Blogging posts are getting desperate when I resort to hints! Anyway, hope one of these makes your life easier.
(1) Cut slit in filter and poke Popsicle stick thru - catches messy drips.
(2) Spray your glass cleaner on surface, wipe with a dry, unused filter - no streaks.
(3) Prevent your cast iron pans from rusting by putting filters between them.
(4) Strain soup stock in a colander lined with a filter.
(5) Put several between plates, etc. as a buffer.
Now I'll go to bed and dream up a real post. Sleep tight, Everyone.