The Best Uses For Coffee Grounds

What are the best uses for coffee grounds? Well, the best use certainly is to brew a delicious cup of coffee. But what to do with the grounds after you brewed your cup of joe? Toss them out? Well, let’s have a look at a few creative uses for used coffee grounds.

  1. Food for plants – Plants that prefer acidic soils will gladly use your used coffee grounds as their food.
  2. Fridge Deodorant – Simply neutralize unwanted odors in your fridge or freezer by using a bowl of dry coffee grounds inside your fridge or freezer.
  3. Cover up for furniture scratches – You simply steep the grounds and then take a Q-tip to apply some of the liquid (as much as needed) to the scratch in the furniture.
  4. Dye – Steep the used coffee grounds in hot water. It will make brown dye which you can use for paper, fabrics, or Easter eggs. Paper will get an antique look when you steep it in the dye for a minute or two.
  5. Cleaning of stain-resistant items – You can use grounds to remove grease and grime from any sort of stain-resistant tools and dishware. Use a cleaning rag or paper towel and simply place a few teaspoons of grounds on and use it to remove grease. Thoroughly rinse your items after use.
  6. Insect Repellant – Take the grounds and make a ring of them around your plants that you want to have protected. The grounds build a protective border that will keep ants and slugs away.
  7. Reduce dust from ashes – You simply sprinkle a few wet grounds over your ashes before you clean out your fireplace. The wet coffee grounds will keep the ashes contained and significantly reduce dusting from the ashes.
  8. Hand Scrubber – You can use the grounds as an exfoliant. It will remove dead skin and also take care of food related smells like fish or garlic. Simply rub a scoop of coffee grounds between your palms and you’re good to go.
  9. Improve vegetable harvest – Mix your seedlings with grounds before you plant them. This will most certainly increase the nitrogen levels and can help grow your vegetables stronger.
  10. Trap Cockroaches – Build your own cockroach trap. Simply take a jar and fill it with moist coffee grounds. To catch the bugs you simply line the opening of the jar with double-sided tape that’s extra-sticky. The scent of the coffee grounds will pull cockroaches into the trap.

Who knew what you can do with used coffee grounds. We’re sure there’s many other ways. Leave a comment to let us know what you do with used coffee grounds. You can certainly always use the used coffee grounds from your single cup coffee maker. Simply removed the grounds from their container after brewing and use them for any of the ten suggestions we outlined above.

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