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    Coffee filters !!!

    Coffee filters .... Who knew! And you can buy 500 in a pack at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing even the large ones.

    1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

    2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

    3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with 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. It soaks out all the grease.

    14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."

    15. As a sewing backing. Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliquéing soft fabrics.

    16. Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

    17. Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

    18. Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

    19. Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

    20. Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies.. Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

    21. Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

    22. Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

    23. Use them to sprout seeds.. Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.

    24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers. Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book..

    25. Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.


    OH YEAH THEY ARE GREAT TO USE IN YOUR COFFEE MAKERS...
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    I've done 1, 10, and 25 (#25 is especially popular in my office when someone pops a bag of popcorn to share). And sometimes I use it for a filter in the sink drain, when I have to pour out the coffee pot at the end of the day at work, and there are grounds in the bottom of the pot when someone has overfilled the filter when brewing. I like the one for filtering oil - will have to try it!
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    I use #25 every time I have a popcorn party for my first graders. They are the perfect size.

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    WOW!!! Those are GREAT tips! Thanks for sharing!!!
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    Thumbs up Coffee Filter Ideas

    Wow, these ideas sure are creative!
    I should go back to using paper filters just so I can utilize some of these! lol

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    yep, these ideas never come through my mind. they worth giving a shot at.
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    Thank you! Never thought of buying them at a everything for a dollar store! And all the uses were great! I will start using them in my kitchen sink to catch all those little things the strainer does not! And the tip for the cast iron skillets was great also! Thanks again!

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    Now does anyone know the best way to seperate them! LOL I will be trying to just get one and I know I have two and of course since it is morning and I want my coffee sometimes I give up! LOL

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    Valentine's Coffee Filter Wreath via lollyjane.com #valentinesday #craft #wreath



    Need an easy way to decorate for Valentine's Day? Check out our Pinterest page for a step-by-step guide to creating this coffee filter wreath. http://pinterest.com/pin/196539971210406016/ http://lollyjane.com/valentine-coffee-filter-wreath/

    Directions:
    ■layer 1 white + 1 tan filter
    ■fold twice over
    ■staple at base
    ■hot glue to wreath

    That’s it! They end up looking like little fans in the end. So make a ton to start with, THEN hot glue. I was glue happy my first time=chaos! I probably made 80 total. I went through half of a pack of each color, so you can gauge it. Andrea gave a great tip too: get your tan filters from the grocery store, the organic ones are tan. Mine were $2/each pack and I got my wreath at the dollar store, score!
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    DAWN DISH SOAP IS NOT JUST FOR DISHES ANYMORE!!



    Ever wonder why Dawn Dishwashing Liquid is the wildlife cleaner of choice after an oil spill? According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Dawn effectively removes grease but does not cause harm to the skin of the birds. It’s also biodegradable and contains no phosphates


    BUBBLES
    According to Bubbles.org, Dawn dishwashing liquid makes great homemade bubbles. Here is the Giant Bubble Recipe used in bubble makers at many children’s museums: 1/2 cup Ultra Dawn 1/2 gallon warm water 1 tablespoon glycerin (available at any drug store) OR White Karo syrup works too! Stir gently. Skim the foam off the top of the solution (too much foam breaks down the bubbles). Dip bubble wand and get ready for some good, clean fun!

    GREASY HAIR PROBLEMS
    Kids get into the darnedest things! Like Vaseline and baby oil rubbed into their hair! Dawn is mild enough to use on their hair and strong enough to remove the most stubborn grease.

    HAIR PRODUCT BUILD UP
    Once a month use original Dawn as you would shampoo. It will remove excess oil from your hair and scalp and strip away any build-up of styling products without any damage. Perform this once a month and you won’t have to buy expensive salon products that do the same thing.

    MANICURE SECRET
    Soak fingers in full-strength blue Dawn. It makes the cuticles soft and easy to work with. And it removes the natural oil from the fingernails, which allows the polish to adhere very well.

    REPEL HOUSEPLANT INSECTS
    A safe, effective way to repel insects from your houseplants, including aphids, spider mites and mealy bugs. Put a drop of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in a spray bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with water, shake well, and mist your household plants with the soapy water.

    CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS
    Try this recipe from Merry Maids: mix 3 drops Dawn in 1 gallon water and fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spritz and wipe as you would with any window cleaner.

    PETS AND PESTS
    Use it to bathe the dogs. It kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive dog shampoos

    TOOLS
    After you have finished your automotive repair project, soak your dirty tools in Dawn before you put them away to remove all the oil and grime. Dawn also helps prevent rust from forming on the tools.

    ICE PACK
    Partially fill a strong zip-type sandwich bag with Dawn dishwashing liquid, close and freeze. The liquid soap stays cold much longer and it can be re-frozen many times. It will conform to the place you need an ice pack.

    TUB AND SHOWER CLEANER
    Take a spray bottle and fill it halfway with white vinegar. Heat in the microwave. Fill the rest of the way with blue Dawn. Put lid on and shake to mix well. Spray on your tub and shower walls. Allow to sit for a few minutes and rinse away. It will totally melt all the gunk, slime, sludge and other stuff that builds up including a bathtub ring

    REPEL ANTS
    Spray counter-tops, cupboards and any other area where you see ants with a solution of Dawn and water. Wipe dry. The slight residue of Dawn that remains will not be a problem at all for kids or pets, but ants hate it. Should you see a trail of ants, go ahead and hit them with the Dawn spray

    STRIPPING CLOTH DIAPERS
    Add a squirt or two of original Dawn dish soap to your washer and run a hot wash, then rinse until there are no more bubbles. Dawn is a degreasing agent and helps stripping by removing oily residue. Be sure to rinse, rinse, rinse until the water runs clear.

    UNCLOGGING TOILETS
    A cup of Dawn detergent poured into a clogged toilet allowed to sit for 15 minutes and then followed with a bucket of hot water poured from waist height will clear out the toilet.

    POISON IVY
    Poison ivy spreads through the spread of the oil within the blisters. Washing the affected area with Dawn, especially on children who keep scratching the blister’s open, helps dry up the fluid, AND keep it from spreading

    DRIVEWAY CLEANER
    If you have gasoline or motor oil stains on your driveway, you can use the kitty litter method to clean up the excess oil and then use a scrub broom and a solution of biodegradable Dawn dishwashing detergent and warm water to safely and effectively remove excess motor oil from the pavement

    PAINT OR GREASE REMOVER FOR HANDS
    Dawn combined with corn oil makes for the perfect paint or grease remover. Simply combine a little bit of both in your hands then rub it over affected areas. The corn oil and the dishwashing liquid both help to dissolve the grease and paint – yet leave skin soft, unlike harsher paint removers.

    CLEANING THE KIDDIE POOL
    Plastic wading pools can get very gunky, very fast. Dump the water, then scrub the pool with Dawn and a sponge. More potent cleaners like bleach will weaken and dry out the plastic in the sun

    MULTI PURPOSE CLEANER
    Merry Maids recommends using a drop of Dawn in water to clean ceramic tile and no-wax/linoleum floors. You can also use the spray on:
    •Bathroom and kitchen counters and sinks.
    •Woodwork, e.g., baseboards, shelves, and wainscoting. (Dry as you go–wood doesn’t like prolonged contact with water.)
    •Tubs and toilet seats.

    LAUNDRY PRE -TREATER FOR OILY CLOTHES
    For oil-based stains such as lipstick, grease, butter, motor oil, cooking oil, and some pen inks, simply apply some Dawn dishwashing liquid directly to the stain and scrub with a small brush or toothbrush until the oil is removed, and then launder as usual.

    NON- TOXIC LUBRICANT
    Sliding glass doors, door knobs, hinges etc. It lasts much longer than any aerosol type spray that I have tried. And Its non-toxic! It does a great job of cleaning the parts that its lubricating as well!

    SIDEWALK DE -ICER
    For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks

    POOL CLEANER
    Squirt Dawn down the middle of the pool and all of the dirt, suntan lotion, etc. will move to the edges of the pool for easy clean up! AND it makes the pools sparkle.

    EYEGLASS DEFOGGER
    Simply rub a small drop of Dawn on eyeglass lenses, and wipe clean. It will leave a very thin film that will prevent them from fogging up

    SHOWER FLOORS
    Cover greasy footprints on shower floors with a coating of Dawn; let sit overnight. Scrub away the gunk in the morning with a stiff brush.

    APHID CONTROL ON FRUIT TREES
    Mix two tablespoons Dawn to a gallon of water and put in your sprayer. Try to get spray both sides of the leaves, branches and the tree trunks. Let sit for about 15 minutes and then rinse the trees THOROUGHLY!

    AND FINALLY……..

    Here’s a brilliant idea! Need a hostess gift when visiting friends and family this summer? Print off this post and include it with a bottle of Blue Dawn! Talk about USEFUL !
    Laissez les bon temps rouler! Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.** a 4 day work week & sex slaves ~ I say Tyt for PRESIDENT! Not to be taken internally, literally or seriously ....Suki ebaynni IS THAT BETTER ?

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