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15 Clever Household Uses For Coffee Filters

May 8th, 2018

Everyone has coffee filters in their home. But they’re good for a lot more things than making coffee.

Here Are 15 Ways To Use Coffee Filters Around Your Home:

1) Eyebrow Waxing Strips

Never buy hair waxing strips again. Use coffee filters instead. Just cut coffee filters up into little strips.

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2) Keep Them In Your Car

Coffee filters are great for keeping your car clean. You can use them to wipe your dashboard down and clean up all that dust. Keep them in your car to clean it up or to wipe up spills, or clean off your dipstick when checking the oil.

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3) Tea Bag Strainer

You can boil loose tea with coffee filters. Secure a filter over your mug with a rubber band. Pour the loose tea on top of it and pour hot water over it. Learn how to make DIY tea bags here.

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4) Soothe Puffed Up Eyes

Coffee filters can soothe puffy eyes. Soak them in brewed tea, such as chamomile, or plain water and put them in the refrigerator. Fold up your filters and put them on your eyes like a cold compress.

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5) Sprout Seeds In A Bag

Wet a coffee filter and place some seeds inside of it. Fold your filter up and put it in a plastic Ziplock bag. Place it in a warm area and watch your seeds sprout in a few days.

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6) Grease Up A Pan

Greasing up a pan is hard to do with a paper towel because it leaves fibers behind. Use a coffee filter instead. It won’t leave behind any fuzzy stuff.

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7) Keep Celery From Spoiling

Coffee filters can keep celery nice and crisp. Wrap your stalks in coffee filters. Then place the celery back in your plastic bag and put in the fridge.

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8) Protect Your China

Don’t let your china get scratched. Place coffee filters in between them. This will prevent them from getting scratched.

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9) Flavor Your Soup

Things like bay leaves and spices make our soups taste great. But no one likes fishing them out of the soup. Place herbs in coffee filters and close them off with a twist tie, then toss them in your soup.

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10) Make Shoe Odor-Eaters

Place a few tablespoons of baking soda in a coffee filter. Tie it off. Place the sachets in your shoes to deodorize them.

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11) Get a Streak-Free Clean

Sick of leaving behind a streaky mess when you clean? Use coffee filters instead of rags of paper towels. They won’t leave lint behind either.

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12) DIY Dryer Sheets

If you’re out of dryer sheets, you can use coffee filters in a pinch. Just dampen it with a little bit of white vinegar and use a drop of essential oil. Then toss it in the dryer.

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13) Disposable Snack Bowl

Coffee filters are a lot cheaper than paper plates. So, if your family eats a lot of snacks use coffee filters instead. They can be used as disposable snack bowls.

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14) Prevent Microwave Splatter

Prevent splatter in your microwave with coffee filters. Cover your bowl or dish with a filter. This will keep your microwave clean.

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15) Greasy Food Filter

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N0one wants to eat a bunch of grease in their belly. Place your greasy foods in a coffee filter. They will suck up all your grease.

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