Here are how to solve 11 problems from everyday life with coffee filters.

Coffee filters are not just for coffee!

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This essential item is in every houses of coffee lovers, but coffee filters aren't just for coffee! Indeed, here are 11 practical and original ways to use coffee filters and make your life easier!

1. For vegetables

Remove all the water from the vegetables and salad by placing the food on a coffee filter. It quickly soak up the water.

2. In the microwave

Avoid food splashes in the microwave with a coffee filter used as lid. Perfect for bowls because of its shape!

3. To protect the dishes

If you stack your fine dishware, you can place a coffee filter between each plate and each bowl to prevent scratches.

4. For a single cup of coffee

You only want a cup of coffee without a coffeemaker? Place a coffee filter on a cup and secure it with a rubber band. Place a scoop of coffee inside the filter and slowly pour hot water.

5. For a fresh juice

Remove the seeds and pieces of your freshly squeezed juice by running it through a coffee filter.

6. To dry the dishes

Dry your glassware with a coffee filter instead of a cloth. You will not leave traces of lints.

7. Freshen up your shoes

Put a tablespoon of baking soda in a coffee filter, tie the top and place it in your shoes. Let it overnight. This will allow you to get rid of bad odors in your shoes because baking soda is a natural odor remover.

8. Oil lamp

Create a homemade oil lamp by filling a glass jar with oil. Then, tightly roll the coffee filter and fold it into the oil, leaving just one inch sticking out of the oil, but still inside the glass jar. You just have to light the end!

9. For the tea

Make your own tea bags using a coffee filter and a bit of string.

10. To clean the windows

Spray a cleaner onto your windows and wipe with a coffee filter. You'll have clean, sparkling and streak-free windows!

11. Repair your flower pot

If you have a hole in the bottom of your flower pot, you can place a coffee filter. This will allow the excess water to seep through while keeping the soil in place.