10 Random Uses of Coffee Grounds to Make Your Life Easier

by Maria Konou

You need to stop throwing out your used coffee grounds! Coffee grounds are extremely useful when making homemade skincare products like a body scrub. However, there are so many random uses of coffee grounds that will certainly make your life easier. As it turns out, used coffee grounds do not belong in your trash! Even if you don’t drink coffee, we will show you why you need to buy a packet for your home. So, let’s explore the most unexpected uses of coffee grounds you might want to try:

Time to explore the most random uses of coffee grounds that are actually very practical

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Random Uses of Coffee Grounds to Make Your Life Easier

#Eliminate odors

Coffee grounds, much like baking soda, have the ability t o absorb bad odors and neutralize them. And, the best part is that you can use them everywhere! Just spread the used coffee grounds on some parchment paper, let them dry, and then place them in a bowl. You can put this bowl in the fridge or freezer to neutralize odors, or in the pantry.

A bowl of used coffee grounds in your fridge will neutralize bad smell

10 surprising uses for coffee grounds

#Remove garlic smell from hands

The next time you chop onions or fresh garlic, take some coffee grounds, and rub your hands with them. Then rinse them to remove the strong odor. You can apply this hack for any pungent food that you are handling.

Coffee grounds help remove strong smells from your hands like garlic and onion

benefits of used ground coffee

#For abundant flowering

Coffee grounds are highly acidic, making them a great addition to soil for acid-loving plants and flowers, such as azaleas, roses, rhododendrons, and hydrangeas. Just spread coffee grounds around the base of these plants and wait for the most amazing, vibrant blooms!

Some flowers like hydrangeas actually love and benefit from coffee grounds a lot

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#For the compost

Coffee grounds are rich in phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and copper, all of which are great additions to your compost. They also release nitrogen as they decompose, which helps create a particularly rich compost and a great natural balance.

Used coffee grounds are the perfect thing to feed your compost with

uses for unused coffee grounds in garden

#For seedlings

You can help fortify your seedlings by mixing some coffee grounds with the soil. This will enhance the nutrient content of the soil, and also protect the small plants from pests.

Your seedlings will love some coffee grounds to be mixed in with the soil

used or unused coffee grounds for plants

#Fertilize your garden

When planting carrot and radish seeds, mix them thoroughly with coffee grounds before planting. Some gardeners say you can double your harvest this way! Not only that, but you can apply coffee grounds directly, since they are a great natural fertilizer for your garden.

Your garden will surely benefit from some used coffee grounds

uses of coffee grounds in the garden

#Repair scratched furniture

To cover up a small scratch or scuff on furniture, you can mix 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Apply the mixture with a cotton swab or a cotton pad in a circular motion. After that, wipe it away, and the scratches will be less noticeable.

Who knew coffee grounds can help you repair furniture scratches 

what are the uses of used coffee grounds

#Soap for dirty hands

You can actually make your own soap by melting a bar of glycerin soap and stirring 1/3 cup of coffee grounds into the melted soap. Then pour the mixture into a soap mold, and let it harden. You can actually use this soap to exfoliate and wash dirty hands after working in the garden, working with clay, and paint!

Make this soap for stubborn dirt from gardening, pottery, and painting

leftover coffee grounds uses

#Cockroach trap

Fill a can or a jar with moistened used coffee grounds, then cover the neck of the jar with plenty of sticky double-sided tape. The aroma will attract cockroaches and the duct tape will trap them. One of the best natural pest control hacks for rainy days!

After making coffee, save your grounds and use them as pest control

what is used coffee grounds used for

#Soften meat

Add a tablespoon of fresh coffee grounds to your favorite meat marinade. The coffee will help tenderize the meat and give it a slight smoky flavor. This is a perfect hack for summer barbecues!

Coffee grounds can help tenderize meat and gives it a smoky flavor

random uses of coffee grounds

As you can see, coffee grounds hold a lot of hidden potential. There are so many ways to utilize this ingredient that you would otherwise throw away. However, remember not to be excessive with the coffee grounds when it comes to gardening! Enjoy exploring these random uses of coffee grounds in your everyday life!

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Maria Konou

Maria Konou is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and fashion. However, she has always had a way with words. That’s what led her to her dream job here at Archzine. She has worked in many different fields over the years, but according to her, being an author has been the most rewarding. Maria is a huge plant enthusiast, loves everything fashion-related, is very sustainably aware, and is always open to learning about new things.