Tricky Tuesday #20: Reusing Teabags

If you are following me for quite some time, maybe you would remember that I drink tea more than coffee. I know that used teabags can be reused for the dark circles around your eyes and for home. Aside from it can be used as fridge deodorizer, you will be amazed how you can reuse your teabags… especially when you’re a tea drinker. 😉

Reusing Teabags:

If you have a sink full of  dirty dishes due to the earlier party you’ve had and are very tired too finish the job and want to do it the next morning, you can drop a tea bag or two into the water and let everything soak. This will limit the scrubbing job as the teabag removes grease and food stains.

Aside from fridge deodorizer, it can also be used as a cupboard deodorizer.

Reusing teabags is not only limited in your kitchen. In fact, there are more other uses as well:

Homemade Glass Cleaner – Re-brew used tea bags and spray the weak tea onto windows, mirrors, and other glass surfaces to loosen up dirt, grime, fingerprints, and other gunk. Be sure to wipe away with a clean, lint-free cloth to minimize streaks and dust particles.

Renew Wood Surfaces – Use weak tea made from pre-brewed bags to clean and shine hardwood floors and polish wood furniture.

Deodorizing Hand Scrub – After handling foods like garlic, onions, and fish, use pre-brewed tea bags to scrub your hands and remove those lingering scents. For more tips to save time and effort around the kitchen.

Neutralize Household Odors -Used tea is also great for removing lingering odors from your home. Mix dried used tea leaves into cat litter.  Drop a few dry used tea bags into the bottom of your trash bins to neutralize bad smells before they can escape into your kitchen.

Feed Your Garden -Rebrew used bags in a bucket of water and use the resulting weak tea to water your plants and protect them from fungal infections. Alternately, open up used tea bags and sprinkle the damp leaves around the base of your plants to fertilize the soil and deter garden pests like mice. You can also add previously-brewed tea bags to your compost pile for a boost of nutrients. Just remember to remove the metal staple if your tea bags are the kind that have them.

See? There are lots of uses. Amazing, yes?

Have you tired one of these? I have tried it as fridge deodorizer and it worked. In fact, I have 4 used teabags inside the fridge as I write this. 😉

Any ideas on how to reuse teabags? I’d love to know. Leave them down in the comment box below.


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Source: SFG, Natural Living Ideas


23 thoughts on “Tricky Tuesday #20: Reusing Teabags

        1. Hmm, great info, Julie. You gave me an idea on what to search next for this series. 😀 I will keep this in mind in case I decide to be a green thumb. 😀 Thanks, Julie. xx

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