5 Surprising Uses for Coffee Filters!




You know how to use coffee filters to brew some java, but do you know these other surprising places you can use them around the house?

  1. Repair a torn speaker by making a coffee filter patch! Cut the filter slightly larger than the damaged area and carefully glue it in place. Rubber cement or plain white glue should do the trick
  2. Filter out food splatters by covering your dish or bowl with a coffee filter when reheating leftovers. You can reuse the same filter a few times!
  3. Create sweet-smelling sachets by filling a filter with dried eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, rose petals, or crushed bay leaves, tie it with a ribbon, and voilà! For a stronger scent, use rock salt and a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
  4. Preserve potted plants by lining them with coffee filters so the soil doesn’t fall through the drainage holes.
  5. Serve snacks in coffee filters for a convenient disposable bowl for popcorn, pretzels, chips, and other finger foods.

Coffee filters aren’t the only useful household java item … the used grounds themselves can do all sorts of things like get rid of grease, deter pests, and more! Grab your copy of Save It, Fix It, Keep It, Use It: 1,437 Surprising Ways to Save Cash with Items You Already Have to learn more.


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