This story originally appeared at Do You Remember by Jane Kenny.

Coffee filters aren’t just for preparing your delicious morning coffee; these versatile filters can be used for all kinds of projects around the house! From food hacks, cleaning hacks, and even a beauty tip or two, the possibilities are endless!

So, next time you’re at the store picking up coffee filters, go for the bigger pack and use the extras around the house! There are so many ways this common household item can be used to make your life easier. Without further ado, here are 11 clever ways to use coffee filters!

1. Soak Up Grease

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Who doesn’t love a nice side of bacon, or some homemade fries? Maybe you’re deep frying chicken or have another particularly greasy but delicious dinner in the works. Make sure to place the greasy item on a coffee filter so it can soak up the excess grease.

2. Heating UP Leftovers

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We’ve all been there – you place some leftovers in the microwave to heat up a quick lunch or dinner, and before you know it, the food is splattered all over the microwave. Try this trick instead – place a coffee filter over your food and it will keep the mess contained!

3. Sandwhich Holder

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Sometimes you just need a delicious sandwhich piled high with all the fixin’s. However, these kind of sandwhiches can be unwieldy and you might end up with the insides of the sandwhich all falling out. To avoid this mess, use a coffee filter to hold your sandwhich together!

4. Face Blotter

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Most people struggle with an oily face from time to time. While there are plenty of different skin types out there, everyone gets a greasy face every once in a while – expecially if you’re applying lots of makeup most days. The good news is, you can use a coffee filter to soak up some of the oils from your skin while leaving your makeup totally undisturbed!

5. Window Cleaner

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Tired of cleaning off your windows with rags or paper towels only to see a trail of lint left behind? Try cleaning your windows and other glass objects with a coffee filter! There won’t be any lint left behind, just a streak-free clean!

6. Clean Electronics

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You can even use coffee filters to clean your electronics! They’re great for wiping down your TV, computer, gaming systems, and more. These things tend to collect a lot of dust, so this will ensure your electronics will be left looking spotless.

7.Eating Popsicles

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Popsicles are a favored summertime treat, but they can get messy and sticky real quick! To avoid the mess, simply poke the end of the popsicle stick through a ciffee filter and you’ll have a protective cover for your hands for a mess free popsicle!

8. China Protector

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If you’ve ever had to move or store china, you’ll know how delicate a process it is, expecially if you want to avoid scratches while stacking or packing dishes. Coffee filters are a great way to provide a layer of protection while not adding a lot of bulk like newspapers.

9. Straining Wine

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There’s nothing more devastating than a broken cork inside a new bottle of wine! Instead of throwing the wine away or trying to drink around the bits of floating cork, use a coffee filter to strain the wine into another container. Viola!

10. Serving Hors d’oeuvres

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Coffee filters make great little disposable bowl for appetizers and hors d’oevres. Try using coffee filters as bowls at your next get together!

11. Odor Sachet

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Place baking soda or potpourri in a coffee filter. Tie it up, then place it anywhere to let the odor eater/scented sachet eat up any stale smells in the area. This is such a great way to add a subtle scent to any room!

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