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One of the staples in our kitchen is lemons. Once a week, I juice 2 lbs of lemons. That is one bag from Costco. My husband loves fresh squeezed lemonade. So, I keep a jar of lemon juice in the fridge and throughout the week I add some juice to a mason jar,mix in ice, agave nectar and water. It’s so refreshing and it puts a smile on his face. Anyway, this always leaves me with a pile of lemon peels. I use them as is to scrub my sinks with, boil them to add a wonderful scent into the air but often I just have to many to deal with. When I learned about this little trick, I was so excited! My dear girlfriend, Mrs. Green will be so proud of me! Hmm, I am going to make a jar for her. Shhh, don’t tell her, I want it to be a surprise. You know, this would make a wonderful gift for someone. I mean, what woman wouldn’t want a bottle of cleaner for that special occasion? lol Have a new neighbor who moved in down the block? Why not make a basket up with some citrus cleaner, some new rags, and a CD of up-beat music so they can dance with the mop as they clean away?
Don’t have enough citrus skins to make a full jar? That’s OK. Get a jar started. Add whatever skins you have on hand and cover with white vinegar, place the lid on the jar and let it sit till you have more to add.
MY PHILOSOPHY OF HOUSECLEANING!
I don’t do windows because … I love birds and don’t want one to run into a clean window and get hurt.
I don’t wax floors because … I am terrified a guest will slip and get hurt then I’ll feel terrible.
I don’t mind the dust bunnies because … They are very good company, I have named most of them, and they agree with everything I say.
I don’t disturb cobwebs because… I want every creature to have a home of their own.
I don’t Spring Clean because… I love all the seasons and don’t want the others to get jealous
I don’t pull weeds in the garden because… I don’t want to get in God’s way, HE is an excellent designer!
I don’t put things away because… My husband will never be able to find them again.
I don’t do gourmet meals when I entertain because… I don’t want my guests to stress out over what to make when they invite me over for dinner.
I don’t iron because … I choose to believe them when they say “Permanent Press”
REMEMBER . . . .
A clean house is a sign of a broken computer.