USE THEM TO CLEAN YOUR . . .
COUNTERTOPS: Dip the cut side of a lemon half in baking soda to tackle countertops; wipe with a wet sponge and dry. Don't use on delicate stone, like marble, or stainless steel (it may discolor).
DISHES: To increase the grease cutting power of your dishwashing detergent, add a teaspoon of lemon juice.
FAUCETS: Combat lime scale by rubbing lemon juice onto the taps and letting it sit overnight. Wipe with a damp cloth.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL: Cut a lemon in half, then run both pieces through the disposal. The lemon cleans it and makes it smell great.
PLASTIC FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS: To bleach stains from tomato soup and other acidic foods on dishwasher safe items, rub lemon juice on the spots, let dry in a sunny place, then wash as usual
GLASSWARE: Salt won't scratch the way a scouring pad can. To get our stubborn stains, add some salt for extra abrasion and scrub.
SPILLS IN THE OVEN: If that casserole bubbles over as you take it our of the oven, pout salt on the spill to soak it up. When the oven is cool, wipe with a damp sponge.
USE IT TO . . .
Remove tarnish from copper and crass cookware. Squeeze ketchup onto a cloth and rub it on pots and pans. They should go back to their coppery color in minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry with a towel.
Come back next Monday for info on soda, toothpaste, & vinegar. . .