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.

 


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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.

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2. Make an all-natural pesticide


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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


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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

 

 

This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.

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

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