07/23/2012 01:56 pm ET Updated Sep 10, 2012

Coffee Filter Uses: Clever Ways To Repurpose Paper Filters

From Networx's Leah Batkin:

Everyday household items have long been known to serve other purposes, and no object exemplifies this versatility better than the coffee filter. Not only do coffee filters do an excellent job at catching wet coffee grinds while letting the brewed liquid coffee pass through, but their distinct texture, made of coarse long fiber crepe paper, lends itself nicely for other uses. For example, Networx's editor has avoided a clogged drain and a subsequent call to an NYC plumber by covering her kitchen sink drain with a coffee filter when she didn't have a kitchen sink strainer. Here is a list of 6 other uses for coffee filters:

List and captions courtesy of Networx