What organizing item have I used the longest and most often? Without a doubt that would be glass jars of all shapes and sizes. My children grew up seeing glass jars as canisters for pantry items as well as treats. We may have lived in many different houses, but the kitchen counter always looked the same with my consistent assortment of jars. I have collected and repurposed Mason jars, pickle jars, apothecary jars, jelly jars, and old fashioned canning jars with glass lids. I’m always on the lookout for unusual jars in all shapes, sizes, and colors. And I will admit that my choice of spaghetti sauce and pizza sauce usually depends on the usefulness of the empty jar!
Here’s how I have used and repurposed jars to organize different areas of my home:
Spoons, Forks, Knives, Utensils,
Drinking Glasses, Dessert Dishes,
Straws, Matches, Birthday Candles
Leftovers, Cut-Up Veggies, Nuts
Flour, Sugar, Rice, Beans, Pasta,
Tea Bags, Coffee, Cereal, Crackers,
Baking Chips, Snacks, Treats, Cookies
Pens, Pencils, Markers, Stamps, Binder Clips,
Paper Clips, Rubber Bands, Sticky Notes, Tape
Soap, Toothbrushes, Cotton Balls, Band Aides,
Emery Boards, Lip Balm, Hair bands, Hair clips
Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Charms, Pins
Buttons, Coins, Key Chains, Rocks,
Match Books, Shells, Ticket Stubs
Batteries, Light Bulbs, Candles, Cords
Repurposing jars has been a fun and creative way for me to organize my home.
Once you start thinking of all the possibilities, you might enjoy it too!
P.S. It is OK to fill the cookie jar with something besides cookies!! ☺
Please let me know your favorite way to organize with jars in the comments below!