Oodles of Uses for the Coffee Filter

Posted by on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

coffee filter

Coffee filters are relatively cheap.  Although they are inexpensive (roughly $1.00 for a box of 1000), my frugally minded friends may be surprised how many ways a coffee filter could make life easier.

Nick yourself shaving?  Tear off a small piece of a coffee filter, stick it to the cut to blog and stop the bleeding.

Coffee filters are lint free. Use them to clean mirrors, screens, and glass.

Line iron skillets with coffee filters to absorb moisture and keep them from rusting.

Use a coffee filter to serve a hot dog or a hamburger or taco. This is a perfect way to carry and eat them while on the go or in the car.

Coffee filters make great bowls for serving snacks or popcorn.  Clean up is EASY.

Make your own dryer sheets by placing a drop of fabric softener on a coffee filter and tossing it into the dryer.

Use a coffee filter to store Christmas ornaments or screws or nails or any small gadget.

Use a cone shaped coffee filter to pour oil into your car.

Use a coffee filter between plates or dishes to protect them while storing them away.

Is your internet slow? Use a coffee filter to clean your cable connectors.

Cover food before microwaving with a coffee filter to prevent splatters.

Run out of paper towels?  Use a coffee filter to wipe counters or clean up a spill.

Place some baking soda on a coffee filter and place in a stuffy drawer or musty locker to aborb odor.

Drain fried foods on coffee filters.

Use a coffee filter to polish shoes.

Line plant pots with coffee filters to prevent leaks.

And last but not least – use a coffee filter to MAKE COFFEE!

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3 Responses to “Oodles of Uses for the Coffee Filter”

  1. Pauline Brighton 23 Jan 2012 at 1:41 am 1

    Very inventive Tara :) I dont drink coffee but I’m tempted to buy filters just to try your suggestions

  2. Sam Nordbergon 23 Jan 2012 at 2:05 am 2

    Wow Tara, I must admit that was very inventive. I have never even conisdered any of those (despite the last one, haha).

  3. Lori Fergusonon 23 Jan 2012 at 4:22 am 3

    Awesome! You’re right. Who knew! :-)