Brew a big pot of tea and save those tea bags because there are so many ways to use tea around your home and garden. This relaxing beverage can save you money by replacing some everyday products.
Clean wood furniture and floors – Brew a light tea brew, soak a soft cloth in it and use it to get the dirt and grime off wooden furniture and floors.
Dye lace – If you soak lace in a strong brew of tea you can create a pretty antique look. The longer you let it soak the darker it will become. Grab some lace and experiment to get the look you want.
Clean mirrors – Brew a strong pot of tea and use it to clean your mirrors, instead if water and chemical cleaners. Pour the tea into a spray bottle and make the job even easier.
Remove odor from hands – After you cut smelly foods, like garlic and onions cut open a used tea bag rub or two and rub your hands with tea leaves to remove the odor.
Refrigerator odors – To help get rid of odors in your refrigerator put a bowl of used tea bags in your refrigerator for a few days and allow them to soak up the odor. Don’t throw them away when you are done, you can scatter them around your rose bushes.
A perfume sachet – Collect the leftover tea leaves from your favorite smelling tea (lavender is good) and spread them on a paper towel to dry. When they are dry put them in a small sachet bag and put it in a closet or drawer in place of potpourri.
Speed up your compost – Pour a few cups of tea into your compost. The tea will help draw bacteria needed to create great compost.
Feed roses – When you get done with you cup of tea scatter the left over leaves around your roses. You can also use the tea bags left over from using in your refrigerator to remove odors.
Feed ferns – Ferns are acid loving plants. For an occasional watering substitute a brew of tea instead of water. Do not use for every watering
Planter potting – When you are starting a new pot for a plant place a tea bag over the drainage hole. It add a little extra nutrients to your soil and they will retain water to help your plants.