Whether you drink coffee or not, coffee filters have proven to be extremely helpful around the house. Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up a pack of coffee filters and see what you can do with them. The below list are alternative uses for coffee filters.
Preventing Leaking Soil
Sick of that dirt always falling out of the bottom of the pot in your plants when you move them? Use a coffee filter before adding dirt to the pot. It will allow the water to leak through and drain, but the soil will stay in its place.
Clean The Car Without Chemicals
Cleaning the inside dashboard area with a coffee filter and a dab of olive oil will leave the interior shining and makes a great alternative to those harsh chemical cleaners.
Absorb Oils on the Face
Dab your face with cuts of coffee filters throughout the day if you tend to have particularly oily skin. This provides a less expensive way to soak up those oils that can cause havoc on the pores.
Use a filter to strain the pulp and other particles from fresh squeezed orange juice. You can also strain smoothies if you prefer no chunks/pulp in them.
Cut a hole in the center of a coffee filter. Put it onto a Popsicle, and you have a handy drip catcher for those sticky sugary popsicles.
Soak Up Grease
Coffee filters can be use under most foods such as bacon and deep fried items to soak up the grease better than most paper towels and napkins would.
Use them to clean TV’s, computer and phone screens. Coffee filters are far cheaper than those expensive microfiber cloths.
Just the Grease!
Strain bacon fat through a coffee filter and leave those bacon chunks and bits behind. Bacon grease has many uses in the kitchen.
Use coffee filters between glassware, cast iron pans, and other items that may scratch when stored or packed away for travel/moving purposes.
Do you have any clever uses for coffee filters? If so, please share them below!