Every green gardener knows that coffee grounds infuse your soil with nutrients, but with the amount you drink, more ends up going to waste than being salvaged. Fortunately there are plenty of other ways to save your grounds from the dumpster!
To avoid wasting electricity, you retrieve refrigerator and freezer items with record speed. Or maybe it’s because of that unknown odor emanating from within. If that’s the case, just stash a bowl of dried coffee grounds inside to eliminate the mystery stench.
Unpleasant smells aren’t limited to your freezer – your gym shoes have been known to do a number on your closet after a vigorous workout. Allow coffee grounds to dry, pour them into a satchel made from snagged nylons and hang this recycled deodorizer in your closet to neutralize the soggy stink.
You have a tongue for bold flavors and a penchant for preparing exotic meals. But, the pungent aroma of these zesty dishes tends to linger on your hands long after they’ve been digested. No problem! Just scrub them with coffee grounds.
Sometimes, a sponge and a little elbow grease isn’t enough to scrape food remnants off your dishes, so scour them with some coffee grounds. This resourceful method can be used to clean surfaces as well.
You can even make your own homemade brown dye for paper and fabrics. Similar to making tea, all you have to do is boil a pot of water, take it off the burner, pour in coffee grounds and let them steep.
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