Think twice before you throw things away. Here, clever uses for rinds, used tea bags, coffee grounds, and more, says a 40+ year old Residential Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il.
Lemon Rind- freeze your zest. Most people don’t know that you can freeze lemon zest. Called for in many recipes, zest is the outermost rind of citrus fruits. when you need to use a lemon for its juice, first wash, then grate the rind. Freeze the zest in a bag up to 6 months.
Polish your kitchen’s chrome faucet by rubbing it with the white inside of the lemon rind. Rinse and wipe dry.
Tea Bags- canker sore soother. Put a used black tea bag in the freezer for an hour or more. Then take the cold tea bag and place it on the canker sore. Keep it there for about 10 minutes. The tea bag should relieve the pain. Repeat with another used tea bag if necessary.
Pineapple Peel- Feet exfoliant. Using circular motions, rub the inside, fleshy part of the pineapple peel on the soles and heels of your feet for a few minutes. Then rinse, dry and feel the difference.
Coffee-Grounds are great as an aid for fireplace cleaning. Liberally sprinkle used coffee grounds over old ashes in the fireplace. The damp coffee grounds will weigh down the ash and help prevent clouds of dust.
Poretightening face mask-mix an egg white into one-quarter cup of used coffee grounds. Using circular motions to stimulate circulation while exfoliating, spread the mixture on your face. When te concoction is dry and flaky, rinse your face clean with tepid water. All of the above are in Bottom Line Person Magazine written by Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen.