The main way we know how to use a coffee filter is for brewing that delicious coffee — but actually, there are many uses for coffee filters. There are many coffee filter hacks you can use at home as storage ideas, for beauty and skincare, or even in cleaning your home.
Uses for coffee filters: Clean Your Electronics
Coffee filters are great for wiping down your computer, TV, and cell phone screens since they don’t leave any lint behind.
Clean Windows and Glass
Try using a coffee filter to wipe down your windows and glass. It will leave a lint-free, streak-free shine.
Soak Up Grease
You can place a coffee filter underneath bacon, fries, fried chicken, or other greasy foods to soak up the grease.
Serve Popcorn or Other Snacks
One of the smart coffee filter uses is as little disposable bowls.
You can get one filter to serve popcorn and other snacks at a party.
Mess-Free Popsicle Eating
Push the stick of your popsicle stick through a coffee filter to prevent the pop from melting onto your hands.
Strain Wine to Separate Cork From Wine
If you’ve broken a wine cork inside a bottle, you can place a coffee filter over the bottle and strain the wine out into a new container without broken cork bits.
Face Oil Blotter
This is one of the hacks for coffee filters that may seem surprising to you. You can use a coffee filter as an oil blotter sheet for your face.
Protect Your Fine China
Flatten out a coffee filter and place it in between your china when stacking your dishes.
Keep Soil in Your Pot
Put a filter at the bottom of a flower pot over the drainage hole, then pour your soil on top. This will prevent your soil from leaking out the drainage hole.
Smart Parts Keeper
Here’s one of the smart coffee filter storage ideas you can do.
If you’re working on something that has small parts like screws, you can keep them in a coffee filter, so they don’t get lost.
If you’re eating your sandwich on-the-go, you can place it in a coffee filter to prevent yourself or your kids from making a mess.
Coffee filters also work well for serving pita sandwiches.
Place baking soda or potpourri in a coffee filter and tie it off to create an odor eater or scented sachet.
You can cut a piece of a coffee filter, pour in dried tea leaves, and tie it with a string or staple it to make a homemade tea bag.
Place a coffee filter over a deep cup or jar and pour 8 ounces of yogurt onto your filter. Let it drain for one hour.
Mix your drained yogurt with 1 small minced garlic clove and 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste and eat with crackers.
Surprise, surprise! Maybe these uses for coffee filters weren’t the first things that came to your mind when you were thinking of other ways to use them. But come to think of it – these coffee filter hacks actually make a lot of sense!