Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for $1.00, even the large ones.
1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.
2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome… Coffee filters are lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling.
3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.
4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine
through a coffee filter.
5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.
7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.
8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.
9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.
10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.
11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.
12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters..
13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them.. It soaks out all the grease.
14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great ”razor nick fixers..”
15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliquéing soft fabrics.
16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.
17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.
18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car..
19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.
20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.
21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.
22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.
23. Use them to sprout seeds. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a zip-lock plastic bag until they sprout.
24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book.
25. Use as a disposable ”snack bowl” for popcorn, chips, etc. 26. Great in the tool room when separating nails and screws then use in to bottom of containers to remove moisture and prevent rust
Better Than Paper Towels May 14, 2012
How can your carpets look their best? February 11, 2012
It all starts with Regular Vacuuming. Nothing will help your carpet last longer and look better.
- Rearranging your furniture a few times a year will help prevent excessive wear and tear on your high traffic areas.
- Use area rugs and carpet runners in heavy traffic areas.
- The longer a spot stays in your carpets, the more chance it will become permanent. Clean spills as soon as possible.
Vacuuming February 10, 2012
For every person, and animal living in your home, that’s how many times a week you should be vacuuming your house.
Washing Windows February 1, 2012
Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal for inside windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks.
Straight vinegar will get outside windows really clean.
Don’t wash windows on a sunny day. They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.
Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (or dye from a grocery bag)
Put some rubbing alcohol on a paper towel and rub.
Removing Fried Food Smell January 1, 2012
Last night we made Crab Rangoon. Afterward the smell of fried food lingered. I cleaned the area with Clorox Wipes, but this only disinfected it. I tried to cover it up by cooking something else, but that didn’t work either. I waited until this morning to see if the smell would go away on it’s own, but it didn’t.
This morning, I went to town on my kitchen. I put the stove grates in the dishwasher. I cleaned the stove and the counters again. I even cleaned above the stove. This time I used Clorox Clean Up. This did the trick! My kitchen no longer smells like fried food. It smells clean
Quote December 30, 2011
“If you live in a old house, don’t work your ass off to try and make it look new. Do the best you can to make it presentable.”
Your answer……………Soft Scrub!
Put a little bit on a wash cloth, or kitchen sponge. Rub in and wipe off.
Presto! It’s gone.
Soft Scrub is my best friend