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8 Fantastic Uses For Your Coffee Grounds

07/27/2015 04:19pm ET | Updated October 19, 2015

After making a morning cup of coffee at home, do you toss the leftover grounds in the trash?

You DEFINITELY shouldn't.

Contrary to popular belief, composting isn't the only way to re-use old coffee grounds. Other sneaky uses for the stuff abound, like a delicious-smelling way to clean out your fridge and a clever DIY wood stain to fuel the Pinterest projects of your dreams.

Get those ideas brewing, because you can use coffee grounds to...

1
Fertilize plants.
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De-stink your fridge.
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Get rid of ants...
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Clean pots and pans.
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Make a DIY wood stain.
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Hide furniture scratches, too.
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Smooth-ify your face...
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Clean your fireplace.
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