After they’ve brewed their regular cup of morning coffee, most people simply toss the messy filter and grounds in the trash. But you shouldn’t!
Your love of coffee doesn’t have to end after you’ve poured that brew. In fact, there so many uses for coffee grounds beyond just making a drink, and once you see them, you’ll never throw out your grounds ever again.
Reusing your coffee grounds is always a smart idea when you’re trying to provide nourishment for your garden. Even if you are the greatest botanist in the world, you would not be able to get plants to grow properly without nutrient-rich soil.
Soil is, after all, the foundation from which all plants grow. We may often think of it as nothing more than insignificant “dirt,” and while in one sense that is technically true, it’s importance to the health and growth of plant life cannot and should not ever be understated. It’s absolutely essential, and coffee grounds can help with it.
That’s good, because as we all know, other forms of pest control can be both inefficient and expensive. Not to mention the fact that, in many cases, they can take up a great deal of space in your home or yard. There are even some products that offer solutions to your bug problems that might cost you hundreds of dollars that would be better spent on something else!
So if you’re not using your old coffee grounds anyway, why not do something productive with them? This will definitely make your next outdoor gathering a heck of a lot easier without those pesky flies, mosquitoes, and the like.
Wood furniture can be quite difficult to maintain over the years, and naturally, when you’re using it often, you’re bound to get some nicks and dents.
It may come as a relief, then, that you don’t necessarily have to spend an obscene amount of money to get your old tables, chairs, and other wood furniture professionally restored. It’s also important to remember that wood isn’t as durable or long-lasting as metal, plastic, marble, or other materials, so proper care is necessary.
Even the most inexperienced gardener in the world should know that anything that naturally makes your fruits, vegetables, and other plants grow faster is an absolute miracle. After all, some plants take months to grow, with others taking years to properly settle into the soil. If somebody could sell you something that could accelerate that process, wouldn’t you take it?
Better yet, it’s literally free, so you don’t have to pay a cent! While this method works best for carrots specifically, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem. They’re healthy, delicious, great for kids, and can be used in all sorts of recipes!
On certain pots and pans, it can seem downright impossible to make them truly look as good as new. If something has been stuck to your favorite kitchenware for many years, the natural reaction for most people would be to either throw it out or to simply ignore it for the rest of their days.
That is why something as simple and inexpensive as coffee grounds are an indispensable godsend. If you just use enough “elbow grease,” your frying pan should look clear as day in no time. You’re running out of excuses to take care of those rice stains on your old saucepan!
This is definitely an effective method, but don’t forget that you will have to thoroughly clean up the grounds from the fridge eventually after you’ve properly deodorized it. It’s more than worth it, though, to finally have a fridge that no longer smells like death… or worse.
Let’s face it, most refrigerators, and even freezers in some cases, are bound to get messy over time, and in turn, they start to develop a stench. There’s no need to live that way, though! Proper refrigerator care is an important part of being an adult, so take whatever steps you can to make it smell as good as new!
Better yet, as most of us know, sinks are a heck of a lot easier to clean than an entire fridge full of food and drinks. Many people neglect to properly clean their sinks on a regular basis anyway, so for those folks, this should encourage them to do what needs to be done.
Is your sink bound to get dirty again almost as soon as you’re done cleaning it? Sure, that goes without saying. But like anything else that needs to be cleaned, from your floor to your sheets, you need to clean them regularly before they get too filthy.
Don’t get us wrong, we love our feline friends! But if we want to be able to see the fruits of our labor, we’re going to need them to stop pawing at our lilies or chasing little critters through our garden and uprooting everything in the process! No one wants their garden destroyed, so a little sprinkle of coffee grounds ought to keep them at bay and (almost literally) nip that problem in the bud!
If you haven’t figured it out yet, coffee grounds are the secret weapon for anyone trying to make things grow. Let’s not forget that, as much as it’s a part of modern life, coffee itself is derived from naturally occurring plants, making it a natural fit to become part of the earth again. It’s not a recent discovery, either.
There’s a chance that coffee plants—or at least their ancestors—predate humanity itself, and people have been drinking it throughout the world for thousands of years.
Even if you’re one of those people who who don’t necessarily love coffee—or drink coffee at all—you have to admit that the smell of a good coffee shop brings about a warm, cozy feeling like none other.
It’s like you’re in the perfect place to catch up with friends, go on a casual date, or even write a novel! The possibilities are practically endless in a coffee shop, so why not do the same thing to your home?
This is both a comfort issue, as well as one about safety. It can be annoying at best to have ashes flying around you near any fire, but when you’re in your own home with a fireplace, it can be downright dangerous. Do this to prevent your house from burning down!
It may sound crazy, but think about all of the other different styles of scented candles that you’ve seen at that store in the shopping mall. Twenty years ago or so, who would have thought that a cucumber-scented candle would make your home smell like an absolute dream world? The same goes for coffee.
Obviously, though, you shouldn’t forget to take a thorough shower after rubbing coffee grounds all over yourself. You wouldn’t want to go to work—or anywhere, for that matter—with what looks like pure dirt all over your face! Explaining the purpose behind it may not even do you any good.
Hey, if it can work for your skin, it makes perfect sense that it would work for your hair, right? Once again, though, you’re probably not going to want to forget using shampoo the same way that you normally would, nor should you neglect to properly rinse your hair like you would with shampoo.
No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of lifestyle you live, there’s really no excuse to ever throw out this material that, unless you never drink coffee at all, you probably have anyway. Whether you’re growing a garden or just trying to keep good hygiene, you can use this!
Don’t forget that you don’t even need to waste fresh coffee grounds for projects like this. You can still drink your coffee the exact same way that you normally would. Use creamer, milk, half and half, sugar, or whatever other additions you like to put in your coffee—or don’t.
It really doesn’t matter. This time, though, instead of throwing the grounds out, you use them for something constructive! That’s what they’re talking about when they refer to killing two birds with one stone.
Make sure to share these amazing uses for coffee grounds with your friends!