6. Keep down the dust.
Tis the season for spring cleaning. Do you have a dusty floor or fireplace that needs a little sprucing up? Sprinkle coffee grounds on the floor or hearth to cut down on airborne particles as you sweep.
7. Make gardening extra green.
Used coffee grounds have many benefits in your garden, including fertilizing your plants and flowers, attracting desirable earth worms and repelling unwanted visitors like ants, slugs and even neighbourhood cats. Is there anything that brew can’t do?
8. Repair scratches on dark wood furniture. Dip a cotton swab in coffee grounds and gently dab it onto the marks to minimize them. After they have sat for a few minutes, buff them off with a cotton cloth. Generally, the darker the furniture, the better use for coffee grounds works.
9. Dye you need to try.
Turn a stain into a gain! Among the most artistic uses for coffee grounds, all you have to do is re-wet them and then dye everything from fabric to Easter eggs. Coffee grounds soaked in water can also be used to give paper a sepia tone, aged look.
10. Clean your drain.
Watch all your household stresses go down the drain – literally. Just pour coffee grounds in the pipe, follow with a few drops of dish soap and then a pot of boiling water. Instantly clean and clear, with no more clogged pipes and built-up grease!
Before you can put these Earth Day tips into action, you need coffee grounds! Stock up on some new brew with Van Houtte® coffee.