Fill A Sock With Coffee Grounds To Get Rid Of Fridge Odors!


No matter how hard we try, our fridge just collects odors. We tried baking soda, but it didn't make a huge difference. Finally I saw this trick and had to try it out! Here's how to fill a sock with coffee grounds and get rid of any fridge odors.
Start with used coffee grounds. I got mine from emptying a bunch of used k-cups.
Then grab a sock. This was the PERFECT use for my orphan sock who lost it's mate at the laundromat.
Super useful tip! Place the sock in a tall drinking glass and it creates a perfect base to hold the sock open to fill it up.
Start scooping in your coffee grounds.
And stick it in your fridge! You should smell a different within 24 hours. It may look strange, but who cares if it works! Hope you all found this helpful. :)

Suggested materials:

  • coffee grounds  (grocery store)
  • sock  (old navy)

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 4 questions
  • Donna Bilderback
    on Apr 13, 2018

    Could you leave the sock in the glass?

  • Rhia Reyes
    on Jun 26, 2018

    How long until u have to change to coffee grounds?

  • Ardale
    on Jul 19, 2019

    great tip but how often do you have to change the grounds before they mold? I think I'll just put mine in a small open bowl so I don't have to worry about liquid oozing out and staining the white trim on my refrigerator shelves.

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2 of 4 comments
  • Bmw30870575
    on Dec 30, 2017

    There is nothing like the sight & smell of amaretto and an old wet sock in the morning.
  • Ali8258498
    on Jan 31, 2018

    I will try this as soon as I collect enough coffee grounds. Refrigerator on our boat stinks really bad. Shore power went off and we had bait in it and didn't discover it for several days. It's way too expensive to replace (isn't anything on a boat!!?, but I digress) especially since it works, it just makes the plastic water bottles and anything else we place in it smell like old bait. A real problem. Have tried baking soda, not helping at all. I sure hope this works. If anyone has any other suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
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