Use cof­fee grounds around the house

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Be­fore you toss cof­fee grounds, con­sider these other uses from This Old House:

Air fresh­ener:

Thanks to its ni­tro­gen, cof­fee grounds are an ideal fer­til­izer for plants like hy­drangeas that need acidic soil.


Keep ants at bay by sprin­kling grounds at likely en­try points, such as along win­dowsills and un­der doors.

Bug re­pel­lent:

Cof­fee grounds are a nat­u­ral de­odor­izer. Place some any­where you’d like to ab­sorb un­pleas­ant odors, such as in the freezer, fridge or even in­side your gym shoes.

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