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Drinking a cup of coffee from a one cup brewer is convenient, but what about all those disposable pods? Here are 5 ways to reuse Kcups in your home.
Coffee is one of my life’s pleasures. There, I said it. I enjoy sitting in a quiet house, or on a quiet front porch, before everyone else gets up to enjoy my thoughts and my cup of caffeine. I don’t think it’s just the taste, it’s the entire experience… calm, quiet… are you sensing a theme here?
Life is so chaotic for everyone that it’s good to enjoy a daily activity for yourself and my morning cup is mine. I also enjoy the convenience of a one cup coffeemaker, but hate the waste of those disposable Kcups! That’s when I started thinking that there has to be some way I can reuse them instead of tossing them in the trash or the recycling bin. In fact, I came up with 5 fun and super simple ways to reuse Kcups and I can’t wait to share them with you!
But before we get to ways to reuse Kcups, I have to share one other concern about my passion for my morning cup is the fact that coffee is known to be a major problem for teeth stains. I used to worry about the effects, but thankfully I have found a new toothpaste, made up of biodegradable or mineral-derived ingredients, that can help with that too! On my latest shopping trip at Walmart, I picked up a package of Tom’s of Maine® Luminous White™ Toothpaste Clean Mint. I used to love a good whitening toothpaste, but I always worried about them being safe on my tooth enamel. Luminous White is Tom’s of Maine’s most advanced whitening toothpaste ever and IS safe on enamel and for everyday use.
As with all Tom’s of Maine products, Luminous White contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives AND can bring whiter teeth in 2 weeks*! That’s great news for us coffee lovers, right?!
Now that we have a toothpaste that’s a coffee lover’s best friend, and safe for everyday use, let’s get back to how we can do our part and reuse disposable Kcups. When you start thinking about it, there’s all kinds of ways these handy sized little cups can be used around the house.
One of my favorite ways is to use them as molds for all sorts of things. A small dot of hot glue over the hole in the bottom of the cup is enough to keep your contents inside the cup. You can use them for freezing herbs, like I did here with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cilantro, and Garlic.
You can even use them for molds for DIY products like my favorite DIY Toilet Cleaner Tablets, when you don’t have other silicone molds.
I’ve even used them as a popsicle mold in a pinch when the girls were begging for a frozen treat!
A quick search of Pinterest turns up a ton of cute decorations you can make with Kcups. Check out this adorable DIY string of ghost lights from Far From Normal. So festive and fun and a perfect way to reuse the white disposable cups.
Here’s one way to reuse Kcups where you won’t need to plug the hole at the bottom. The hole turns out to be a perfect drain hole for seed starters.
The small disposable cups are the perfect size for organizing small objects. My girls love to use them for art and craft supplies. I’ve also used them in the bathroom for cotton swabs and hair pins!
Now that we have ways to reuse the Kcups we use and a great toothpaste in Tom’s of Maine Luminous White, we can all enjoy our cup of coffee in the morning with no guilt. Cheers to that!
*by removing surface stains vs. regular fluoride toothpaste