Friday, October 21, 2011
Domestic Bliss: The coffee filter
I was absolutely amazed to learn that coffee filters can be used in so many different ways!
You can make beautiful light fixtures and wreaths....
They make excellent covers when cooking. No more oily and messy splatters!
Why spend lots of $$$ in paper towels when you can use coffee filters to clean windows and polish your shoes? They are lint free!
How about those expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.
Put a few on a plate and put your fried bacon, french fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. It soaks out all the grease.
Use as a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliquéing soft fabrics. Now this is thrifty! Much cheaper than stabilizers too!
Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.
Use it to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car. Good luck convincing hubby though! Guys can be so set in their ways!
Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and to clean up small counter spills. I feel liberated! I am no longer the queen of paper towel land! Hooray!
Instead of using tons of different bowls (and having to wash them later) use it to hold dry ingredients when baking.
Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.
Needless to say they can also be used to brew your favorite cup of coffee, lol.
So what did you think? Did you know that these guys were so versatile?
Be sure to come back next week, when we will take a closer look at our dear friend Mr. Vinegar.....
We hope you have a great weekend!