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It’s a common household conundrum: How do you stop buying cheap plastic spray bottles if you make your own cleaning and gardening agents?The lifestyle experts at Grist weighed in, and as it turns out, cutting down on that waste only takes a few tweaks:
Reuse old glass bottles. A vinegar or perfume bottle with a screw cap can easily be replaced with an old spray top, notes Grist.
Ditch spraying altogether. Sometimes the better solution (no pun intended) is to daub or drizzle instead.
If you’ve yet to get on board with making your own household cleaners, check a few of the surprising things you can do with a lemon per YM reporter Mandi Woodruff:
Stench-proof your kitty’s litter pan. Simply tossing a couple lemon halves in a bowl (flesh side up) and setting it near the box can lessen the odor. Grinding up lemon peels is also a good trick to keep stray cats at bay. Cats hate citrusy scents, writes Woodruff.
Whiten stains. Scrubbing stained fabric with a lemon wedge beats Tide any day.
Freshen your garbage disposal. Throw in some lemon peels (orange and lime also work), run some water then smell the difference.
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