You know them as the key to a well-caffeinated morning. But here, paper filters moonlight as useful household helpers.

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Layer a filter between mugs, bowls, and plates to prevent chips and nicks.
Corey Olsen
Corey Olsen

China Cushion

Layer a filter between mugs, bowls, and plates to prevent chips and nicks.

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Deodorizing Sachet

Fill filters with baking soda, tie with ribbon or floss, and stash in smelly spots, like sneakers or a trash can.

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Mirror Cleaner

More durable than a paper towel and not lint-shedding like a cloth, a filter works well with glass spray on mirrors and windows.

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Snack Bowl

Because of its bowl-like shape, a filter is a great serving vessel for popcorn or other kiddie snacks. No dish to wash!