Coffee Filter Hacks That Will Change Your Life

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Coffee filters are amazing, not just because they help make your coffee in the morning, but because there are so many other uses. From brewing coffee to cleaning your face, coffee filters are here to help you in almost every aspect of our life.

Soak Up Oil

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Soak up the oil from your skin throughout the day with a coffee filter. It will make your skin look less shiny and refreshed.

Tea Bag

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Pour loose tea into a coffee filter and tie it together with a string so the leaves don’t fall out to make your own tea bag.

Clean Windows and Mirrors

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Use a coffee filter to clean every glass surface in your house. It will be streak free and free of lint.

Crafts

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Get creative with coffee filters and use them as crafts. You can make them into flowers or butterfly wings. Just use your imagination!

Remove Nail Polish

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Coffee filters are great for removing nail polish because they are sturdy and durable compared to cotton balls or tissues.

Infused Drinks

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Infuse your water or tea by placing your ingredients in a coffee filter, tying it up, and soaking it in the water. This makes the ingredients super easy to take out when you’re finished infusing.

Shine Shoes

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Rub a coffee filter on your shoes to shine them and make them look brand new.

Save Your Good China

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Place coffee filters between your china dishes to keep them from chipping or scratching when you pack them away.

Waxing

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Cut a coffee filter into rectangle strips and use them for waxing body hair.

Keep Sandwiches from Getting Soggy

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Wrap your sandwich in a coffee filter to keep it from getting soggy throughout the day. Then place it in a sandwich bag.

Keep the Microwave Clean

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Use a coffee filter to cover your plates and bowls while they are in the microwave to prevent your food from splattering.

Clean Up Spills

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Spill some coffee or liquid? Place a coffee filter over the spill and let it soak up the liquid quickly.

Store Ornaments

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Keep your favorite ornaments from breaking by wrapping them in coffee filters when storing them away until next year.

Cold Compress

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Soak a coffee filter in tea and freeze it for a few minutes. Place it on any bruise or your head to ease a bad headache.

Prevent Messy Popsicles

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Slide a coffee filter on the end of a popsicle stick to catch the melting part so your kids keep their hands clean.

Stop Bleeding

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Did you cut yourself while shaving? Put a piece of coffee filter over the cut to soak up the blood quickly.

Remove Corn Silk

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Rub a piece of corn on the cob with a wet coffee filter to easily remove the corn silks that come with it.

Make a Sachet

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Fill a coffee filter with baking soda and dried herbs and tie at the top to make your own sachet for any musty drawers.

Filter Juice

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There is nothing better than fresh juice in the morning. To filter out the seeds of freshly made juice, pour the juice over a coffee filter.

Dryer Sheets

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Make your own dryer sheets by dipping coffee filters in essential oils and vinegar. Pop them in the dryer with the rest of your laundry when they are still a little damp.

Keep Fruit Fresh

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Wrap your fresh fruit in coffee filters to have it stay fresh longer. It will soak up any moisture.

Grease a Pan with Butter

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Put a piece of butter on a coffee filter and rub it on a pan to grease it.

Spoon Holder

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Place your cooking spoon on a coffee filter to keep your kitchen counters clean.

Keep Soil in a Planter

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Place a coffee filter at the bottom of a plant pot and fill it with soil. This will ensure your plant gets plenty of water and that the soil won’t fall out.

Absorb Oils

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Pat down that slice of pizza with a coffee filter to soak up the excess oils that equal hundreds of calories.

Snack Holder

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Grabbing a snack while you’re on the run? Place it in a coffee filter to portion your snack out and keep from getting crumbs everywhere.

Weigh Food

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Weigh your food with a coffee filter on a scale rather than dirtying a plate. It weighs much less and will keep your scale clean.

Sprout Seeds

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Start off your seeds by watching them sprout on a damp coffee filter and putting it in a plastic bag.

Soak Up Spills

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Run out of paper towels? Use a coffee filter to soak up any spills on your counter.

Insect Repellent

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Cover your food and drinks with coffee filters while eating outside to keep the bugs away.

Hotdog Holder

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Hotdogs can be messy. Place them in a coffee filter so people can stand and socialize at your seasonal BBQ and keep clean.

Shipping Material

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Keep the items you’re shipping safe by packing coffee filters in the box. They will cushion anything that is breakable during transport.

Hamster Bedding

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Don’t buy hamster bedding anymore. Shred up unbleached coffee filters and place them at the bottom of your pet’s cage.

Dog Poop Bag

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Run out of poop bags before taking your dog for a walk? Use a coffee filter to pick up after your pup.

Filter Rainwater

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Filter rainwater with this simple contraption. Before consuming or using the water, make sure to boil it to make sure it is as clean as possible.

Filter Cork from Wine

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If you’ve ever had your cork break while opening a bottle of wine, you’ve probably swallowed a couple of pieces in your glass. Place a coffee filter over the opening to filter out the pieces of broken cork when pouring.

Make Yogurt Dip

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Drain the excess liquid from your yogurt by pouring it onto a coffee filter over a jar. Add the extra ingredients and enjoy your yogurt dip!

Cupcake Liners

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Out of cupcake tins? Don’t fret, use a coffee filter to line the muffin tin and keep your cupcake from sticking to the pan.

Soften a Camera Flash

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Place a coffee filter over your camera’s flash to diffuse and soften it for just the right picture.

Create a Funnel

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In need of a funnel? Use a coffee filter! Fold it up so it resembles a funnel shape and pour whatever you need down it.

Organize Small Items

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Keep little pieces organized during a project by using coffee filters as little storage cups.

Keep Cookie Jars Clean

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Place a coffee filter at the bottom of a cookie jar to keep it clean and crumbs away.

DIY Goodie Bag

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Wrap up guest gifts in colored coffee filters instead of buying gift bags.