Tips Around the House

Coffee Grounds

Uses for Coffee Grounds

  • Add coffee grounds to compost piles.
  • Rub wet coffee grounds on furniture scratches to help camouflage them; the coffee will stain the bare wood.
  • Sprinkle used coffee grounds around acid loving plants like blueberries, azaleas and rhododendrons; they will love it.
  • Place fresh grounds in a bowl and place inside a closed area to absorb odors; works great in the fridge, cabinets or even bathrooms.
  • Remove bad smells from hands by scrubbing hands with used coffee grounds.

  • Brew the grounds to create a dye for paper, fabric and even hair (color will gradually fade from hair after washing).
  • Repel ants by pouring coffee on the ant hills or placing dry, used coffee grounds around your home to keep them from getting inside.
  • Mix fresh coffee grounds with carrot seeds to repel root maggots; just sprinkle the mixture to sow them in the garden.
  • Sprinkle used coffee grounds in garden areas where cats like to go to the bathroom; it will repel them.
  • Used coffee grounds can be used to grow some types of mushrooms.
  • Add coffee grounds to your worm farm; they love it.
  • Spread used coffee grounds in the garden when planting tomatoes and melons.

More Tips Around the House can be found here.

Back to Top

The information contained in this web site is strictly the opinion of the administrators and does not offer any warranties based on the information contained in these pages. We try to provide quality information, but we make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in or linked to this web site.

Our site contains affiliate links to Amazon. If you purchase a product after clicking on one of these links, we will be paid a small commission. These commissions help to keep our site free to use.

All photographs are the property of and cannot be reproduced in any way without written permission from the administrators of this site.

Copyright © 2005-2016 D&G Gardens and Crafts 5 Chester Lane, Pennellville, NY 13132. All rights reserved.
Website Designed by Dorothy Baltz