Hannah V
Hannah V
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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.
fill a sock with coffee grounds to get rid of fridge odors
Start with used coffee grounds. I got mine from emptying a bunch of used k-cups.
fill a sock with coffee grounds to get rid of fridge odors
Then grab a sock. This was the PERFECT use for my orphan sock who lost it's mate at the laundromat.
fill a sock with coffee grounds to get rid of fridge odors
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.
fill a sock with coffee grounds to get rid of fridge odors
Start scooping in your coffee grounds.
fill a sock with coffee grounds to get rid of fridge odors
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)
Hannah V

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Julie
    on Jul 6, 2017

    Can you tie up the end of the sock so nothing spills out, or does it need to be left open?
    • Lori
      on Oct 14, 2017

      Julie, we can do whatever we want. :) I'm for tying or clipping it too.
  • 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?

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  • 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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