Spent Coffee grounds update~

Recently we posted some uses for spent coffee grounds, one of the uses being a fridge deodorizer  instead of Baking Soda. We like to be as thrifty as possible in our house, so I figured this was a good place to start considering the amount of coffee we drink around here. 🙂

So I diligently dried the used coffee grounds in a small Pyrex pan on the kitchen counter, stirring often to let the air circulate.  The grounds were dry in approximately 3 to 4 days. I placed them in a small Tupperware, folded a paper towel over it and secured it with a rubber band. After poking a few holes in the top for ventilation it was off to the fridge for testing.

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It was a beneficial coincidence that the day before I had left an onion lamely wrapped on the second shelf. The grounds were definitely put to the test. What grade did they get? Well the second day I could not smell the onion anymore! I was pleased with the way the grounds soaked up the pungent smell. I have left the same grounds in there for about a week now and will probably make it a habit to switch it out every 2 weeks. There is no shortage of coffee grounds around here so there won’t be an issue of running out. 🙂

I hope you find this tip as helpful as I did. Now my Baking Soda can be put in my goodies and not in my fridge. 🙂

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Used coffee grounds? Lets put them to use!

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If you are an avid coffee drinker like us then you have used coffee grounds as we speak in your coffee pot. Well these coffee grounds have a lot of uses after they provide us with our delicious morning/afternoon/night cup of coffee. Lets check some of them out now.

We live on the edge of town and find ourselves with neighbors that have dogs and cats. Now the dogs we don’t mind because they don’t come into our yard and leave bombs in our flower beds and sleep in our tool shed. Cats on the other hand….well they go where they please. We all know that it is very difficult to keep cats out of the yard. So we found a few tips using used coffee grounds that can help keep those little furry creatures from leaving you surprises when you go to dig in your garden.

Cat/pest repellant:

Simply mix the coffee grounds well with used orange peels and then spread them around the outside of your garden. Since cats dislike the smell of coffee, as well as any citrus smells, this mixture will drive them away to do their business elsewhere!

We are definitely going to start saving our coffee grounds and try this handy tip. We have about 5 neighbor cats that love to wander through our yard and play Kitty Fight Club on our back porch. I look forward to seeing how the coffee grounds/orange peels work! 🙂

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

References: www.visionmagazine.com