Lemon on The Broom: The Trick that Leaves you Speechless

To keep our house clean at all times, we make use of cleaning tools that are useful for removing dirt but are “bound” to get just as dirty. This is the case with the broom, which tends to get full of dust since it collects it from the floors of our house, balcony or garden. Not to mention, then, when the bristles harden! Fortunately, however, a lemon on the broom is enough to clean it and make the bristles soft again! Let’s see together how to do it!

Before you start

Of course, before you proceed with cleaning your broom by trying this trick, we recommend that you remove the excess dust and dirt between the bristles. Put on, then, a pair of gloves and remove any foreign matter stuck between the hardened bristles. Remember, too, to clean hand brooms periodically to prevent dirt residue from crusting over time. Ideally, collect the bulkiest dirt from the bristles after each use. And voila: now we are ready to try the trick to both soften the bristles and make them as good as new and to clean them thoroughly! How To.

The lemon on the broom trick is really easy to try, as you will only need to equip yourself with 3 lemons and nothing else! Start, then, by extracting their juice, after which add it to a saucepan and let it heat for a few minutes: the lemon juice, in fact, should be hot but not boiling!

At this point, all you have to do is pour it over the dust-encrusted bristles of the broom and leave it for about 10 minutes or even longer. Finally, rinse the broom brush thoroughly and let it dry in the open air-you will notice that the bristles will be as soft as when you just bought them!

In fact, the cleaning and descaling properties of lemon will help to disinfect the bristles and soften any dust encrustations that have formed. In fact, let us remind you that lemon is a natural descaler that can thoroughly clean even the stovetop! And as if that weren’t enough, then, lemon juice will also make your broom smell super fragrant!

How to clean other cleaning tools

Once we’ve seen how to keep the broom clean at all times, let’s see together how to sanitize the other tools we use to clean our home as well. These include: sponges, mops, and vacuum cleaners.

  • Sponges and mops

Both sponges and kitchen mops and cloths help us clean various surfaces from the bathroom to the kitchen and tend, therefore, to accumulate bacteria, germs, dust and detergent. Therefore, they need to be cleaned periodically so as not to transfer dirt to other surfaces. Here again, lemon can come to our rescue because of its many properties.

Then, in a basin filled with warm water, pour the juice of two lemons and soak the sponges, cloths and rags in it, leaving them to soak for an hour or two. After that, wring them out and rinse them to remove all grease and dirt residue and let them dry in the sun, which will help disinfect them and rid them of germs and bacteria.

  • Vacuum cleaner

Another cleaning tool is the vacuum cleaner, which periodically needs to be thoroughly cleaned to remove all accumulated dirt. Therefore, if you have a vacuum cleaner with a bag, we recommend that you gently remove it and devote yourself to cleaning the inside of the tank, passing a sponge soaked in a solution composed of water and vinegar. After that, dry it thoroughly with a soft cloth and put on a new bag. If, on the other hand, the vacuum cleaner is bagless, then, empty the container until all the dirt is removed and wipe a sponge dipped and squeezed in a detergent and disinfectant mixture consisting of 2 cups of water and half a cup of alcohol. We recommend that you proceed with cleaning the tank once a month.

The vacuum cleaner brushes should also be cleaned often, as they are the component that comes in direct contact with dust and dirt. Therefore, start by removing the brushes following the manufacturer’s instructions and remove dust residue, dirt and hair. After that, wipe a slightly dampened cloth in a solution of water and vinegar over the bristles and dry thoroughly with a dry cloth. Please remember never to submerge the brushes completely in water and let them dry for a couple of hours before reassembling them on the vacuum cleaner. Finally, at least once a month, wash the filter under a not too strong stream of lukewarm running water, using an old toothbrush to remove all dirt, and let it dry thoroughly before reassembling it.


Remember to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning the vacuum cleaner and always have the appliance unplugged for your safety.

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