4 Reasons Not To Throw Away Your Used Teabags

Did you know that teabags can clean your kitchen?

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We’ve all reused a teabag to make a second cup of tea (hey, it saves you a bit of money). But did you know you could use those teabags as an all-natural home care ingredient? Here are a few ways to recycle those bags in the kitchen after you’ve had a hot cuppa.

 


1. Deodorize funky corners in the kitchen

Tea can act as a natural deodorizer. Cut up your used teabags, and pour the loose leaves into a container to dry. Scatter these in potentially stinky spots around the house to neutralize the smell, such as the bottom of your trash bin in the kitchen.

 

2. Make an all-natural pesticide


Tea can protect your houseplants from fungal disease (and the caffeine also helps repel insects).  Make a weak brew from your used teabags, let cool, and spritz with a sprayer onto the leaves and stems.

 

3. Use it to “soap up” in the kitchen

Have you just deboned a fish or crushed garlic? Get a used teabag and rub it over your hands to deodorize them, before moving on to real soap.

 

4. De-grease your pots and pans


Throw your greasy pots and pans into a basin of warm water with a bunch of teabags. The solution will help loosen the grime and grease before you wash them.

 

SOURCE: apartmenttherapy.com

 

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This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Yummy.ph editors.

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