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Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Making A Coffee Gift Basket

When you are looking for a fun and creative gift idea, gift baskets are a great way to go. You can add your own personal touch to any gift basket. For the coffee lover in your life, you can create a gift basket that will be sure to satisfy their taste buds while letting them know you put a lot of thought into their gift. You can be very creative with a coffee gift basket, by adding a variety of flavors to this special package. When you make a coffee gift basket, it does not necessarily have to be in a basket. You could use a bag, box, pail or any other type of container. You can just let your creative juices flow. Once you have selected the container for your coffee gift basket, you are ready to begin filling it. This is where the fun comes in.

Filling Your Coffee Gift Basket

The first thing you want to put into your coffee gift basket is of coarse coffee. There are several types to choose from. Most prefer to add gourmet coffee beans as the center piece in the gift basket. You can find these at a grocery store or one of the many coffee houses. Some gourmet coffees can be purchased in a decorative bag that will add a touch of class to any coffee gift basket. You can also add some instant coffee as this is perfect for the coffee lover on the go. You might also find a few sample flavors of the coffee in smaller bags that will help fill the basket.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007
15 Household Uses For Coffee Filters

Coffee filters can be used for more than filtering coffee. You will be amazed at the many other uses for coffee filters. These creative ideas are both money and time savers, and who doesn’t like saving money? Once you see the wide array of ideas you are sure to come up with a bunch more. Here are a few ideas for putting your coffee filters to use:

Coffee filters can be used as disposable bowls for snacks such as popcorn, chips or crackers, allowing you to save time. You can use these filters if you run out of paper towels to clean windows, and they do an excellent job.

Heat up leftovers in the microwave and cover them with a filter. This will help keep your microwave clean. Use coffee filters to absorb grease from greasy foods, they do the job perfectly. Catch ice cream drips by using a coffee filter as an ice cream cone holder, it will absorb the mess. Use like a Kleenex when you don’t have a tissue, it will get the job done when you are in a pinch.Keep a few coffee filters in the trunk of your car, and you will be able to check the fluids with ease and avoid the mess.

Use them to clean your glasses, they actually work the best and won’t leave any lint on the lenses. Make an air freshener by adding some baking soda and using a twist tie to secure the contents. Then put them in all the places you need to freshen up. Use as small bowls to divide ingredients to ease the mess in the kitchen and making cleaning a breeze. Use coffee filters to polish your shoes, this will keep them nice and shiny. Us e them when you are packing breakable dishes, this will help protect them better than newspaper.

Use coffee filters as coffee cup covers when you are re-heating coffee to avoid any spilling or splashing. This will help keep your microwave looking its best. You can use them to protect your counter when you are cutting vegetables, they will help make sure you are slicing the vegetables and not your counter. Coffee filters can be used to help diffuse the brightness of the flash on your camera. This will help ensure that you get the best picture possible.

To Sum It Up

Coffee filters can be used for many things that you may never have thought of, so be sure to take advantage of all these extra household ideas, and you will indeed save time and money.

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