My New Best Friend: COFFEE FILTERS

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899
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Coffee filters....who knew the wonderful uses!  You can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing even the large ones and look at what you can do with them:

COFFEE FILTERS1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave.  Coffee filters make excellent filters.

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

13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, french fries, chicken fingers, etc. n 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 appliqueing 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.

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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.

22. 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 in 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. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrow? Use strips of coffee filters.

                            OH YEAH....THEY ARE GREAT TO USE IN YOUR COFFEE MAKERS, TOO!

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Dorie, this is great!  Thanks for sharing this long list of coffee filter uses. I've actually used them them for straining cork from wine!

Jan 19, 2010 01:16 PM #16
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Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Mary,

The list is endless..I'm sure you have several more ways to use them!

Jan 19, 2010 01:28 PM #17
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Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Silvia,

I have too! Now I have a much better wine opener and don't find me breaking corks! LOL!!

Jan 19, 2010 01:29 PM #18
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Funny Dorie ~ I had a blog saved for this very subject.  You beat me to the punch!

Jan 19, 2010 03:59 PM #19
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Darren Revell
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Fun post.. thank you for the information and uses.. I don't drink coffee .. but I can see the uses...

Jan 19, 2010 05:32 PM #20
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Melinda,

It is amazing what these devils will help you do!

Jan 19, 2010 10:27 PM #21
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Darren,

You are right..even if you don't drink coffee you can have coffee filters on hand to help you out!

Jan 19, 2010 10:28 PM #22
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Just when I thought I wasn't going to learn anything new today!

I guess that old saying is true......You learn something new everyday!

Great tips Dorie!

Thanks for sharing!

Jan 20, 2010 01:56 AM #23
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Dorie, can they double as lamp shades at a party???

Jan 20, 2010 02:11 AM #24
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Hi Craig,

It is amazing what little jobs coffee filters can do! Your right every day you do learn something new..just don't know what it might be!!

Jan 20, 2010 12:20 PM #25
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Hi Michael,

I'm sure someone could use them for this purpose..why not give it a try next time and let's see one of your excellent photos!! Should make a lovely picture!!

Jan 20, 2010 12:21 PM #26
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Cara Pearlman
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Dorie -

I missed this post from the other day. Who would have thought that there were so many other uses for coffee filters. I use a Kuerig (one cup coffee) which doesn't require the use of filters - but just might buy some filters next time I'm in the store. Love numbers 9, 12 and 14.

Jan 21, 2010 04:59 AM #27
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Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Hi Cara,

You would be surprised how many times I stick a taco in one! There are endless uses!!

Jan 21, 2010 05:53 AM #28
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I love this idea, better than paper towels.  I'm also re-blogging!

Feb 17, 2010 02:01 PM #29
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I've been known to grab a coffee filter for some of these things but not nealy all of them!

Feb 17, 2010 02:22 PM #30
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Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Hi Cindy,

They are better thn paper towels! Thanks for the re-blog.

Feb 17, 2010 10:37 PM #32
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Hi Judi,

I've been keeping them on hand more and they sure come in handy for lots of uses.

Feb 17, 2010 10:38 PM #33
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Hi John,

That would have been great for New Year's Eve! LOL!!

Feb 17, 2010 10:39 PM #34
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This is even better than the coffee ground list. That you very much for sharing it with us. 

Jan 23, 2013 08:34 AM #35
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Great suggestions.

Thanks for sharing the link to this previous blog.

Jan 25, 2013 12:15 AM #36
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