Don't throw away your lemon peels and rinds! Your fresh lemons (and a variety of other citrus) can do a lot more around the house than you realize. You probably already know that they can keep your apples from browning and your guacamole bright green, but here are a few more household tips and tricks that can help keep your home looking and smelling fresh!

Photo by Beijing, Good Eats

Supercharge your laundry detergent

Add a little lemon juice to your wash cycle, and you'll have fresher smelling laundry with brighter whites too! It'll even remove rust and mineral stains. Natural air freshening To make a whole house smell fresher, just mix a bit of lemon juice and water together in a spray bottle and spritz away! You can also add a little lemon juice to the water in your humidifier (if you own one) for a brighter smell. Additionally, grinding lemon and orange peels in your garbage disposal can help remove nasty odors there too.

Remove unsightly stains

If you want to give your clothes a mild bleach, lemon can come in handy. Brighten up a pair of white tennis shoes by giving them a spray with lemon juice and letting them dry in the sun. Combine equal parts lemon and water and scrub it onto sweat stains to make them disappear.

All-purpose household cleaner

You can make all kinds of household cleaners with lemon! For a good, basic one, just combine lemon juice, vinegar, and water in a spray bottle. You can also make a decent wood polish just by combining one part lemon juice with two parts olive oil.

Streak-free window cleaner

For perfectly clean, crystal clear windows, just combine one tablespoon of lemon with a quart of warm water, mix it together, spray, and polish with a soft cloth. It's easy and awesome.

For more neat tips, check out, "5 New Uses for Lemons."

Photo Credits: Beijing, Good Eats

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