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December 16, 2018
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Sweeping up solutions

By: Irene Hilsendager
December 14, 2018

Did you know you could use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers? Place the flowers between two filters and place in a phone book.

Did you know you could start sprouting seeds by simply dampening the filter, place seeds inside, fold it and put into a plastic baggie until you see sprouts?

Did you know you could use filters to remove fingernail polish when you are out of cotton balls?

Did you know you could use filters to wrap ornaments for storage?

Did you know you could use filters when cutting up fruits or veggies…saves on having to wash extra bowls?

Did you know you could use a filter for holding dry ingredients when baking?

Did you know you could use a filter for a spoon rest while cooking and no more buying expensive spoon rests.

Did you know you could use a filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car?

Did you know you could put baking soda into a filter and put it into your shoes or closet to prevent odors?

Did you know you could use a filter as a sewing backing as it is easy to tear away?

Did you know you should keep a few filters in the bathroom for shaving cuts on face or legs?

Did you know you could put a few filters on a plate to soak up the grease from fried bacon, French fries and chicken fingers?

Did you know you could put one or two holes into a filter to prevent a Popsicle from dripping?

Did you know you could stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot? Line the pot with a filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

Did you know you could place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale to prevent the plate from getting dirty?

Did you know you could recycle frying oil by straining the oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter?

Did you know you could place a filter in a cast iron skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust?

Did you know you could ball up a coffee filter to apply shoe polish?

Did you know you could place a coffee filter to filter wine especially when breaking a cork?

Did you know you could clean windows, mirrors and chrome with a coffee filter?