If you start your mornings with a steaming mug of tea, there are plenty of uses for the leaves when you're done sipping. Since tea is loaded with natural tannins with extraordinary deodorizing properties, you can use them around the house. Let used teabags dry out, and drop them into the bottom of garbage cans (before you put in a bag). Or stuff them in smelly sneakers. Even loose tealeaves can be mixed with kitty litter to help it smell fresher. When you're finally done with the teabags and leaves, compost, compost, compost!