Take one lemon…


Squeeze most of its juice into the fabric conditioner section of your washing machine, add a white wash, put your machine on and presto! Brightened whites!

Put the lemon skins into a cereal bowl, just cover with water, pop into the microwave and blast for 5-10 minutes (depending on how grubby your microwave is), carefully remove bowl, wipe down inside of microwave with a damp cloth and ta-daa!! Clean fresh microwave.

Put a couple of tablespoons of bicarb down your kitchen sink plug hole, carefully pour down the hot lemon water from the microwaved bowl and wallah! Clean and clear sink pipe.

I'm a demanding taskmaster, as the menfolk, children and citrus fruits of this household will testify.

Thanks for reading,


5 thoughts on “Take one lemon…

  1. Just thinking about using real lemon cheers me, nevermind how well it cleans. But you’ve provided a very fine advert for it. Another thing you can do is treat rust stains on textiles – place lemon juice and salt on stain and leave a while to work its magic. But it won’t be effective if you’ve already tried to remove the stain with conventional (chlorine) bleach, so bear that in mind.

    Did I imagine it or did you move back in August? Hope you’re well settled in and that your new place is all lemony and spotless!

  2. I find these thngs quite amazing, I don’t understand why most people don’t know about them, either! To get all those uses out of one lemon and not to have to use any horrid chemicals either is pretty clever. I really like your blog and the quilts are stunning.

  3. Great green tips! Not so commonly known, because of course lemon trees don’t have millions to spend on TV adverts, unlike some of the chemical companies out there 🙂

  4. Thanks all for the lovely comments, I seem to have lost my blogging mojo recently, but hopefully normal service (random, sporadic, possibly a bit half-arsed from time to time) will resume next week!

  5. Don’t apologise, Helen. Sporadic posting is just fine! I’m much more irked by frequent posters who don’t have anything to say but still feel compelled to blog.

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