Lemons are more than just a sour fruit that you sometimes get with a glass of sweet tea. The fruit has several practical uses in the home that can save you money on cleaning products and other materials.
If you’ve used a food grater, then you know that some of the food can get left behind in the small nooks of the device. Use half a lemon with the juice and pulp side facing the grater to clean the appliance. Once the juice is on the grater, rinse in hot water to remove all of the particles that have been left behind.
Add the juice from a lemon into a small spray bottle filled with water and vinegar to use as a spray on fruits and vegetables. It will help clean the bacteria off of them as well as any toxins that might be sprayed on them while they are in the store or before reaching the store, such as pesticides to prevent bugs from growing on the plants.
Use the fruit to remove fruit stains from clothing. Rub half of a lemon over the stain, leaving behind enough juice to cover the area. Wash the clothing like normal for a refreshing smell after it’s laundered. Lemon juice can also be used to get stains out of carpet and furniture from drinks and other items that are spilled.