Citrus fruits are some of my most favorite things in the world – their color, their taste and their association with sunshine does it for me.

But these tasty little fruits also have some incredible uses around our home  – particularly for cleaning, freshening up and deodorizing foul odors.

A staple in most homes, citrus fruit, including oranges, lemons and limes, makes a beautiful, fragrant display that can piled in a bowl. We also like to use them in a flower arrangement. Peeking out from the bottom of a clear glass container, they serve a dual purpose: beauty and as an anchor to an arrangement. They’re also handy to have around the house for the reasons we’ve gathered together here…


If you don’t have the citrus suggested, use whichever one you have on hand (although we’d suggest sticking with lemon juice when the objective’s bleaching):


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