Why you need to scrub furniture with orange peels. The Real Housewives Trick

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When oranges are ripe, in addition to their sweet and sour taste, these fruits also hide a remarkable secret – their peels can become a reliable ally for furniture care and more. So, after enjoying the taste of oranges, don’t throw away the peels, but discover how you can confidently use them in your home.

Orange peels.  Photo: archive.

Orange peel. Photo: archive.


  1. 1. Polish wooden furniture
  2. 2 Deodorize the refrigerator
  3. 3. Keep the cabinet always smelling fresh
  4. 4. Eliminate unpleasant odors in the kitchen
  5. 5. Prevents sugar from clumping
  6. 6. Repel insects
  7. 7. I can help you light your fire

1. Polish wooden furniture

The fresh scent and essential oils of orange do wonders for wooden furniture. By using the white part of the orange peel, you can restore the shine of your furniture and remove any signs of tarnish.

2 Deodorize the refrigerator

Pour salt or baking soda into the orange peel and keep in the refrigerator. These substances will absorb unpleasant odors and moisture from the air, and the peel will emit a pleasant citrus aroma. Replace the peel when the salt or baking soda is completely moist.

3. Keep the cabinet always smelling fresh

Put orange peels in the closet or put them in old socks in the closet. They will gradually emit a pleasant fragrance, keeping your clothes and room smelling fresh.

4. Eliminate unpleasant odors in the kitchen

If your kitchen smells bad, throw some orange peels near the trash can. The oils and juices in the peel will quickly neutralize the pungent odor.

5. Prevents sugar from clumping

Orange peel can prevent sugar, especially brown sugar, from clumping. Keep a few peels in a sugar container to retain moisture and prevent clumping.

6. Repel insects

Place orange peels in places where insects often visit. Their smell will keep these unpleasant guests away.

7. I can help you light your fire

After drying, orange peels can be used to start a fire, replacing regular paper. In addition to being useful, they will emit a pleasant smell in the room.

So, instead of throwing away orange peels, turn them into a useful household secret and enjoy the countless benefits they bring. Simple but effective tricks that real housewives always carefully keep in their arsenal!