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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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USED COFFEE GROUNDS CAN ADD NEW MEANING TO YOUR HARRIED LIFE

Mar 05, 2014

Used Coffee Grounds Can Add New Meaning to Your Harried Life

By now, you've gotten the gist of making coffee at home like the experts. You're saving big bucks grinding and brewing your own beans instead of patronizing your local coffee shop every morning. If you've gotten into composting, something that's recently on our radar, perhaps you're already putting the used grounds to work.

As luck and nature would have it, turns out there's a whole slew of other productive uses for the has-been beverage. Now, instead of overpaying for body exfoliant or shelling out for a new coffee table, you just have to make sure you have a stash of old grounds at your disposal. We admit it might take a little self-cajoling before you start massaging your head with the coarse material, but after the initial shock wears off, and the soft, shiny hair compliments start rolling in, you'll be glad you took the jump.

Bet you didn't know your cup of joe was such a sneaky little multi-tasker! We barely needed another reason to love our morning brew, but with the amazing and surprising uses we discovered, we are positively over-the-moon with appreciation--as are our wallets.

Click through the slideshow above for ten awesome and unbelievable ways to use coffee long after the caffeine has kicked in.

By Stacey Gawronski

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