Saturday, November 22, 2008

10 Uses for a Coffee Filter::

They're a must have item in the kitchen, or course. But lint free, tear resistant coffee filters are mighty handy in the home and pretty much everywhere else...

10- Shine Shoes
Use a coffee filter to buff you favorite pair of loafers (or heels) For brown shoes, a used filter will work, just let it dry first

9- Prep a stain
To darken a stain, leave the can open for one week, the strain the stain through a coffee filter to remove surface dust before applying it.

8-Absorb spills on upholstery
Use coffee filters to blot liquids off sofas or fabric car seats. They won't leave lint behind like paper towels do.

7- Make house plants less messy
Line flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole.

6- Strain solvents
Got paint thinner with residue floating in it?
Strain it through a coffee filter into a clean container, then safely dispose of the filter and residue after they have dried out.

5- Fix a wobbly leg
Fold a coffee filter several times, cut to size if needed, and tuck it into the space between a loose table leg and the table top

4- Keep windows clear
Spray panes with glass cleaner, then wipe away with a doubled up coffee filter. No lent, no streaks.

3- Make an air freshener
Place a tablespoon of baking soda in the center of the coffee filter and tie it closed with twine. Stash the packet in the fridge to absorb odors.

2- Keep hardware organized
Pile nails, screws, and fasteners into seperate coffee filters while you're working, to keep them from rolling off the table.

1- Prevent rust
Place a coffee filter inside a cast iron a skillet to absorb excess moisture when its not in use.

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