Coffee may be good for more than just a way to wake you up.

In this day and age of modern technology sometimes it is the thing that we least suspect that has the most uses for us. Long before heavily market stain removers a little baking soda and club soda could do the trick.

I've even used baking soda and vinegar to clean the drains in my sink when they need to be cleaned. It works, and if you don't believe me try it. It will also awaken the inner middle school science fair participant in you. Yes, it's that fun.

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What if I told you that coffee grounds could do more than just wake you up in the morning or provide you with an afternoon boost. It can be used in basements all around New York State.

According to House Digest everyone should have a bowl of coffee grounds in their basement. Why?

Well, have you ever experienced an odor in your basement that just won't go away? Chances are the answer is yes. It turns out a simple bowl of coffee grounds can help eliminate that smell thanks to the nitrogens it is made up of.

About 2% of coffee grounds is made up of nitrogen, which is pretty much the secret ingredient against those stubborn basement smells. When nitrogen meets up with carbon, it tackles nasty sulfur gas — the main culprit behind those odors that just won't quit.

What's even better is not only can the coffee grounds take care of nasty odors but they also will help with dampness in the basement.

Personally, the basement in my 100-year-old home gets a little wet when it rains heavily. This could be a game changer for me when it comes to getting rid of the dampness that seems to take forever to go away.

Just stay vigilant in your efforts to eliminate the odors and moisture. It may require some swapping out of the grounds to keep the process going.

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