Coffee filters are so inexpensive, and chances are you have stacks of them around your house, even if you haven’t brewed a coffee for a while! Why not try some of these awesome life hacks and uses for coffee filters?
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Put a filter on the bottom of your plant pots, over the drainage holes to prevent too much drainage
Spreading oil or butter on a cooking pan
Stack china plates and prevent scratches by placing a filter between each
Prevent splatter when heating something in the microwave
Use as a makeshift rag. Coffee filters are lint free!
Line your bamboo steamers
Cut up filters, place them in a small tin – these can be used as face blotters/lipstick blotters
Clean your glasses without leaving lint
Clean computer or laptop screens, TV screens, and windows
Use as a disposable “snack bowl”
Make homemade tea bags by filling coffee filters with loose tea leaves and dried fruit peels. Tie together with string and voila
Ward off unwanted odours from your shoe by applying a little bit of baking soda and wrapping it up in the filter to create a little sachet
Put a couple of coffee filters in your pocket when you are outdoors – they help to wipe off sweat and dir
Keep in your car glove box for window cleaning, to use as napkins and for quick cleanups
Wipe the dipstick to check car’s oil level
Get spills out of carpets, before they stain. While the spill is still wet, cover it with a coffee filter