Paper coffee filters are used every day by millions of people to steep their aromatic cups of coffee and keep those pesky granules from getting in their cups of Joe. But coffee filters are not limited to just making coffee, there are many of other uses they are good for.
When your inside plants get messy from watering an easy solution is to put a coffee filter at the bottom of the pot to absorb an excess moisture or water and keep the dirt from leaking out with it onto the floor.
Coffee filters also can come in handy when using the microwave. We’ve all gotten used to covering dishes that splatter easily with paper towels or other dishes. Make it easy and grab a filter and cover the dish with it. This will keep your microwave splatter proof.
Create a fresh smelling sachet with baking soda and a coffee filter. Simply put a few teaspoons inside a coffee filter, bring all the sides together and close with a rubber band or string and stash inside clothes boxes, drawers or cabinets to keep them fresh smelling.
If you don’t feel like doing dishes when you have the munchies, simply grab a few coffee filters for small portions of chips, pretzels, nuts, etc. Serve on a tray, eat and then throw away. Coffee filters make for easy little bowls for your snacks.
Keep your plates and china chip free when storing by slipping a coffee filter in between each plate. These will act as a cushion and keep them looking as nice as they did when you got them.
Cleaning glass and mirrors can be a cinch with coffee filters. We all have had those day when using paper towels or clothes that leave behind lint or tear easily when using. Coffee filters are made of tough, durable fibers that won’t do the same. Spray your cleaner on the glass, and wipe of with the filter for an easy, streak free shine.
Love wine, but hate when the cork pieces get inside the bottle? Simply hold a coffee filter over the bottle as you pour the wine into glasses and this will filter out any stray pieces of cork that might be floating around.
Keep your pictures looking soft and pretty by using a filter over the flash of your camera. The paper will diffuse the bright light and make your picture turn out much more flattering.
Filters can also be used when painting with a paint brush. No one wants paint drips on their furniture or floors. Slip a coffee filter over the handle of the brush before painting and it will act as a shield to the paint and catch any stray drips or drops.
Some of these tips were found in First magazine.