If you’re trying to reduce your consumption of single-use plastics and are looking for natural solutions to many of the cleaning tasks in your home then the answer could be found in your fruit bowl or your fridge.

Ideal Home recently shared a variety of cleaning hacks using all natural ingredients. There were a couple of suggestions as to how to tackle limescale in your home too, both of which involved citrus fruits.

Lemons are one of the top items to consider using for household cleaning, partly because they smell lovely, but mostly because their citric acid is highly effective at cutting through grease and limescale.

Simply wipe half a lemon over your kitchen tap, for instance, leave it for five to 15 minutes and then rinse off. It will remove any limescale marks and leave it looking like new.

Grapefruits provide the same kind of cleaning power and, as the magazine suggested, due to their larger size they can be a good option if you want to remove limescale from larger areas of your home, such as the bath.

Of course, you could also explore installing water softeners in Beaconsfield, or wherever you live if you’re in a hard water area, to help reduce the build-up of limescale in the first place.

Last month, the Scottish Daily Record shared another cleaning hack that can work wonders for removing limescale from your taps. It highlighted a technique used by one woman who moved into a property with heavily limescale encrusted taps. She was able to remove this build up of minerals by chipping away at it with a 1p coin.