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Experts share genius bathroom coffee hack

Experts share genius bathroom coffee hack

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As well as tasting great, coffee can be used for all sorts of nifty tips and tricks.

The grounds can be as raw fertiliser to feed the worms, in skincare to give your face a youthful glow, and to touch up furniture scratches.

And remember in primary school, you could dye paper with it and burn the edges to create an ancient-looking pirate map, or a 'Wanted' poster? Those were the days...

Well, following the realisation that coffee can also absorb strong odours, one group of genius internet users have dosed out a handy bathroom hack to handle the smells that often come with number two's...

Experts at insist coffee is an inexpensive way of eliminating nasty smells from all over the home, in fact.

This is because coffee - much like baking soda - contains properties that are able to neutralise and absorb odours, keeping the home smelling fresh.

Coffee grounds can be used as a smell-eliminator.
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Coffee grounds contain nitrogen, which is hugely beneficial when it comes to neutralising odours in the air.

These experts have advised that, if you have coffee grounds in your home, to place a few tablespoons into an open container and put this in a hidden area in your bathroom to keep odours at bay.

Andy Ellis, bathroom expert at said: "There are quite a few quick and easy hacks people can use to keep their bathrooms and home smelling fresh and free from odours on a day to day basis.

"You should be cleaning the home at least once a week but odours and smells can form during this time.

There are several hacks to eliminate bad smells.
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"Some of the tricks that can be used to combat odours can be done with items that a lot of people should already have in their homes like coffee grounds and baking soda.

"These kinds of things are great at absorbing smells whilst other tricks like using cinnamon sticks override bad odours."

Baking soda can be sprinkled at the bottom of bins and into drains to absorb odours.

Similarly, adding a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil into the hole of the toilet roll will have the same affect.

In this scenario, each time someone goes to grab a new sheet of toilet roll the fresh scent will be released.

Houseplants are great at tackling bad smells.
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Certain house plants - such as peace lilies and snake plants - can also be great for purifying the air and absorbing odour, as well as adding some greenery into your home.

This is also the case for eucalyptus plants, which can be hung in the shower or bathroom, with the steam releasing the oils from the eucalyptus into the air like a natural diffuser.

It's best to swap the plant every two or three weeks to keep it fresh, however.

Like coffee, cinnamon sticks - another pantry product - are great at keeping cupboards and drawers smelling fresh. Great for those who prefer a sweet and woody aroma.

Activated charcoal can also be placed into the bathroom to adsorb odours, working as a dehumidifier by bringing down moisture levels in the room.

They more you know, eh?

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Topics: Hacks, Life, Home