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  • Make a bird feeder by placing a mixture of fat and birdseed in an empty grapefruit or orange half, suspend the rind cup by string from a tree.

  • Blackened aluminium saucepans can be cleaned by boiling water and citrus rinds in them.  Any remaining stain can be removed with a steel wool pad.

  • Add citrus peel to tea leaves while they are brewing or put several small strips and a tea bag into a cup with some boiled water.

  • After carrying out dirty chores press nail tips into the pithy side of a lemon rind to clean them.

  • Citrus rinds added to simmering cinnamon and cloves will make your home smell lovely.

  • Small string or muslin bags filled with orange or lemon peel can be placed in drawers or cupboards

  • Rub lemon rind over cutting boards to clean and deodorise it.

  • Add some dried citrus rinds the fire to give off a spicy fragrance.

  • Orange peel scattered on flower beds deters cats.




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