Coffee Grounds

If there's one thing you should know about me, it's that I need my daily dose of coffee in order to function. Some people say they need their one cup a day to stay focused - I usually need about three or four. If you're a java junkie like me, then you know the best way to prepare a cup of coffee is inside your own home, especially if you have this all-in-one coffee maker/alarm clock.

There are thousands of ways you can go about making your own homemade coffee, but pretty much every method leaves you with old coffee grounds that you have to throw away. The grounds can sometimes cause a serious mess and can feel very wasteful to just throw away, but what else is there to do with them? 

Lucky for you, we put together an awesome list of the best things you can do with old coffee grounds. Keep reading to view all of these genius ideas and feel free to try them for yourself. 

1. Fertilizer

Coffee grounds are excellent at retaining water and can give a serious boost to your plants. 

2. Pest Control

Most insects want nothing to do with the smell of coffee, so you can put some old grounds around areas that you want to keep pest free. 

3. Compost

Your coffee grounds hold a lot of nitrogen and work great as compost. 


4. Growing Carrots

Carrots love coffee as much as you do, so put some in your soil and your carrots will thank you later. 

5. Cleaning Pans

It sounds weird, but a handful of old coffee grounds can do wonders in cleaning the grime off of your dirty kitchen pans. 

6. Fridge Deodorizer

Does your fridge have an uncontrollable stench? Put some coffee grounds in there and your fridge will be smelling much better. 

7. Cleaning Your Sink

Your fridge isn't the only thing in your kitchen than can stink. Putting some coffee grounds down your drain can help with the nasty smell. 

8. Washing Your Hands

If your hands need a serious scrub, coffee grounds can help eliminate all the bad smells staining your skin. 


9. Candles

Making candles out of coffee grounds is a quick way to get your home smelling fantastic. 

10. In The Shower

Don't be grossed out! Coffee grounds have been shown to be great for your skin. 

11. In Your Hair

Coffee grounds aren't just good for your skin, but they can also give your hair a brand new shine. 

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H/T: Boredom Therapy

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