Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I've never tried any of these, but there are a few I haven't seen before.


Coffee filters..... Who knew! And you can buy 100 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing even the large ones.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome. Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.

4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12. This one I do NOT understand. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters. ?????WHAT?

13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease.

14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."

15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliquéing soft fabrics.

16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

23. Use them to sprout seeds. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book.

25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.



Twisted Fencepost said...

Great ideas, Patty!
I already use them for the inside of flower pots. Works great.

Mental P Mama said...

Well, I clearly need to go buy more of them!

Lady Di Tn said...

Love the thought for the day. I may try them in the flower pots, I have been using packing peanuts. I guess the no lint left on glass is why I use newsprint but then you have to wear gloves to keep the black ink off your hands. I may try coffee filters next time I do windows. Have a great day and week. Peace

Margaret Cloud said...

What great ideas, I am sure I will print these out. Thanks for posting them and I need to go to the dollar store.

nituscorner said...

nice patty. din't know of its multi uses.

Cheryl said...

But please tell men to remove the coffee filter from their faces before leaving the house-just in case they put the whole filter on the tiny nick-LOL!

Patti said...

Great ideas....I needed some household hints for upcoming bridal shower and a "cheap" gift. These ideas along with some new coffee filters will be just the thing.

Renie Burghardt said...

I have used them for all kinds of things. Now can use them for even more. Handy little things.

Hope you're doing well!

Wanda said...

I do several of them...but 25 wow! Who would have "thunk!"

Beth Niquette said...

That is SO cool! I had NO idea! thanks for sharing these handy dandy hints! Who would'da thunk it?!

Sunny said...

I use them for several things but I never realized there were so many other uses. Great ideas!
Sunny :)