Everyone has got coffee filters in their home. And that’s good news because they are capable of doing so much. A lot more than just brewing coffee.
The best part is that they are super inexpensive. They come in large packages too so one package will last a long time. One package will last you several months.
But once you read this list of uses for coffee filters, you’ll probably want to stock up. These bad boys can clean, shine, protect, and so much more. These are the best uses for coffee filters.
Here Are 45+ Genius Uses For Coffee Filters:
1) Face Blotting Towels
Stop buying those expensive face blotting towels that remove oil from your face. Just cut up some coffee filters into fourths. Use them as you would use the store bought ones.
2) DIY Tea Bag
Want to use up that loose tea? Pour some into a coffee filter and tie it up with a string. Brew it like you would a normal tea bag.
3) Clean Glass
Want a crystal clear shine? Use coffee filters to wipe down glass, screens and more. It will leak a lint-free shine.
Coffee filters and crafting go hand in hand. The types of crafts you can make with coffee filters are numerous.
5) Remove Nail Polish
Sometimes paper towels and cotton balls don’t hold up. Use coffee filters to remove your nail polish. They are more durable when it comes to getting the job done.
6) Infused Sun Tea
Want to jazz up your sun tea? Infuse it with mint, lemons, or berries. You can put these items in a coffee filter and tie it up like a tea bag so you don’t have to go fishing out your infusion ingredients when you want to drink your tea.
7) Shine Your Shoes
Want the perfect shine in your shoes? Use coffee filters instead of a rag. It will make them sparkle.
8) Prevent China From Chipping
Protect your delicate china with coffee filters. Place one in between each stacked piece of China. This will prevent chips and scratches.
9) Waxing Strips
Out of waxing strips? Cut up coffee filters into rectangle strips. Use them in place of waxing strips.
10) Prevent a Soggy Sandwich
Tomatos are great on sandwiches. But they can also make them soggy. Prevent this by wrapping your sandwich in a coffee filter before placing it in a sandwich bag.
11) Prevent Microwave Splatter
Cleaning out your microwave is a pain in the butt. Prevent splatter before you have a mess. Cover your bowls with a coffee filter.
12) Clean Up A Coffee Spill
Spill something on your rug. Soak it up quickly with a coffee filter. Just place it on top of the wet spot and let the filter absorb the liquid.
13) Wrap Delicate Ornaments
Got delicate ornaments? Keep them safe with coffee filters. Just wrap your ornaments in coffee filters before you store them away.
14) Cold Compress
Fold a coffee filter and soak it in brewed tea. Pop it in the freezer. Use it as a cold compress to reduce the appearance of bruises or soothe a headache.
15) Prevent Ice Cream or Popsicle Drips
Does your kid look like a complete mess after eating an ice pop? Wrap a coffee filter around it or poke the stick through it. It will catch any splatter. You can also use a cupcake liner.
16) Cover A Shaving Nick
Did you cut yourself shaving? Don’t put toilet paper on it. Pieces of coffee filter work much better.
17) Remove Corn Silks
Is that corn silk being stubborn and not coming off the cob? Wipe it down with a wet coffee filter. The silks will come right off.
18) DIY Sachet
Need to keep your drawers and shoes smelling fresh? Pour some baking soda and dried herbs in a coffee filter. Tie it off and use it to keep your small spaces fresh.
19) Filter Seeds From Juice
Fresh juice is great. But spitting out seeds is not. Pour your fresh juice over a coffee filter so you don’t swallow and seeds.
20) DIY Dryer Sheets
Stop buying dryer sheets make your own with coffee filters. Dip them into vinegar and essentials oils until they are damp, not soaking, and toss in your dryer.
21) Keep Fruit Fresh
Keep your fruit fresh with coffee filters. Wrap your fruit in coffee filters. Then put them in the crisper to stay fresh.
22) Potty Training
Potty training can be a messy business. Place a coffee filter in the bottom of your potty. This makes it easier to pull out poops.
23) Spread Butter
Need to grease a pan with butter. Put some butter on a coffee filter and use it to spread your butter around. They ae stronger and won’t fall apart like a napkin or paper towel.
24) Hold a Spoon
Need to place a spoon down but don’t want to make a mess? Place your spoon or spatula inside of a coffee filter. It will keep your countertop clean.
25) Keep Soil In Your Planter
Put a coffee filter in the bottom of your planter before you place soil in. Place your plant inside the soil. The filter will prevent soil from falling out while keeping water in.
26) Absorb Excess Oil
Everyone loves greasy foods. But no one needs extra grease. Place a coffee filter on a plate and toss in your fried foods to absorb excess oil and grease.
27) Backing Embroidery
Don’t buy special material for backing embroidery. Use coffee filters instead.
28) Snacks On The Go
Time for a snack? Using coffee filters helps you to portion your snacks so you don’t sit and eat the whole bag. They also make portable and disposable snack holders.
29) Weigh Food
Don’t dirty a dish every time you weigh your food. Place a coffee filter on the scale first before you lay your food down. This will keep you from washing plates and will keep your scale clean.
30) Sprout Seeds
Use coffee filters to get your seeds started. Place some seeds in a damp coffee filter. Put it in a plastic bag to sprout.
31) Counter Spill
Out of paper towels? Use coffee filters to clean up a spill. They work just as well as paper towels in a jam.
32) Keep the Flies Away
Don’t invite bugs to your picnic. Keep your food and drink safe with coffee filters. Just place them over your food or drink when outside.
33) Hot Dog Holder
Hot dogs are delicious. But if you like mustard and ketchup, they can get messy. Use a coffee filter to prevent a mess.
34) Packing Material
Need some packing material? Shred coffee filters and use it to ship fragile ornaments. You can crumple them up too.
35) Cage Fill
Stop paying for fill to use at the bottom of your hamster and guinea pig cages. Shred up some unbleached filters. It works just as well.
36) Poop Bags
Out of dog poop bags? Use coffee filters. They can be used as pooper-scoopers in a pinch.
37) Rain Water Filter
Use a coffee filter to keep large debris out of your rain water. It’s placed at the top of the filter system. You’ll probably have to boil the water when you’re done filtering.
38) Keep Your Wine Cork Free
Did you botch that wine opening job? Are you stuck with pieces of cork in your wine? Pour your wine over a coffee filter to filter out the cork pieces.
39) Make Yogurt Dip
You can make yogurt dip with a coffee filter. Put a rubberband around a jar and pour your yogurt over it slowly. Let it drain for an hour. Add our other ingredients and enjoy.
40) Makeshift Cupcake or Muffin Liners
Out of cupcake or muffin liners? No worries! Use coffee filters instead.
41) Diffuse Your Camera Flash
You don’t need fancy camera equipment. You can soften the brightness of a photo with a coffee filter. Just place one over your camera’s flash.
42) Instant Funnel
Need a funnel? Use a coffee filter. Just cut off the cone tipped end.
43) Corral Small Objects
Building a puzzle, Lego set, or furniture? Don’t lose those small pieces! Keep them safe in a coffee filter until you’re done.
44) Cookie Jar
Keep your cookie jar clean. Place coffee filters at the bottom of your jar. You’ll keep it from filling up with crumbs.
45) Make A Goodie Bag
Don’t buy goodie bags. Make your own. Draw a design in marker on your filter and spray with water and let dry. Add your goodies inside and tie with a string.
46) Clean Your Glasses
Are your glasses full of fingerprints? Rub them down with a coffee filter. It’s delicate enough so that you won’t scratch the lense.
47) Seasoning Bag
Need to flavor that soup or stew? Use coffee filters to add flavor without having to pull out pieces of herbs or other flavoring additives. Just place your ingredients in the filter, tie it off and place in your soup or stew.
48) Protect Cast Iron
Prevent your cast iron pots and pans from getting scratched. Place coffee filters in between them. This will keep them protected.
49) Fix A Wobbly Leg
Got a wobbly leg? Fold a coffee filter several times or cut it to size. Tuck it in the space to keep your leg study.
50) Emergency Toilet Paper
Out of TP? Use a coffee filter to wipe yourself. It’s not idea but it works in a bind.