1. Food tents.
Protect your food from dirt and insects at outdoor parties— wrap a
piece of cheesecloth around an old wire umbrella form and place over
2. Paint strainer. Remove the clots from
an old can of paint by straining it through cheesecloth.
3. Pressing cloth. When
ironing delicate fabrics, press over a damp piece of cheesecloth— it
leaves no lint and won’t overwet your clothes.
4. Minnow catcher.
Cheesecloth makes a good bait net.
5. Dry cleaner. To
remove oil and dirt from your hair, cover your brush with
6. Digital drape. If the
light from your digital clock keeps you awake at night, cover it
with a piece of cheesecloth— you’ll still be able to see the
numbers, but they won’t be so bright.
7. Landscape cloth. To
protect newly sown grass seed from wind and birds, cover with a
layer of coarse-mesh cheesecloth weighted
8. Shade. Drape over
stakes to partly shade vegetable transplants.