1. Get rid of the smell in the refrigerator
Dry the grounds after drinking coffee. Put in a plastic jar, poke holes in the lid and refrigerate. The coffee will absorb bad odors. The same jar can be put in the freezer.
2. Clean pots and pans
Pour in a handful of ground coffee and rub the areas with burnt food well. Then wash as usual. Do not use this method on cookware that does not tolerate friction, such as pans with any type of non-stick coating and enamel pots.
3. Rinse odors off your hands after cooking
Keep a jar of ground coffee next to your kitchen sink and use it after you’ve cooked fish or chopped onions or garlic. Usually the odors from these products remain on the skin for a long time and are poorly washed off. But they will easily disappear if you rub your hands with coffee.
4. Make fragrant homemade soap
It will give your hands a pleasant smell, and small particles of grains will work like a scrub at the same time. Make several bars at once and give them to your loved ones.
5. Refresh your shoes
Pour the dried grounds into a sock, tie off the top and put it in shoes that smell bad at night. By morning, the coffee will absorb the odors. In the same way, you can freshen up a musty closet – just leave a sock with coffee on the shelf for a while.
6. Feed your plants
There are many useful substances in coffee beans, including nitrogen, which is used as a fertilizer. Especially for plants that prefer acidic soil, such as azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas, evergreens. Simply pour ground coffee into a flower bed or pot.
7. Add to compost
The nitrogen in coffee works great in compost too. Pour the rest of the ground coffee into a garden composter or pit and mix. Your fertilizer will become even more useful.
8. Wean the cat from the flower bed
If your pet prefers your flowers to the tray, mix ground coffee with orange peels and scatter on the flower bed. The strong smell will scare away the cat.