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How can I use two lemons to clean my house please?

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belgo Sat 05-Sep-09 10:39:30

Both rindless - the rind now being in Marslady's lemon drizzle cake - but what can I do with the rest of the lemons?

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Sat 05-Sep-09 10:41:52

Chop them up and put them in a Gin and Tonic dear.

belgo Sat 05-Sep-09 10:43:40


oh go on then, just the one

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Sat 05-Sep-09 10:45:00

If you chop the other one in half and put one half in the fridge it will keep it smelling nice for a while.

belgo Sat 05-Sep-09 10:52:11

I will do thank you!

IdontMN2makecopyforlazyjournos Sat 05-Sep-09 10:54:57

As soon as I saw thread title I thought "make a g and t and then you won't notice the dirt" but I see Fluffy got in there first.

TsarChasm Sat 05-Sep-09 11:02:06

Ring Kim and Aggy and see if they're busy.

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Sat 05-Sep-09 11:02:08

Great minds think alike. wink

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 05-Sep-09 11:06:13

Another one in the g&t camp here blush

You could always slice them up and freeze them, for future g&ts ...

belgo Sat 05-Sep-09 11:27:27

yuo knwo my houes is looking distinkly les messsy


FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Sat 05-Sep-09 13:28:27

Fantastic. You are now converted to the Fluffy way of cleaning. Well done you (hic)

kreecherlivesupstairs Sat 05-Sep-09 21:54:40

Use them as currency for scurvy ridden cleaning women.

Pyrocanthus Sat 05-Sep-09 22:01:49

Speak to them slowly and clearly, make sure they understand what you want them to do.

ZZZenAgain Sat 05-Sep-09 22:06:47

I try that all the time with dh and it doesn't work

dreamylady Sat 05-Sep-09 22:09:26

i once read a 'beauty hint' which involved resting your elbows in the two halves of a lemon to get your elbows all smooth and white. shock
i was only 14 so i tried it but i wasn't sure why..

Pyrocanthus Sat 05-Sep-09 22:15:44

Have a go with the lemons instead then, ZZZen.

I remember that beauty hint too, dreamylady. I never tried it, but I suspect if you kept it up for too long the smooth white bits would be your bones.

Waswondering Sat 05-Sep-09 22:17:20

Take a slice for G'n'T then cut the rest up, put in pyrex bowl and cover with water then microwave on high for about 3 minutes prior to removing and wiping out your sparkly microwave with a cloth - smells good too!


Pyrocanthus Sun 06-Sep-09 22:19:04

I watched a repeat of Kim 'n' Aggie while processing the ironing mountain this afternoon - and they did it! Citrus fruit in microwave. Five minutes, and the microwave was so vile it still needed scrubbing, but I bet it smelt a lot better.

dreamylady Sun 06-Sep-09 22:53:44

Pyro, grin at bony elbows, and 'processing the ironing'. In my house we do this by piling everything up for so long the stuff at the bottom goes flat. Takes a special skill to whip the bottom item out without toppling the pile.

Pyrocanthus Sun 06-Sep-09 23:38:37

That's an excellent tip, dreamylady. Both I and my 9 year-old did some ironing todayshock, but it just created a new problem of overfull drawers. My 11 year-old said in wonderment that she hadn't realized that she had so many clothes. It's obviously been a whileblush.

belgo Mon 07-Sep-09 06:35:05

Thanks for the microwave tip. I tried it, but don't really notice much difference. Also tried the lemon half in the fridge - and I don't notice much difference either.

I've got a bit of a cold, maybe I just can't smell it?

Also used the juice to clean the oven door - and it just left bits of pith on the oven.

I think I'll stick to lemons in the G&T.

Pyrocanthus Mon 07-Sep-09 11:31:57

If you've got a cold, add it to honey and hot water, for heaven's sake, and leave the housework alone.

belgo Mon 07-Sep-09 11:36:31

good thinking pyro

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