If you are like most people, you start your day off by brewing a refreshing cup of coffee to wake yourself up. And, like most people, you probably toss the used coffee grounds right into the trash afterward. But what if we told you that there are plenty of ways you can reuse those grounds around your home to give them a second life?
Ways to Use Coffee Grounds Around the House
Use Them in Your Garden
Coffee grounds make for excellent fertilizer since they contain many minerals that plants need to grow. They also absorb harmful metal particles that may be in your soil. All you need to do is sprinkle the grounds over the dirt and let them work their magic.
You can also add coffee ground to your compost heap. Along with certain food scraps and fallen foliage, they can help maintain nutrients that will help fertilize soil in the future. And wouldn’t you know — compost piles with large amounts of coffee grounds produce fewer greenhouse gases than those without. Talk about helping Mother Nature in more ways than one!
Get Rid of Unpleasant Odors
Does your fridge smell of rotten food even after you’ve cleaned it out? Do you have a gym bag that reeks no matter how many times you’ve washed it? Pour some old coffee grounds into a sock, tie it off, and place it in the area or item that smells. The coffee grounds should help absorb the odors.
Make a DIY Cleaning Scrub
Isn’t it frustrating when you can’t get stuck-on food off your pots and pans? Coffee grounds can help! Just use a scouring pad and some grounds to naturally clean your cookware. The abrasiveness of the grounds can help breakdown food without the use of harsh chemicals.
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