fresh lemons.
  • Deter squirrels and cats from digging in the garden by burying citrus rinds just under the surface of the soil.
  • After a shampoo, rinse your hair with lemon juice and water to make it shine.
  • To remove rust, scrub with one tablespoon of lemon juice mixed with two tablespoons of salt.
  • Clean copper pots by rubbing with a paste of lemon juice and salt. Rinse with hot water, and polish dry.
  • Clean cutting boards with a cut lemon half. For stains, use coarse salt to help scrub.
  • Rub dull glassware like cloudy coffee pots or pitchers with lemon juice.
  • Polish brass and aluminum with a paste of lemon juice and cream of tartar.
  • Whiten shoes or socks by spraying them with lemon juice and placing them in the sun.
  • Add half of a lemon to the dishwasher and your dishes will come out sparkling and spot free. 
  • And my favorite thing to do with lemons.....



~ Wayne & Jean 

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Comments (11)

Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

They are also great as a morning drink, juiced and with warm water or another sweet fruit. Better than coffee (although I like my coffee!).

May 21, 2013 12:50 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

nice reblog missed this one

May 21, 2013 02:33 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Great suggestions, and we love lemons, and we have two lemon trees for our endless supply.  A

May 21, 2013 08:42 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening Debra

Debra, your reads sure will and do appreciate you re-blogging this helpful post!

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

May 21, 2013 10:47 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Debra thanks for re-bloging this.  I manage to pick up a few tips.

May 21, 2013 01:58 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Debra, lemons are good for you and you can definitely use them for a lot of things!
May 22, 2013 02:44 AM
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker


There are so many things to do with lemons that I didn't know about! Thanks for sharing the post.

May 22, 2013 09:02 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debra what a great re-blog, Diane & I have been putting lemon carcasses in our disposer for years and it does work:)))

May 22, 2013 03:25 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Deb - I missed this one; lots of good info here from the Zuhl team.

May 24, 2013 07:13 PM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Debbie, I don't know how well all these tips work, but I'm definitely in favor of finding some Tequila!!

May 26, 2013 08:52 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

I love these types of posts - I will be trying out the ones I hadn't heard before.  Thanks everyone for checking it out!

May 28, 2013 04:43 AM