11 Clever Ways to Reuse Teabags

27 January, 2020
Just like coffee grounds, used tea bags can be used to repel ants, spiders and even rats.
 

Most people throw out teabags after they make their tea. What they don’t know is that these little bags have properties that can make them useful around the house. You can reuse tea bags in many different ways. Keep reading to discover some of their uses.

1. Clean carpets and rugs

For clean, dust-free carpets and rugs, lightly dry a few teabags and then sprinkle their contents on the carpet or rug. Let the tea dry on it and then vacuum. Your carpets and rugs will be like new

Vacuuming a carpet.

2. Clean glass

To clean glass surfaces like windows, mirrors or wine glasses, reuse teabags. Put them in warm water, then pour the contents into a spray bottle. Spray surfaces with this liquid and finally, dry with a clean cloth.

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3. Polish wood

You may not believe it, you can reuse teabags to make excellent furniture and floor polish. Simply sprinkle the contents of a used teabag on the surface you want to polish, then rub with a dry cloth.

4. Degreaser

Tea has the power to remove the grease from dirty dishes and also makes a great deodorizer to eliminate bad odors. Therefore, quit using aggressive chemical products and reuse teabags to clean your dirty dishes.

 
Clean dishes.

Just fill the sink with hot water and a few used teabags. Then, soak the dirty dishes to remove grease. This concoction can also be very useful for cleaning drains.

5. Neutralize bad odors

There are many different areas at home where bad odors can concentrate. A few tips:

  • Firstly, you can reuse teabags by mixing their content into cat litter.
  • Also, you can place a few teabags in the fridge to neutralize bad odors.
  • Moreover, you can prevent odors in the trash can by putting a few used tea bags inside.
  • Finally, let some used teabags dry, then place them inside shoes to prevent and neutralize bad odors.

6. Homemade air freshener

Teabags are also good for gently perfuming areas of the house like closets, bedrooms, and even the kitchen. Just place them somewhere out of sight.

7. Remove bad odors from the hands

Chopping onions and garlic or handling fish can leave unpleasant odors on your hands. However, they can be easily removed if you reuse teabags. Just rub your hands with the contents and rinse.

8. Prevent fungus on plants

Plants with fungus on their leaves.
 

If you want to prevent fungus from forming on your plants, simply soak some used tea bags in warm water, then wait for it to darken like tea, and finally, spray the liquid on your plants or use it to water them.

9. Fertilize the soil

Teabags are ideal for naturally fertilizing the soil. And so you can sprinkle the contents of a few teabags on the ground where you grow plants.

10. Homemade compost

You can use teabags in a homemade compost. Just be sure to remove the metal staple they usually contain.

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11. Repel insects and rodents

Teabags can help repel insects and rodents that often invade gardens. Likely, they can be used to repel ants, spiders, and rodents. Additionally, if you want a more effective solution, combine them with mint essential oil.

In conclusion, now that you have this information, never throw them away and take advantage of all their uses around the house.

Additionally, you can store them in the refrigerator for later use. If you notice that they start to smell bad, throw them away.