There’s nothing wrong with a good cup of java in the morning to get the day going – but what do you do with the leftover coffee grounds once the caffeine high has long dissipated?
- Deodorize Your Fridge
Place a bowl of dry grounds in your refrigerator or freezer to neutralize odors left by stale or spoiled food.
- Clean Tools and Dishware – Place a few teaspoons of grounds on a thin cleaning rag and use to scour away grease and grime. Finish with a thorough rinsing.
- Grow Blue Hydrangeas – 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
- Scrub Hands – Rub a scoop of grounds between palms as an exfoliant to remove dead skin and help eliminate smells from foods like fish and garlic.
- Fortify Plants – Give seedlings a nitrogen boost by stirring grounds into soil or a watering can
Don’t forget! Coffee grounds can also be composted – so if none of these five tips and tricks feel like you, just put them in your compost heap.
Find more out about composting here.