13 Amazing and Easy Paper Coffee Filters Home Hacks

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Paper Coffee filters are for more than just making wonderful coffee. Here are a few other ways to use them in your home.

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Hacks with Paper Coffee Filters

Use coffee filters as Dish Protectors

Keep your dishes safe from scuff marks by placing a disposable paper filter between each dish. Consider even using cone coffee filters, by cutting them in half along their seams.

Grease A Pan with a Coffee Filter

Place some oil or butter in a pan and smear it around with a coffee filter.

Make an Odor Eater

Place some baking soda in a coffee filter, close it up with a rubber band and place it where you want to get rid of odors.

Use a coffee filter like a paper towel for Quick Spill Clean Up

Use a coffee filter to quickly soak up spills.

Use coffee filters to soak up grease

Place a coffee filter under items that are greasy to soak up that grease. They are a great absorbent paper for these grease clean ups!

Prevent splatters in your microwave

Cover with another coffee filter to protect your microwave from splatters. You can also use it to dab up extra grease.

DIY Dryer Sheets

Place a few drops of essential oil onto a coffee filter and place in your dryer to use as a dryer sheet.

Use coffee filters in flower pots

Place a coffee filter in the bottom of your flower pot. Fill with dirt and place a plant of your choice in the flower pot. The filter will let the moisture out but keep the dirt in.

DIY Bath Tea using a filter

Place Epsom salt, essential oil, and some lavender flowers (or flowers of your choice) in a coffee filter. Close with a rubber band and toss into your bubble bath. It’ll release the salts but keep the flowers inside for a no mess clean up.

DIY Fragrant Sachet with a filter

Place baking soda, essential oils, and flowers of your choice in a coffee filter. Close with a rubber band and place in your drawers and closets.

Use a filter as a Cleaning Rag

Use coffee filters to clean your sinks, faucets, counters, mirrors, and more. What’s great is they are lint free.

Use a filter for Eco Friendly Lunch Wrap

Pack your sandwich in a couple coffee filters and close with a rubber band. This will prevent your bread from getting soggy. You can also pack other items in coffee filters and close with a rubber band. This is eco friendly and if you’re like my son… you won’t have to worry about losing your storage containers.

Use filters for Quick Snack Holders

Place a variety of snacks in coffee filters for serving.

Create a tea bag with a filter or Use it as a strainer

You can use a coffee filter as a strainer. For this one I placed loose tea into a coffee filter, stapled it closed, and steeped it in my hot water.

As you can see, coffee filters are great substitutes for many tasks in your home. When you are unable to get out to purchase others items, your paper coffee filters act as a great filter paper. They are a great value and great for many things besides using in your coffee brewer to make the best coffee. If you do use them for coffee, would you like to know what to do with the coffee grounds? Check out my post Helpful Ways To Use Coffee Grounds & Coffee Beans

Do you like coffee? Check out my post How Do You Make a Perfect Coffee at Home

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  1. jodie filogomo says:

    This is such great information (as always). Especially now that we use a pour over now for our coffee so we don’t need the filters!! But I don’t want to throw them away…

    1. Thank you so very much Jodie, and love that you don’t need filters. It’s a great and quick way to use them for so many things and they’re inexpensive.

  2. I Love the new Logo!!! The next time I’m re-potting a plant I will use the coffee filter on the bottom idea. Sending Good Vibes on your health journey ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♂️. Kathy

    1. Thank you so much Kathy and I’m thrilled you found a useful idea in this post to help you. Thank you for the good vibes – I appreciate it, and sending hugs back to you.

  3. You have the best hacks! I use coffee filters to strain things other than coffee. Not very creative like your ideas.

    1. Thank you so much Terri and I love that you use your coffee filters for strainers – that’s fantastic!

  4. I never thought to use the old ones that we can’t use for microwave bacon. We normally use paper towels, but I’ll bet old coffee filters would work fine. Thanks for the idea.

    1. Thanks Linda, I use paper towels too and I am glad to have this as a quick grab option. Fun to come up with all the ways you can use them.

  5. Great ideas for the filters! Pinned ♥ If you haven’t already, why not bring this post over to my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 2 (going on now) and my #WednesdayAIMLinkParty (starting Wednesday evening).

    1. Thank you very much Dee and I’ll be sure to drop by for the next party – thanks for the reminder.

  6. Lots of great ideas for coffee filters, but I love the dryer sheets the best! I am going to definitely try that! Thanks for sharing your tips!

    1. Thanks Sylvia, and I’m thrilled there is one here that you can utilize. Let me know what you think of the drier sheets 🙂

  7. Mother of 3 says:

    Lots of great ideas! I always used them with my boys to make perfectly round snowflakes in the wintertime for our windows.. but that’s about it. I’m going to have to try a few of these.

    1. Thanks Joanne and we make round snowflakes too 🙂 I started crafting with them as well and made a few things for the holidays. One of my favorites was a wreath.

  8. wow most of these I would never have thought of. thanks for the wonderful tips. #sensal

    1. Thank you so much Bree,and I hope some of them might help you 🙂

  9. Yes, these are great uses for coffee filters. I used to use them to clean mirrors and they worked well. #trafficjamweekend

    1. Thanks Antionette, and thanks for sharing your experience with the mirror cleaning. I’m so glad to hear it works well for you too.

  10. Great ideas! I especially liked the idea regarding Epsom salts and lavender (or other herbs /flowers).

    1. Thank you Michelle and thanks for sharing your favorite. That one has been really fun to play with.

  11. Great ideas here! I remember my mom always put them between her china dishes! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger’s Pit Stop!

    1. Thank you Roseann and thank you for sharing that memory with me. It made my day 🙂

  12. Thanks for sharing on the Classy Flamingos. blog.poinsettiadr.com

    1. Thanks for a great party Linda and I’ll see you at the next one

  13. So would you say that a Coffee Filter works kind of like a paper towel– only sturdier, and because of its shape, can be closed and contain items easier than a paper towel? I like seeing all of these ideas and will be featuring you at Best of the Weekend. Thanks for sharing!!

    Liberty @ B4andAfters.com

    1. Thank you so much Liberty for the feature. To answer your question – yes you are right on, it does act as a sturdier paper towel, and I love that it is lint free while cleaning too.

  14. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

    1. Thanks Marilyn, so sweet of you to Pin and share. Hope you’re having a wonderful day.

  15. Thank you for sharing. These are some great ideas.

    1. Thank you Amy, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

    1. You are just so sweet Kim, thank you so much

  16. Chas, this is such a GREAT post! Who knew you could do so much with a coffee filter?? I love the thought of putting essential oils on it and throwing it in the dryer. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing. You continue to amaze me.

    1. You are so very sweet Mary, thank you SO much 🙂

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