If Jack Frost is nipping at your nose this winter, you’re probably reaching for that favorite hot beverage to warm your bones on frigid days. But what to do with all those spent coffee grounds and tea bags? Sure, you can compost these common morning leftovers, but why not find a few clever ways to reuse them first? From cleaning your furniture to shining your shoes, here are 10 creative ways to repurpose coffee grounds and tea bags.
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1. Remove cooking odors from your hands
Both coffee grounds and tea bags are excellent deodorizers and can work wonders on your hands after chopping stinky foods like garlic, onions and fish.
After prepping your nightly meal, simply rub loose green tea leaves or tea bags onto your hands before washing with warm water and soap.
Use spent coffee grounds in the same way to remove food odors and leave your hands feeling smooth, soft and rejuvenated.