How does the old saying go?
The best-laid plans of mice and men don’t always work?
Traveling can be tiring and preparedness is a must.
When I travel with the kids and it is one parent to three kids, it sometimes leads to small errors.
Sometimes I am surprised at the lack of items in rental homes, which then leads to confusion as to what to pack or not pack.
Admittedly, we’ve all bee in this situation.
Instead of worrying about what I don’t have in the home, I use what I do have and this coffee filter hack will solve the dilemma.
In fact, this coffee filter hack has saved me on more than one occasion.
Hacks are just ways to reinvent the wheel without reinventing it, just using it in a way no one really does!
Whether you are home or away and in a pinch, this little coffee filter hack will help you.
Here’s my coffee filter hack that will have you utilizing all of those extra coffee filters in your home to save you precious time and to keep the cleanup easy.
Coffee Filter Hack And What I Learned.
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The word HACK to me is such a strange little word but so inventive.
A hack is a way to get through life using what we already have to get the job done without having to run out to finish what we are doing.
Hacks come in every shape and form and generally, it’s a creative new use for something that we have around but can use in other ways.
What I love most is that once I learn a new hack, I am able to use it in so many new ways.
That said, there are good hacks and bad.
However, today’s hack will help you in the kitchen.
Coffee Filter Hack And What I was in a Bind
It was late at night, and the kids wanted a snack so I was not running back out to the grocery store.
Plagued by the thought that I would be scrubbing a microwave at 11 PM at night, I rethought my strategy and suddenly gave myself a life hack!
I did not want to spatter but I was not going to use a plate because I knew that would just lead to another mess.
The funny thing about my hack is that it worked and what I found is that I could apply it to a few other things that same week.
This meant, I did not have to waste money on wax paper, or paper plates again.
What needed covered?
So what I did, was reinvent a type of cover that was perfect for the jar.
I had to cover a jar, of caramel that needed to be heated to serve.
With a lack of wax paper, or other options, I was really in a bind.
The lid was metal and therefore it left me without a way to cover the item.
What I did not want to do was clean up spatter at midnight.
Truly, caramel sauce does spatter the microwave.
Suddenly inspiration delivered a hack!
Depending on the Coffee Filter
Rather than using it right side up, I inverted it and used it right side down.
It is paper so it takes the moisture on and wicks it away. It is perfect as it makes its own dome.
If you need a bigger you just flattened it and you don’t use it with the creases.
It is actually the perfect solution for the smaller size type cover items that you need in the microwave.
However, as life has moved forward, I’ve also used cone filters.
I simply slit them down the sides to open them a bit more and they really keep the spatter to a minimum.
Therefore you can use this coffee filter hack no matter what kind of filters you have!
This is a picture of the jar that I used whenever I was using my coffee filter hack.
I guess you could say desperation leads to inspiration.
Slick. Easy. Disposable. Coffee Filter Hack
Coffee filters are a practical item that many of us, buy in bulk and never really use the entire stack that we’ve purchased.
Waste not, want not.
Really, coffee filters do make perfect covers for certain items in the microwave don’t they?
Since I cover jars, it saves me time from spattered microwave gob.
Lavishly live life out loud with this coffee filter hack.
What other kitchen hacks do you use your coffee filters for? Share them, I’d love to hear!
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~ Dana XO