10 clever ways to put your old coffee grounds to good use

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How to Make Oatmeal in a Coffee Pot

There's nothing quite like a good cup of coffee. We all have our idea of what the perfect cup is, but if you're a coffee drinker, you know that no day is complete without it. It's a little morning ritual that gets the day started.

If you make drip coffee at home, though, you'll find that after you're done, you're left with a collection of coffee grounds in the filter. They smell good, but they have no use left... Right?

Well, not exactly. Just like used tea bags, which can serve many unexpected purposes, coffee grounds are still loaded with goodness even after you've had your morning cup.

And while there are all kinds of pods and cups and gadgets designed to cut down on the mess of grounds, consider embracing them. They can do so many things you might not even be aware of!

Read on to discover what coffee grounds can do for you, for your home, and for your garden. It's really pretty amazing! And if you know a coffee ground secret we missed, let us know in the comments!

Coffee Is Great — But The Leftover Grounds Are, Too!

Tayra Lucero for LittleThings

If you're like most of us, a cup of coffee in the morning is an absolute must. While you should always consume caffeine in moderation, let's face it: coffee is great!

But what's also great is that even when the cup is finished, those leftover coffee grounds waiting damply in your coffee machine aren't.

You can use them for all kinds of household things. Plus, it's money-saving and all-natural.

Scroll through to learn about these amazing uses:

Watch the video below to learn more about composting:

Composting at home
Composting at home

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