July 28, 2010

Free Glass Storage Jars

When it comes to home organization, I love projects that are quick and cheap to implement but solve a problem.  Sometimes these fixes are pretty obvious and I wonder why I didn't think of it sooner.  Take my kitchen pantry for example.  I always end up spilling chocolate chips on my pantry floor because when I'm reaching in the bag for a midnight snack the bag always rips and spills the yummy morsels.  After wasting too many chocolaty morsels (Trader Joe's brand are my favorite by the way), I came up with a free one minute fix to this pesky problem. 


An empty appelsauce jar!  I have been saving empty applesauce and pasta sauce jars for these exact situations.  I simply peel the label off and place the glass jars in the dishwasher and then have a nice clean air tight glass storage jar.

These jars are perfect for storing things all over the house like chocolate chips, candy, oatmeal, cereal, sewing supplies, craft supplies, and much more.  The best part is that since we're buying pasta and applesauce anyway, these storage jars are absolutely FREE!  

Have you come up with any free home organization or storage tips?