The ability to use cheap, everyday household items for different things around the house is a great way to save money and time. Coffee filters, for example, can be used for a variety of different situations that you probably never thought of. They are small, stackable and don’t take up much room but can be used for so many things! Most people drink coffee and I’m sure, you have a few extra coffee filters laying around the kitchen. Try using your extra coffee filters with these new ideas and you’d be surprised on how many things you can do with just a coffee filter!
First of all, coffee filters are great for cleaning. Most coffee filters are lint free and don’t streak. Use your coffee filter as a paper towel or wash cloth and start cleaning, leaving a streak free, beautiful shine. Use your coffee filter along with your favorite cleaner on household items such as your house windows, car windows, mirrors, basically any glass surface, Cd’s, DVD’s, the computer monitor, TV screen, car dashboards, car doors and counter tops. Coffee filters make great polishing rags for just about anything that you can use a regular paper towel for without the cost!
Coffee filters are used for more then just making a pot of your favorite coffee! Try using your filter after opening a bottle of wine. What happens quite often is when someone opens a bottle of wine, the cork breaks and sometimes falls into the wine. You can use a coffee filter as a filter to pour the wine through, leaving the cork behind in the filter. When you are cleaning out grease or oil that you fried your dinner in, consider putting a coffee filter in a wire strainer and strain the oil so that you can use it again later when you need it. When cooking bacon, use a coffee filter as an alternative to paper towels. Bacon tends to stick to paper towels and the coffee filter will collect the grease easily. Coffee filters make excellent dish covers when you are cooking in your microwave. Keep your microwave clean with these simple tip. Instead of using loads of newspaper when you are packing, place a few coffee filters between each of your dishes to protect them from breaking or chipping. When you are serving tacos, hot dogs, popcorn or any messy foods, use a coffee filter as a bowl to collect anything that may fall from your food. This is an easy clean up and of course, mess free.
Coffee filters can be used for so many house hold things. Use coffee filters for cleaning, a filter, a dish and even for crafts with your children. The ideas are endless and can save you a load of money. Don’t go out and buy a bunch of items that you don’t need when you can just buy some coffee filters!