Coffee filters are for more than just making wonderful coffee. Here are a few other ways to use them in your home.
Coffee Filter Hacks
Dish Protectors -
Keep your dishes safe from scuff marks by placing a coffee filter between each dish.
Grease A Pan -
Place some oil or butter in a pan and smear it around with a coffee filter.
Odor Eater -
Place some baking soda in a coffee filter, close it up with a rubber band and place it where you want to get rid of odors.
Quick Spill Clean Up -
Use a coffee filter to quickly soak up spills.
Soak Up Grease -
Place a coffee filter under items that are greasy to soak up that grease.
Cover with another coffee filter to protect your microwave from splatters. You can also use it to dab up extra grease.
Dryer Sheet -
Place a few drops of essential oil onto a coffee filter and place in your dryer to use as a dryer sheet.
Flower Pot Strainer -
Place a coffee filter in the bottom of your flower pot. Fill with dirt and place a plant of your choice in the flower pot. The filter will let the moisture out but keep the dirt in.
Bath Soak -
Place Epsom salt, essential oil, and some lavender flowers (or flowers of your choice) in a coffee filter. Close with a rubber band and toss into your bubble bath. It'll release the salts but keep the flowers inside for a no mess clean up.
Fragrant Sachet -
Place baking soda, essential oils, and flowers of your choice in a coffee filter. Close with a rubber band and place in your drawers and closets.
Cleaning Rag -
Use coffee filters to clean your sinks, faucets, counters, mirrors, and more. What's great is they are lint free.
Eco Friendly Lunches -
Pack your sandwich in a couple coffee filters and close with a rubber band. This will prevent your bread from getting soggy. You can also pack other items in coffee filters and close with a rubber band. This is eco friendly and if you're like my son... you won't have to worry about losing your storage containers.
Quick Snack Holders -
Place a variety of snacks in coffee filters for serving.
Use it as a strainer -
You can use a coffee filter as a strainer. For this one I placed loose tea into a coffee filter, stapled it closed, and steeped it in my hot water.
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Sewtime on Apr 15, 2021
I have used coffee filters for paint when dry brushing for many years. But thank you for all your ideas, I’m pretty sure the Dollar Tree will have them. You always have great ideas!
Dodi on Apr 20, 2021
I make yogurt in my Insta-pot then strain it through a coffee filter lining the inside of a sieve to make fresh Greek yogurt. Then dispose of used coffee filter in my compost bin.