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Can you guess what these are?   Lemon peels!

I’m having them dried under the sun when I took this picture last weekend.  I learned from Real Living’s pocket magazine, Handy Hints and Instant Makeovers, that placing dried lemon peels in kitchen corners will keep insects away.   They also ward off silverfish (those little silver creatures you find your closets) and are a fragrant replacement for mothballs.   You can also pour the juice down sink drains to repel roaches.

So the next time you find some unused (and nearly drying) lemons in your fridge, don’t throw them out.  Make use of what’s left in the juice and then “recycle” the dried lemon peels to keep your home insect-free!