A coffee filter.
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Unexpected Ways To
Use Coffee
Filters Around
The House
1. Shine Up Mirrors And Windows
Unlike paper towels, coffee filters are lint-free and resistant to tearing, so they leave no streaks when used to wipe down glass in your home or car.
Wipe the cleaner off the glass with a paper towel and go over it with coffee filters to remove the streaks. You can also directly wipe the cleaner using multiple or larger filters.
2. Make Homemade Sachets
Basket- and cone-shaped coffee filters lend themselves to being gathered up and secured at the top, and this feature can turn them into odor-absorbing and scented sachets.
Drop a few tablespoons of baking soda and a bit of essential oil in a coffee filter, secure the opening with a twist tie, and keep it in the back of your fridge to control odors.
3. Polish Up Leather Shoes
Remove the laces and stuff the openings of your shoes with coffee filters to ensure your conditioner doesn't seep into the opening, and wipe off the dirt and debris with a filter.
Work the leather conditioner into the shoes with your fingers and let it sit for 10 minutes before removing the conditioner with one filter and polishing
it with another.
4. Protect Dishes From Scratches
When you need to retrieve a dish from a cabinet full of stacked plates, bowls, platters, and cups, you run the risk of scratching and chipping them.
To avoid this, line the bottom of the cabinet with coffee filters and place one between each dish and bowl to create a barrier in case they knock into each other.
5. Line Planters With Them
Planters should have a few drainage holes drilled into them to allow excess water to flow out, but often, the soil gets compacted in these holes and clogs them.
Place a clean filter on the bottom of the planter before adding the soil and plant to cover the holes and keep the soil where it should be while letting the water safely drain out.