10 Uses for Coffee Grounds
Stash the leftovers from your morning pot of joe for these clever household uses
Once you've brewed your morning cup of joe, perk up around-the-house tasks with this surprisingly versatile leftover
Place a bowl of dry grounds in your refrigerator or freezer to neutralize odors left by stale or spoiled food.
Place a few teaspoons of grounds on a thin cleaning rag and use to scour away grease and grime. Finish with a thorough rinsing.
Dip a cotton swab into steeped grounds and dab on scratches in dark wood furniture to minimize them. Just test in an inconspicuous area first.
Dip paper or sheets of stationery in a soupy mix of grounds and water; allow them to sit a minute or two, then let dry and brush off the grounds.
Mound grounds into a ring to create a protective border around plants that will ward off ants and slugs.
Work grounds into the soil at the base of mophead hydrangeas to increase the acidity level. This helps the shrubs absorb aluminum, which you can add to the soil to keep the flowers a vibrant blue.
Sprinkle damp grounds on fireplace ashes to cut down on airborne dust as you sweep them up.
Rub a scoop of grounds between palms as an exfoliant to remove dead skin and help eliminate smells from foods like fish and garlic.
Fill a can or jar with an inch or two of moistened coffee grounds, then line the container's neck with extra-sticky double-sided tape. The scent will draw the roaches into the trap.
Give seedlings a nitrogen boost by stirring grounds into soil or a watering can.