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And You Thought Coffee Filters were Just for Coffee

coffee-cupIn today’s economy, Benjamin Franklin’s sage advice that “A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned” is truer than ever before.

This blog is not going to be your everyday kind of business blog.  This is my opportunity to share with you almost 73 years of life experience in a changing world–which includes much more than just operating a successful business.

You’re likely to find anything here but my object is to make you think, help you learn, and in the process, perhaps save you a few pennies.  Here is the first penny-saver that hopefully also makes you think and helps you learn!

Coffee filters ..who knew!

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.

14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great “razor nickfixers.”

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