Five ways to reuse coffee grounds

Those coffee grounds are good for so much more than just waking you up in the morning. Here are 5 genius ways they can make your life easier around the house.

1. PROTECT AGAINST PESTS

 

Scatter the grounds around the base of plants that tend to be attacked by snails and slugs.

Slugs and snails hate caffeine, so won’t want to venture anywhere near your plants.

2. DEODORISE YOUR FRIDGE

 

Just like baking soda, coffee grounds are great at absorbing bad smells in your fridge or freezer.

Just pop and small bowl or tray full of grounds in the fridge for a few weeks, and that’s it!

Once they’ve served their purpose, you can put them on the compost pile – see #5.

3. REDUCE MESS WHEN CLEANING THE FIREPLACE

 

We all love a good roaring fire, but nobody like cleaning up the next morning.

Reduce ashy fall-out by sprinkling coffee grounds over the ash before cleaning. The grounds will dampen the ash without soaking it and help weigh it down, so it won’t billow out all over your lounge.

4. AS A NATURAL ABRASIVE

 

Been a little too zealous with your cooking? Get rid of baked-on food by pouring some coffee grounds into the spoiled pot or pan and gently scrub with a kitchen sponge. The ground will be tough enough to remove the dirt, but gentle enough not to damage the pan.

5. COMPOSTING

 

And finally, if you don’t have an immediate use for them, simple compost them for use in the garden later.

Coffee grounds are considered great ‘green’ matter as they contain high levels of nitrogen.

On April 27th, 2017, posted in: How to, News by , ,

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