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5 Things You Can Clean With Lemons

Fresh lemons in blue colander. Wooden background

1. Clean the microwave

Want it in video version? Check out this fantastic YouTube video showing you how to clean a microwave with a lemon

Lemons will work wonders in cleaning your microwave, getting rid of last weeks curry explosion and last nights chilli accident. Don’t underestimate the power of the lemon for a bit of green cleaning.

Instructions for cleaning a microwave with a lemon:

  • Half fill a glass jug of water
  • Cut some fresh lemon and squeeze a couple of slices into the water
  • Add the rest to water as they are.
  • Microwave it for 3 – 5 minutes
  • Leave to stand for 5 minutes
  • Remove jug and wipe everything down. 

Voila!  

2. Clean the kettle

Want it in video version? Check out this YouTube video showing you how to clean a kettle with a lemon

Often forgotten about the kettle is actually an important appliance to keep clean. Limescale builds and if you don’t clean the kettle it’ll end up in your cuppa tea or coffee.

Instructions for cleaning a kettle with a lemon:

  • Fill your kettle with water
  • Cut some fresh lemon and squeeze a couple of slices into the water
  • Add the rest to water as they are
  • Boil the kettle
  • Leave to stand for 5 minutes
  • Empty and rinse the kettle
  • Fill up the kettle once more
  • Boil the kettle
  • Pour away the water 

Voila!  

3. Clean Your Wooden Chopping Boards

Want it in video version? Check out this YouTube video showing you how to clean wooden chopping boards with a lemon and some salt

Cleaning your chopping boards should be a daily task, so here’s a tip on keeping them clean and smelling fresh. This little trick uses salt and is very effective. 

Instructions for cleaning chopping boards with a lemon and salt:

  • Cut your lemon in half
  • Squeeze one lemon half over your board
  • sprinkle salt over your board
  • Use the other half of lemon to rub the salt and juice into the board
  • Give the board a good scrub with your lemon
  • Rinse your board off

Voila!  

4. Clean Your Sink

Want it in video version? Check out this YouTube video showing you how to clean your sink with a lemon and some salt

This is a nifty trick on keeping your sinks gleaming and smelling fresh. All you need is a little salt and half a lemon.

Instructions for cleaning your sink with a lemon and salt:

  • Cut your lemon in half
  • Sprinkle salt on one half of the lemon (cut side)
  • Scrub your sink
  • rinse / wipe everything down

Voila – So simple!  

5. Clean Your Fridge

Want it in video version? Check out this YouTube video showing you how to clean your fridge with a lemon and some vinegar

Getting some unpleasant odours when opening the fridge? A little bit of grime build up happening? Grab some lemon and you’ll need a little vinegar. 

Instructions for cleaning your fridge:

  • Cut your lemon in half
  • Squeeze lemon juice into a bowl
  • Add some vinegar
  • Get a cloth and clean your fridge
  • Wipe everything down with a dry cloth / tea towel

Extra Tip: Leave some lemon slices in the fridge for 30 minutes to leave a fresh smelling fridge!

Voila !  

Bespoke Service

We are not happy until you are! Your cleaner will usually tailor their services to fit exactly with your requirements, including spring cleaning and ironing.

Peace of Mind

Only 1 in 50 applicants makes it on to our carefully screened database. We interview them twice, visit them in their own homes and take up at least two references. And if they still subsequently don't measure up to your standards, we will send you someone who does.

Personal Cleaner

We don't operate in teams, and therefore you get the same cleaner every week. This is good because you develop a relationship with your cleaner. We have some clients who have had the same cleaner for years and years - and that's what we want for you.

COVID-19 5th January Update

 

Just to let you know we are open for business as usual and you can continue to have your cleaner clean your house.

The government has made it clear that cleaners are still permitted to work inside peoples' homes as long as Government Guidelines on social distancing and staying safe are followed (see below). In summary:

You can be outside of your home for work purposes where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home, including if your job involves working in other people's homes.

The full text can be found here New National Restrictions from 5 January (in England; there are similar texts available for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Specifically relating to cleaners, the guidance continues: 'This guidance applies to those working in, visiting or delivering to home environments. These include, but are not limited to, people working in the following areas:

  • 'This can include work in other people's homes where necessary - for example, for nannies, cleaners, social care workers providing support to children and families, or tradespeople (this is not an exhaustive list)'

Note this guidance is for people who are fit and well, and is dependent on the following social distancing guidelines being followed:

  • No work should be carried out in a household where people are isolating or where an individual is being shielded.
  • The cleaners can continue work, providing that they are well and have no symptoms. No work should be carried out by a cleaner who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild, or when someone in their own household has symptoms.
  • No work should be carried out in a household where any occupants are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, or households with a possible or confirmed case of coronavirus.
  • Whilst in the house. a cleaner should maintain a safe distance of at least two metres from any household occupant at all times, and ensure good ventilation in the area where they are working, including opening the window.
  • Upon entering the home, cleaners should wash their hands using soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Cleaners should wash their hands regularly, particularly after blowing their nose, sneezing or coughing, and when leaving the property.

The good news with regard to cleaning is that the cleaners can social distance from their clients very easily, and we would advise that, if you are at home when they are there, that you remain in a separate room to your cleaner.

If you are happy to adhere to the government guidelines - and if your cleaner has not been in touch already - then please just call the office and we will ensure that your cleaning continues.

Best regards

The Cleanhome Team