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    Uses for Coffee Grounds



    Check out the following eleven ways to use coffee grounds before you throw them away.

    1-Got ants? Try sprinkling used coffee grounds in corners, and around water sources

    2-Rid your fridge of that funky smell. Deodorize the interior with a bowl of used coffee grounds in the same way that you'd rely on a box of baking soda.

    3-Musty closets and smelly mud rooms, add a bag filled with the coffee grounds. The smell will just disappear.

    4-Keep a can of used grounds next to the fireplace and when you go to sweep the ashes, add a little sprinkling of the grounds. It cuts down on dust.

    5-If you mix the used grounds in some hot water and then apply a cotton swab, dipped in the warm liquid to the table or chair scratch, it will reduce its appearance.

    6-When washing your hair, rub coffee grounds through the ends, rinse and be prepare tfeel softer locks.

    7-Rub your hands together with coffee grounds, after cutting onions and garlic to help get rid of the smell on your hands.

    8-Mix some of the leftovers with a body wash, pat it on your skin with a washcloth, and exfoliate your bodies
    calloused areas.

    9-Adding some used coffee grounds to indoor plant dirt, it will help fertilize, and keep them healthy.

    10-The grounds repel snails and slugs, so if you're looking for a natural outdoor insect repellent....

    11-Add your left over grounds to your composting bin, it provides much needed nitrogen and a base for the break down of the plant material.

  • #2
    I have always used the coffee grounds in my compost, but never knew about all the other stuff.

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    • #3
      That sounds interesting Rich, especially about the slugs and snails. It's much cheaper than letting the little bugs get soused on old beer.
      “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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      • #4
        number 7 also helps in reducing smell of gas/ diesel/ kerosene on your hands too.
        I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you!

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        • #5
          Also good for defeating scent finding dogs.

          Dale

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          • #6
            Since my household produces 1 to 1 1/2 cups of used coffee grounds a day I was wandering if they could be used for making fire starters in place of saw dust. This is after they sit in the fridge or by the litter box for a spell and get really dry.

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            • #7
              For those who don't know all the uses for coffee grounds, this is a great list for saving your grounds.

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              • #8
                Putting coffee grounds in your compost is a waste of perfectly good coffee grounds.. Apply them directly to the soil around the plants.. its a far better use for them as coffee grounds need not be composted.

                Same goes for egg shells.. Grind them up in a coffee grinder and sprinkle around the plants.. you can not have to many egg shells.

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                • #9
                  All good stuff. I have started making Cowboy coffee on the weekends, so I do have some grounds to spread around. Very simple recipe. Take a metal pot; put in coffee and water; and boil it. Bring it to s brisk boil, and then let it simmer off the heat for a few minutes. Then you throw in a horseshoe. If the horseshoe sinks it's not done yet. Not to bad.
                  The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

                  Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you are stupid, and make bad decisions.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Morgan101 View Post
                    Then you throw in a horseshoe. If the horseshoe sinks it's not done yet. Not to bad.
                    LOVE IT! I have to give that to my wife.....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Morgan101 View Post
                      All good stuff. I have started making Cowboy coffee on the weekends, so I do have some grounds to spread around. Very simple recipe. Take a metal pot; put in coffee and water; and boil it. Bring it to s brisk boil, and then let it simmer off the heat for a few minutes. Then you throw in a horseshoe. If the horseshoe sinks it's not done yet. Not to bad.
                      Some people call it boiled coffee. But Cowboy coffee it is to me, and my fave. I make a big pot every few days and store left overs in the fridge. One to one & a half min in the microwave and you are ready to go. Oh, be sure to store it in a glass container like a canning jar. I use a 1/2 gal. fruit jar. Keeps at least two days, perhaps longer but I've drank it all by then. The rest of my family aren't fond of it unless they add an equal amount of milk and a ton of sugar, making a fancy coffee drink out of it.

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                      • #12
                        Best coffee around. I was making it for a while when I was waiting for a part to come in for my purculater. Sorry Mr Coffee. purculated beats your one cup at a time pot. And no I didn't use a horseshoe. Just my camping coffee pot. Still the best when made over an open fire.

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