START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

6 Clever Uses for Coffee Filters

  • 1 of 2
6 Clever Uses for Coffee Filters

By Leah Batkin, Networx

Everyday household items have long been known to serve other purposes, and no object exemplifies this versatility better than the coffee filter. Not only do coffee filters do an excellent job at catching wet coffee grinds while letting the brewed liquid coffee pass through, but their distinct texture, made of coarse long fiber crepe paper, lends itself nicely for other uses. For example, Networx’s editor has avoided a clogged drain and a subsequent call to an NYC plumber by covering her kitchen sink drain with a coffee filter when she didn’t have a kitchen sink strainer. Here is a list of 6 other uses for coffee filters:

1. Cleaning Tool

Coffee filters make an excellent cleaning tool for glass and screens. Spray a cleaning agent on a coffee filter to clean computer monitors, television screens, windows, and glasses. They clean perfectly without leaving residue.

2. Shoe Polisher

You don’t even need polish when you use a coffee filter to clean your shoes, but you can use shoe polish on a coffee filter to give your shoes that extra sparkly shine.

3. Air Freshener

Coffee filters are built to hold debris inside them, so instead of wet coffee grinds, put baking soda or potpourri inside them. Tie it together with a tie twist and place in a dresser drawer, bathroom, or anywhere else you want to smell nice.

  • 1 of 2

Read more: Crafts & Design, Crafts & Hobbies, Food, Green Kitchen Tips, Home, Household Hints, Non-Toxic Cleaning, Reduce, Recycle & Reuse, Surprising uses for ...,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Selections from Networx

Networx.com empowers people to make educated, economical and Earth-friendly renovation and home repair choices. We are a community of homeowners, renters and contractors who are committed to sharing home improvement expertise and experience.

148 comments

+ add your own
1:08AM PDT on May 3, 2013

Thanks!

2:14PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

thanks!

3:44AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

Use coffee filters to clean your glasses and tying herbs in when making broth.

10:00AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

We buy unbleached coffee filters and compost the grounds and filter when used. We also have a permanent gold-mesh filter which helps too :)

9:33PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Thanks

9:33PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Thanks

12:38PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

wow

5:01AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

hanks for sharing...

4:18AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

thanks for sharing!

4:05AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

Thanks

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Thanks to all of you...got some good ideas--I am very mop phobic.

Another win for dark chocolate.

Interesting article!

CONTACT THE EDITORS



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.