If you've just squeezed a bunch of lemons to make a batch of lemonade or salad dressing, don't toss the rinds into the compost just yet. Instead, fill a large stock pot with water and squeezed lemons, and bring it to a boil. Turn off the heat and soak white fabric items like T-shirts, napkins and socks, allowing them to sit in the lemony hot water for an hour. The high amount of citric acid will brighten whites and remove stains. Just drain, wash and dry in bright sunlight to give your whites an extra boost.
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