8 Ways to Reuse Your Coffee Grounds | Ohio Country Life

by Amber Kanuckel

If you’re like me, you’ve got to have that morning cup (or pot) of coffee every morning. That means you have an endless supply of coffee grounds that you’re probably just throwing away. Surprisingly, even something as simple as used coffee grounds has a number of good uses. Here are a few of the ways you can reuse them!

1. Cleaning Dishes

If you’re out of scouring powder, spoon coffee grounds over baked-on dirt and use a cloth or sponge to scour dirty pots and pans. Not only does this work great in the kitchen, but coffee grounds also make a great exfoliant for your hands.

2. Acidify Your Soil

Blueberries, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and other shrubs are often difficult to grow because the soil isn’t acidic enough. Used coffee grounds are free and they work just as well as expensive fertilizers. Simply work a few handfuls into the soil around your shrubs to keep them happy and healthy. This is a particularly good trick for hydrangeas because the coffee grounds help them absorb the aluminum soil additives you need for those bright blue blooms.

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