8 Unexpected Ways Coffee Can Improve your Home

All, Living Adventures, Preferred Movement     by Annie Mir

1. Use leftover coffee grounds to help your garden grow
Coffee grounds are relatively high in nitrogen, which encourages healthy soil in gardens. They are also a great addition to your compost pile since nitrogen helps turn organic matter into compost. To fertilize your garden with coffee, mix grounds with water for a liquid fertilizer, sprinkle them around the base of plants, or till them into heavy alkali soil to help encourage earthworms. Avoid dumping coffee grounds in clumps since they can mold. Learn more from Fine Gardening and Science Daily.

2. Clean and eliminate odors from your garbage disposal 
Use leftover coffee to make ice cubes and drop down garbage disposal.

3. Combine coffee grounds with thyme and water to make a garden spray that deters bugs
Directions here

4. Dust inhibitor.
Before you clean out the fireplace, toss wet coffee grounds over the ashes to keep the ash dust under control.

5. Use coffee filters to prevent soil from coming out of the hole in the bottom of a pot plant

6. Use coffee filters to protect skillets and china during storage

7. Cover food in microwave with a damp coffee filter to prevent splatters

8. Place coffee beans around a candle in candle holder
The coffee beans warm as the candle does and it smells amazing. Try using flavored coffee beans such as peppermint or hazelnut. Yummm!



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