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Coffee grounds can be used in a variety of ways around the home.

You can add them to a garden to boost fertilization or you can use them to clean. Yes you read right, used coffee grounds are awesome for cleaning.

Before you decide to throw away your “Morning Joe”, hang on tight to those coffee grounds because you won’t believe the ways you can clean your house with them.

Keep scrolling below to check out these incredible hacks.

5 Ways to Use Coffee Grounds to Clean Your Home

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1. Get rid of smelly hands.

After cutting onions or anything smelly, rub your hands with used coffee grounds to get rid of smells.

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2. Deodorize your closet ,clothing drawers…

Pour dried used coffee into panty hose. Tie it off and use it as a deodorizer for your bedroom closet and clothing drawers.

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…and stinky shoes.

Fill pantyhose with coffee and leave inside of smelly shoes overnight to deodorize them.

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Using a pair of pantyhose, fill with dried coffee grounds. Place these in areas of your home that need a little deodorizing such as your shoes or bedroom drawers.

3. Scour your dirty pots and pans.

Used coffee grounds are great for scouring dirty pots and pans.

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Coffee is abrasive so it works wonder to remove food or any kind of build up on your hard to clean dishes.

4. Remove smells from your refrigerator. 

Get rid of smells in your refrigerator by placing a bowl of used coffee grounds inside overnight. Smells should be gone in the morning.

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Place  a cup or so of used coffee grounds in plastic container and cover with a lid. Place in your freezer or fridge to get rid of bad smells.

5. Use wet coffee grounds to clean ashes from fireplace.

Sprinkle wet coffee grounds in your fireplace before cleaning. This will help prevent dust getting into the air as well as make it easier to clean.

Sprinkle wet coffee grounds in your fireplace before cleaning. This will help prevent ashes and dust from invading the room.


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