Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tip Jar Tuesday!

OK...this is the first time I have done this meme, but I received this email from my mom yesterday (thanks mom) and thought "What great tips...I should share these!" So I am! I hope you find something useful!

Coffee filters ..who knew!

And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing. Probably cheaper than paper towels too!

COFFEE FILTERS: Not just for making coffee....

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.
2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China. Separate your good dishes by putting 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. Soaks out all the grease.

COFFEE FILTERS: Not just for making coffee....

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Rebecca said...

These are great! I never knew coffee filters were so versatile!

Happy Tuesday!

Jane Anne said...

Nice list! I especially like #1 and #10.

He And Me + 3 said...

Great tip...Tell Mom thanks! I have some coffee filters upstairs and my glass table needs some cleaning. Yippee! Thanks "K" Thanks Stac!

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

Great tips! The only use we have for coffee filters around our house is for art projects. Can't wait to try some of your ideas! :)

Alicia said...

Thanks, Stacey!! I have big bag of filters in the cabinet! After we got a percolator, I didn't have any need for them! Well, now I do!!

I wonder if they can replace TP!! LOL

Debra said...


This is terrific! I love some of these ideas for coffee filters! Thanks to your Momma!!! Hugs to you, sweet friend!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Great tips!

Lisa said...

AWESOME TIDBITS I am going to try these.

Momma_Hug said...

This is fabulous!!! My husband and I have somehow collected hundreds and hundreds of coffee filters. I actually thought about throwing them away. Uh, not now!