Reuse Your Coffee Grounds

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by Discount Debbie

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If you’re a coffee drinker like I am, then you’ve got a lot of used coffee grounds every day! Most people dump them into their trash. But, did you know that there are so many great uses for those used coffee grounds?

Here are just a few ways you can re-use those old coffee grounds:

1. Get rid of odors in your car. Do you ever get in your car in the morning and smell something you inadvertently left in the car the day before? Maybe you left your lunch in there? Sometimes,¬†it smells like whatever you picked up for lunch. Ever notice how the smell of fast food (even when it’s gone) is not nearly as appetizing as it is when you first order it? Yes, that smell lingers in the car, doesn’t it? Just spoon some of those used grounds into a container with a lid you could poke holes into and enjoy a much fresher smelling car.

2. Eliminate stains in pots and pans. Sprinkle the old grounds onto stains and scrub with a sponge to get tough grease and stains off of your pots and pans.

3. Clean your garbage disposal. Just use about 1/4 cup of those used coffee grounds to clean out and freshen that garbage disposal. Follow up by running the hot water. Be careful not to put too much down your disposal at once, as that could actually hurt your disposal. It doesn’t take very much to do the trick. Try this once a week and you’ll see a difference.

4. Feed your plants. Coffee, and coffee grounds, contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and other trace minerals that make for fantastic fertilizer for your plants. Coffee actually fills our compost bin daily. And, it’s not just the grounds. If you have leftover coffee that you didn’t drink, pour that into your plants’ soil to give them a little boost!

How do you re-use your coffee grounds?

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