When life hands you lemons, make your kitchens smell good. Did you know that not only are lemons good for your health, they’re also very effective cleaning agents? These citrus-y yellow gems can double up as natural deodorisers and sanitisers and used to banish unpleasant food odours that make your kitchen smell bad.
Read on to discover 5 easy and convenient ways you can use lemons to eliminate bad smells from your kitchen.
In the fridge
After cleaning out your refrigerator, place a sponge soaked in lemon juice in the fridge for a few hours. Odours be gone!
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2. In the trash
Line a few pieces of lemon peel at the bottom of garbage bags to freshen up your bins.
3. In a grimy microwave
Squeeze some lemon juice into a microwave-safe bowl with some water. Microwave until boiling, then leave the bowl inside for one hour to let the steam do its job. After that, simply wipe the insides clean with a towel and some water.
4. On rancid chopping boards
Rub a wooden chopping board down with half a lemon to get rid of onion, fish and garlic odours.
5. Around insect-prone areas
If insects are a problem, squirt some juice on areas where they can get in, like windowsills. To deter ants and cockroaches, try mopping your floors with a mixture of juice from four lemons plus their rinds and two litres of water.
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Text: Good Health/Bauer/Additional Reporting: Elizabeth Liew