There is a drawback to stocking up on things. Especially things that you swore you'd be using for the next thirty years, but find out that circumstances have changed and now you have:
Coffee filters everywhere! Several years ago, we were introduced to the handy-dandiest little kitchen gadget:
Since then, we have no longer had to use a coffee pot or the coffee filters used in brewing. So I now have a 4' stack of coffee filters sitting in the pantry. That's what happens when your Dad has a restaurant and lets you come along to the restaurant supply store. Now that stack is just taking up space, although a small stack may occasionally find their way into the living room for toddler entertainment. I also use them to filter out stuff like chicken broth or a pot of tea that had a teabag tear apart while brewing. But that's about it. I've tried to use them for milk filters but for whatever reason they don't work as well as the "real" milk filters.
So I once again have to ask my loyal and frugal minded followers to do some brainstorming and help me think of what I can do with these things.
Toddler crafts? New hair styling accessory?