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Casa Quickie: Dealing with Ashes

Need something to do with your leftover coffeegrounds? Before you clean out the fireplace, carefully scatter wet coffee grounds over the ashes. This will help to keep the ash dust from billowing up and into your living room. You can also try the same technique when emptying out your wood stove. Afterwards, throw it all in your compost pile: Both ashes and coffee grounds are great amendments for your garden.


gooniette gooniette 10 years
ha, i guess that's much more sensible than just vacuuming out the fireplace. had to change my vacuum filter after that....
MamaD MamaD 10 years
I have alot of allergies so it's a gas fireplace for me! no ashes, no mess!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
good idea! i'll share this with my mom. it gets so cold in Calgary and i try to use her fireplace sometimes but the whole place gets smoky afterwards and the fire alarms go off. :P
nancita nancita 10 years
Ooh, great tip. Never heard of this before, but I will have to try it.
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