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Lemon is an easy, cheap, fresh-smelling natural way to clean anything in your house quickly and with little fuss. Here are 5 ways you can use lemon to give your home that refreshing citrus clean that anyone in your family will love.

I also give all these uses two thumbs up since these have been tested by me and my family for years! J

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Roll your lemon against the kitchen counter to get the juices flowing before cutting it in half.

In a separate bowl make a mixture of baking soda and coarse salt (two tablespoons of each). Sprinkle the mixture around your tub, and with one half of the lemon, scrub the mixture around as if the lemon was a cloth. The lemon will react with the baking soda to create a white fizz that will help break down the dirt and soap scum lining your tub.

Rise with warm water, and voila – sparkling clean tub!

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Take a half cup of baking soda and put it down the drain. Don’t use water!

The baking soda should be able to go down on its own. Once the soda is down the drain, take half a cup of lemon juice and pour it down the same drain. Just like the bathtub mentioned above the lemon and soda will react causing a white fizz that will clean your stinky drain. You can use the white fizz and a cloth to clean around the bottom, sides, and edges of the sink to leave it shimmering.

For extra effectiveness add a quarter cup of white vinegar and set down the plunger. The pressure from the lemon, vinegar, and baking soda will help push any remaining food particles free. This can also be a natural way of removing clogs!

Leave your sink for 25-30 minutes before running hot water for 2-3 minutes to ensure everything is washed away.

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In a small pot add half a lemon sliced into circles and 2-3 inches of water. If you wish to add more to this aroma you can (vanilla extract, apples, and cloves for example).  Bring the water to a boil, and then set to shimmer.

Boiling the lemon will release it into the air making your house smell fresh for visitors.

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Does your fridge smell ripe?

Take half a lemon and leave it resting on one of the shelves of your fridge for anywhere between 5-10 hours. I would suggest doing this before bed. By the time you get up your fridge shouldn’t smell like the produce aisle at the grocery store any longer.

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Getting self-conscious of your shoes smelling? Don’t have enough to buy a new pair, or maybe you just like your sneakers too much to throw them away?

No, problem!

Placing slices of lemon inside your shoes will fix that problem. Cut the lemon put them in your shoes and go to sleep. Overnight the lemon will work its magic absorbing the smells and killing the bacteria so you can rest easy while you walk around in your favourite kicks.