WASTE NOT | REUSING COFFEE GROUNDS

1 FEED YOUR PLANTS.

Used coffee grounds are an excellent plant fertilizer. Most plants thrive in acidic soils and your garden will appreciate your moka pot leftovers.Certain coffee shops gather and give away their use coffee grounds, neatly packed in beautiful bags, free of charge, just in case yours are not enough.

 

 

 

 

2  REPAIR WOODEN FURNITURE

Scratches on wood furniture will disappear if you carefully rub in a small amount of coffee grounds dampened into a paste with hot water. Reaply if needed, a couple of times, to get the best possible results.

 

3 FRESH SMELLING FRIDGE

Place an uncovered glass bowl of dry coffee grounds inside your fridge. This will act as a natural freshener and odor reducer. Your fridge will smell lovely every time you open the door!

4 HAVE A FACIAL

A quick fool proof facial scrub that works just as well as an expensive spa treatment. Use your cooled down coffee grounds to scrub your face gently. The grounds will slough off dead skin cells, and the caffeine will revitalize your skin.

 

I hope you’ve found these tips helpful!

Alright Chelflings, go be thrifty..

 

42 Comments

  • Jessica October 1, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I love reusing my coffee for a face mask but never thought to do so in my plants! What a great idea.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 1, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      happy to provide the inspo!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 1, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      happy to provide the inspo!

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  • Scott October 1, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    We’ve used them in our garden for years! Seems to keep the animals away too!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 1, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      magic beans!

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  • Christine October 1, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    This is great! I use mine to make body scrubs and exfoliating soap too! And they help fill up the compost bin. Recently I found out they are an excellent growth medium for edible mushrooms so I can’t wait to give them a try!

    Seriously what can’t we use coffe grounds for?

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 1, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      That sounds brilliant! let me know how it went!

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  • ashlee October 1, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    My grandmother has been using coffee grounds to feed her plants for years. I have been struggling with my plants lately, and I have been trying this out for the past few weeks. I have seen some serious improvement on the plant frontier! One of my favorite tips, great post!

    Ashlee
    http://www.ashleestuart.com

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 1, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      That’s great! It really helps indeed! I have a lemon tree that stopped growing and did not look as healthy as it used to, I’m trying to save it with a healthy dose of coffee as well..

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  • Alphonso October 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Wow I’ve really never thought about using used grounds for my plants, I’m definitely going to give this a go

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 1, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      Yay! Your plants will be thanking you for ever!

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  • kellie@foodtoglow October 1, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I love the fridge tip! I usually use baking soda but this sounds way nicer. I would need to pop a bit of muslin cloth on it with a rubber band as I am terribly clumsy. I really will try this though!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 1, 2017 at 11:38 pm

      what a great idea! I will try the muslin cloth and rubber band trick too!

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  • Jasmin October 1, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    wow a so nice Post i like to read about this *_* Thanks for charing 🙂 With Love Jasmin https://lollipopkosmetik.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/7-tage-an-meiner-seite-2/

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  • Ina October 2, 2017 at 1:22 am

    Nice post, I mix used coffee ground with dirt around roses, it make the plant happy

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 2, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      happy plants, happy us!

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  • Cecil October 2, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Love the idea of using coffee grounds as a fertilizer, I have a brown thumb so hopefully, this tip will help turn that around.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 2, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      happy to help!

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  • Mikayla Tencer October 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Great tips, I typically just throw away my grinds. I’ll have to try these out thanks!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 3, 2017 at 8:41 am

      I hope that you do! Thank you for stopping by!

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  • Lauren October 2, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I’ve heard that plants love coffee grounds before, I’ll have to try this next time! Thanks for the tips!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 3, 2017 at 8:40 am

      thank you for stopping by!

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  • Jennifer October 2, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I am a very avid coffee drinker and I can not wait to try some of these!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 3, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Yay! I’m excited that you are excited!

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  • Wonderseekersblog October 2, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Lovely post <3

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 3, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Thank you!

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  • Simon Starchevsky October 2, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    That is an enjoyable post. I also use coffee grinds to change the scent palate between different wines. But these tips are very good! Thanks for sharing!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 3, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Excellent tip! Thank you for adding to the list!

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  • Janire October 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I usually dump my used coffee grounds but my plants will now be getting a daily dose of coffee 🙂

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 3, 2017 at 8:37 am

      try weekly maybe 🙂

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  • Natasha Botkin October 2, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Amazing tips! Thanks for sharing.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 3, 2017 at 8:37 am

      thank you for stopping by Natasha!

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  • Yesenia October 2, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I knew about coffee grounds being used a fertilizer but didn’t know about the other uses. Very goo to know.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 3, 2017 at 8:36 am

      I’m so happy you’ve found something new Yesenia!

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  • Robyn Shaver October 3, 2017 at 1:39 am

    There are some amazing ideas in here! Looks like I’ll be trying all of these!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 3, 2017 at 8:35 am

      hoorah!

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  • Rose October 4, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks for these tips! Always looking for good ways to reuse things and reduce waste 🙂

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 4, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Glad you’ve found some inspiration Rose! Waste-not is the way to go!

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  • Kamira Gayle October 5, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Oh what neat ideas for coffee grounds. Who knew? Thank you. I’ll have to try the furniture trick!

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  • chris October 6, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Coffee grounds are great in the compost pile. Improves the soil. Have never put it directly in with my plants, but perhaps I shall try that.

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  • Helena October 7, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Fantastic photos and a wonderful website! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr October 7, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you Helena!

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