I Keep A Lemon In My Bathroom. Do You?

  • By Maid Brigade
  • 28 Oct, 2016
Bar of soap? Check.

Shampoo? Check.

Toothbrush? Check.

Toothpaste? Check.

Lemon? Huh?

Funny you should ask, but most people will react the same way if they were asked the same question. But here is a tip - lemons make your bathrooms cleaner and disinfectant. Difficult to believe? By the time you are done reading this article, your questions on how a lemon is good for your bathroom will have been answered.

People use their toilets and showers to clean and rid themselves of dirt and germs. On a more poetic approach – bathrooms are a sanctuary for cleansing.

Since dirt and germs from our body are left behind in the bathroom, we must ensure that it is our responsibility to keep it as clean as possible.

With the availability of numerous cleaning solutions in stores, they may seem like your go-to option. But in all honesty, store-bought solutions are expensive and can contribute to adverse effects on your body.

You will be surprised with the number of cleaning options that you can derive from your home. You can refer to our DIY home cleaning tips compiled through years of expertise .

By using your own concoctions, you will realize how much expenses you can cut down on and how toxic-free your house can be. This is where the role of lemons in your bathroom comes in. The acidic nature of the citrus fruit and its lovely organic scent are ideal for removing stubborn stains and deodorizing your bathroom respectively.

Here is why lemons are ideal for bathroom cleaning and why you should start using them.
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Remove Grease Stains

Often, when you go into your bathroom, you may notice hard grease stains on tiles, bathtubs, shower curtains, faucets, toilet seats, mirrors, glass shower doors and so on. And if you have ever tried to clean them, you will know how tough they are to remove.

These stains are hardened remains of soap and dirt, and over time, their grip on surfaces strengthens.

Take a slice of cut lemon and rub it over these stains. Let it sit for about 30 minutes or so and then, scrub off the stains with some water, and watch the magic unfold. You can dip the sliced lemon into salt before using it on the satin for added effectiveness.



Remove Hard Water and Add Shine to Your Faucets and Other Chrome Parts

Faucets, knobs and other chrome parts that were once shiny and flashy can sometimes lose all that gloss over time. That is what hard water does - takes the shine off of your faucets. But here’s the secret, it isn’t permanent. The answer? Surprise, surprise! A lemon!

Rub a slice of lemon all over the metal surfaces in you tub, shower and sink and restore their former glory.



Clean Glass Surfaces

Glass surfaces are important in a bathroom. You need your mirror to see yourself, and if it is dirty, there won’t be much of yourself that you can look at. Use an “all-powerful” lemon to get that worry off your shoulder. Lemon is great for cleaning glass surfaces like mirrors, shower doors and so on.



Clean Your Drains

There’s only one place all that dirt goes when you shower – the drain. In fact, all the dirt from the bathroom goes into it. And that is exactly why you should clean it once in a while. How exactly? You’ve probably guessed it right – a lemon.

First, pour about half-a-cup of baking soda into the drain. Then squeeze some lemon juice from a freshly cut lemon, around a cup full and pour that too into the drain. Let that sit there for a few minutes before pouring down a cup of hot water to wash it off.



Remove Mold and Mildew from Curtains

Damp and warm. These are the conditions that mold and mildew requires for growing, and which is why they love bathrooms. Dark, greasy and warm corners like the folds of your shower curtains are their ideal haven.

These slimy, green fungi are a cause for concern because they trigger allergies in many people as well as invite the breeding of pathogens. The acidity of the lemon is strong enough to break their complex and remove them.



Cleaning Solution

Lemon juice and borax is a great cleaning solution for all sorts of surfaces in your bathroom. Icky toilet seats come to mind when you think of what you can clean. The solution even adds a great lemony smell to it.



Lemon cleaning remedies aren’t just subject to the bathroom. You can use this wonder fruit to clean just about any surface in your home. So the next time you go grocery shopping, make sure you get a few extra lemons.

It is also advisable to get professional cleaning help once in a while. Maid Brigade offers quality residential cleaning services in Vancouver .

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