18 Surprising Uses for Coffee Grounds You Had No Idea.

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It’s a good question.

After drinking your coffee, you end up with these coffee leftovers that you don’t know what to do with.

For what ? Because it has many benefits throughout the house, including in the garden!

1. Deodorize your fridge

use coffee grounds to remove bad fridge odors

Place a bowl of dry coffee grounds in your fridge or freezer to neutralize bad odors.

Handy when you’re out of baking soda. Check out the trick here.

2. Remove grease from a frying pan

Clean a burnt pan with coffee grounds

Coffee grounds can be used as an abrasive and absorbent cleaner.

Perfect for scour a pan with fat burned. Put some coffee grounds in the pan and rub gently with a sponge.

Check out the trick here.

3. Hide scratches on your furniture

Use coffee grounds to hide scratches on furniture

Dip a cotton swab in moistened coffee grounds.

And dab on the scratches of the wooden furniture to hide them. Test first on an inconspicuous area.

4. Give an aged look to paper

Put the paper in damp coffee grounds to age it

Immerse sheets of paper in a mixture of coffee grounds and water.

Leave to soak for 1 to 2 minutes then let dry and gently remove the coffee grounds from the paper.

5. Keep slugs and snails away

How to keep slugs away from plants with coffee grounds

Protect your plants from slugs and snails by scattering coffee grounds all around.

This natural barrier will keep them away because they don’t like the acidity of coffee. It also works with ants.

Discover the trick here.

6. Blue your flowers

Blue your plants with coffee grounds

Add coffee grounds to the soil at the base of the hydrangeas to make them change color.

Coffee grounds increase the acidity of the soil and will turn the plants blue.

Check out the trick here.

7. Clean your chimney

Put coffee grounds in the ashes to prevent dust cloud

Before sweeping the ashes from your fireplace, add wet coffee grounds above.

This avoids having a dusty cloud when sweeping. Don’t know what to do with the ashes? Check out the uses here.

8. Clean your hands after cutting garlic

Use coffee grounds to remove bad odors

Rub your hands with a handful of coffee grounds to remove garlic smell or fish.

The coffee grounds absorb the smell, but that’s not all. It is also an effective exfoliant to remove dead skin.

Check out the trick here.

9. Make a cockroach trap

Make cockroach trap with coffee grounds

Fill an empty can with 3 to 4 centimeters of moistened coffee grounds. Then, on the edge of the can, stick ultra sticky double-sided tape.

I’smell of coffee grounds will lure cockroaches directly into the trap.

10. Fortify your plants

coffee grounds strengthen plants that love acidic soil

In the garden, coffee grounds are not lacking in use. Contains nutrients needed by plants who like acidity.

For example, such as roses, hydrangeas, raspberries, strawberries and tomatoes.

Put it directly in the ground or in the watering can.

Check out the trick here.

11. Improve your compost

Improve your compost with compost

Throw your coffee grounds directly into the compost. And mix well to make a natural fertilizer for your vegetables.

This addition will bring nitrogen to your compost which will be very useful to it.

12. Keep cats away

Keep cats away from the garden with coffee grounds

Mix the coffee grounds with orange peels.

And sprinkle this mixture around your garden and in the flower pots to prevent cats from peeing.

Check out the trick here.

13. Unclog your drains

Unclog and maintain the sink with coffee grounds

Put coffee grounds in the sink or sink. Then add 3 drops of dishwashing liquid and finally a pot of boiling water.

It cleans and unclogs the pipes removing the blockages due to dirt and grease buildup.

14. Make homemade air freshener

Make homemade air freshener with coffee grounds

I love the smell of freshly ground coffee. If you’re like me, why not make some homemade air freshener ?

Just put coffee grounds in a pair of stockings that you double and close well by making a knot.

There you go, it smells good all over the house 🙂 And in addition, the flies hate this smell and will quickly clear off!

15. Make non-toxic natural paint

Paint with coffee grounds and water

Artists have been using coffee grounds as paint for a very long time.

Just mix a little coffee grounds and water to make non-toxic paint. Perfect for children’s first paintings!

16. Kill dog fleas

Rub the dog with coffee grounds to kill fleas

After washing your dog, rub him with 2 handfuls of coffee grounds so that it penetrates his fur.

Leave on for 2 or 3 minutes and rinse well. In addition to killing fleas, its fur will become very sweet !

17. Fight dark circles under your eyes

Put coffee grounds under the eyes to remove dark circles

Coffee grounds are also a great way to fight against dark circles before your eyes.

Just like coffee that gives you a boost in the morning…

It can also wake up your skin by diminishing dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. Discover the recipe here.

18. Salt your sidewalk with coffee grounds

Salt the sidewalk with coffee grounds

Dried coffee grounds are perfect to remove the ice sidewalk and melt the snow quickly.

It does not damage the sidewalks and it is ecological! No more risk of slipping and falling on the ground in winter 🙂

Want to do all that, but don’t like coffee? No worries !

Go to a starbucks coffee shop to get free coffee grounds

Meeting in coffees like Starbucks, Colombus Café or Costa Coffee. They will give you bags of coffee grounds free 😉

Your turn…

You know other uses of coffee grounds ? Share them with us in the comments. We can’t wait to read them!

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