8 Creative Lifehacks for Lemons

Make more with your lemons than just lemonade—make your life easier with a couple of lemons and these creative life hacks.

Bruce and Jeanne Lubin
1-minute read

Clean Your Microwave

Put some lemon slices in a bowl of water and microwave on high for about 30 seconds to loosen up the grime.

Lighten Your Hair

Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice onto a comb and then run it though your hair before sitting in the sun to get some natural highlights.

Fluff and Separate Rice

Add a little bit of lemon juice while it’s boiling. It will keep rice fluffy and separated without adding a lemony taste!

Make Lemons Last

The best way to make sure your lemons last? Keep them in a bowl of water in the fridge. 

Freshen a Garbage Disposal

Just throw some lemon wedges (even used ones) in and turn it on!

Get Rid of Cauliflower Smell

Put some lemon juice in the water as cauliflower is cooking, and it won’t smell.

Freshen a Humidifier

Is your humidifier getting musty? Just add a few tablespoons of lemon juice to freshen it up and disinfect it.

Exfoliate Dead Skin

Sprinkle some salt on a lemon half, stick your elbow in the wedge, and move it back and forth to remove dead or discolored skin.

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About the Author

Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Bruce Lubin and Jeanne Bossolina-Lubin are the proud parents of three boys and more than a dozen books. After saving thousands per year using everyday tips and simple lifehacks, they started their own business in the hopes of sharing their knowledge with others. They have been known to go into their friends' refrigerators to turn their eggs upside down so that they last longer.