25 Ways to Use A Coffee Filter! Better than paper towels and a lot less expensive!

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Real Estate Agent with Fulmer Realty- Floresville, LaVernia, San Antonio

"A client sent this to me via email, I love it! While I haven't tried all these uses, I look forward to your feedback on what works and what does not!"-Cindy

 

25 Ways to Use A Coffee Filter! Better than paper towels and a lot less expensive...
    
 
COFFEE FILTERS-Household Cleaning Tips
 
Coffee filters.... Who knew!   And you can buy 1,000 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.  Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows?  Use strips of coffee filters...

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.
 
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 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.
 

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

 

Thanks Dawn C. for these great suggestions. I look forward to seeing how well they work.

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Total Edge Team

Cindy Cranston

Representing Home Buyers, and Sellers.

Specializing in San Antonio, La Vernia, Floresville real estate.

Keller Williams Heritage -  Agent

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Cindy Cranston and Faye Taylor are the Total Edge Team Realtors® with Keller Williams Realty Heritage living and doing business in the South Texas, San Antonio, Floresville and La Vernia, Texas market. They represents both homeowners and home buyers in these market areas.They specialize in military family and distressed properties. They enjoy the great rewards gained by helping our military heroes and their families buy or sell their home, and assisting distressed homeowners to sell their home and avoid foreclosure.

Cindy has been involved with the  United States military her entire life; First as a proud military brat while her father served, then as a Medical Technician in the Air Force, and for the past 14 years as a military wife to her career military husband.

Cindy~ 'Having been around the military my whole life gives me a unique perspective on the challenges that face a military family. I am uniquely qualified to understand this situation from all angles, and enjoy helping relieve some of the burdens caused by your military PCS.'

Faye has earned a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation from the National Association of Realtors®. The CDPE designation makes her uniquely qualified to assist homeowners who risk losing their homes. She works diligently with loan mitigation, asset managers and the homeowner to find an alternative to foreclosure.

Faye~ 'Working with homeowners and families to help them avoid a bank foreclosure is truly rewarding. The prospect of foreclosure can be financially and emotionally devastating, it's important to understand your options. CDPE has equipped me to help homeowners navigate this process and guide them to their best course of action.'

Comments (7)

Tammi Copsey
Perry Hall, MD

Interesting post and each tip really seems like it would work!  Hope you don't mind if I re-blog :)

Feb 22, 2010 03:51 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I was a little concerned about what they would be doing in the bathroom.  I guess they would work for razor nicks.

Feb 22, 2010 03:56 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I saw the re-blog and had to come by and say thanks. This is quite a list...rivals the uses of duct tape~

Feb 22, 2010 04:00 AM
Cari Anderson
Danville, CA

Just commented on Tammi's reblog so I thought I'd comment on the original source as well.  Thanks for posting this.  It is now bookmarked.  I will be using the shoe polish application today.  Thanks again. ~Doug

Feb 22, 2010 04:09 AM
Laura Sargent
Carolina One Real Estate - Mount Pleasant, SC

ah...those little easy things that are so easily missed

Feb 22, 2010 05:25 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I was going to write a post on this, but did a search to see if anyone had done so....and yes you did....so thee is no need for me to do one..I will just forward this to my sisters.

Apr 13, 2011 03:42 PM
Cindy Cranston
Fulmer Realty- Floresville, LaVernia, San Antonio - San Antonio, TX

Rebecca,

Feel free to reblog! Thanks for reading!!

Apr 14, 2011 03:10 PM