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By Kelly VedderPublished 2 years ago 3 min read
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(May Save Money)

With the things we buy daily, are we getting our money's worth? Some things we use every day serve many purposes. Instead of throwing away the leftover coffee grinds, use them for your garden. Coffee grounds fertilizer for your garden. It contains nutrients for plant growth. We also mix the grounds in a compost bin. That way you can use it at a later time.

Coffee grounds can be used as an insect repellent. It has many compounds that are toxic to insects. It keeps fleas off your pets. Bathing your pets with coffee grounds kills fleas and keeps the fleas up in the air.

Coffee grounds remove odors from the refrigerator, the gym, and shoes. You can use coffee grounds to scrub your hand to get rid of onion or garlic odors. "Coffee grounds can be used as an abrasive cleaner. They can help sanitize and remove buildup from sinks, cookware, grills and other surfaces around the house." (16 Creative Ways to Use Old Coffee Grounds. http://www.healthline.com)

You can use coffee grounds to scrub your pots and pans. The texture helps scrape away caked-on food. You can use coffee grounds to clean the fireplace, tenderize meat, scrub your face and scalp to remove dirt and dead skin cells for healthier skin. "Coffee grounds may help reduce the appearance of cellulite by breaking down fat deposits and increasing blood flow to the affected area." (16 Creative Ways to Use Old Coffee Grounds. http://www.healthline.com)

You can use coffee grounds to dye hair, clothes, or paper. You can use coffee grounds to remove scratches on wooden furniture. It can help darken the wood to match. It helps with lightening up dark circles under the eyes and helps to prevent signs of aging. This was found by researching.

the article, 16 Creative Ways to Use Old Coffee Grounds. http://www.healthline.com)

Dawn dish detergent is amazing. It has more uses than just washing soiled dishes. My husband is a mechanic. When he goes to wash his hands, Dawn detergent cleans the grease and oil off more easily than just regular soap and water. When you mix Dawn detergent and water in a spray bottle, it makes a great spray cleaner for cleaning tables, counters, and any service.

There are ways to save money while grocery shopping. Keep your eyes open for a coupon. Take meat, for instance. Some items have a sticker on the package. It gets you $1, $2, $3, $5, or $10 off. You can also save money on manager specials.

If your family is salad fans you could buy a big container of Spring mix. Portion it out into Tupperware, put some shredded carrots and other veggies on it and you can have salads for the week. Dressing on the side. The trick with cantaloupe is if you smell the end, and can smell the sweetness the inside is really good. Some of the weird ways to get cash fast are wrap coins or bottle deposits. I have three secrets to getting more vegetables into your diet.

First, add vegetables. Frozen zucchini can give great texture to a meal. You can add spinach or carrots. Second, add onions, peppers, and zucchini to meatloaf, omelets, chili, or black bean burgers. Third, add it to sauces. Adding extra tomatoes into pasta sauce to add fruit to your diet to spice it up a little.

Adding peanut butter to apple and banana slices improves your gut health. Strawberries added into plain yogurt is a great choice. You can also add strawberries and whipped cream because you also need some balance in your life.

Sometimes you need to have something that you enjoy. If you are looking for a fun way to exercise with your kids, you can dance together. The music can be YMCA, Cha-Cha, the slide, or any other movement type song. You also create a dance routine. Dancing also improves balance.

There are so many tricks to make life easier. Trial and error are always key to finding out what works for your lifestyle.

By Kelly Vedder

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