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.