I Love Jars

I really do. I love all shapes and sizes. It’s rare that I will throw one away. My hairdresser even keeps hers for me. They are extremely versatile and do a lot more than hold spaghetti sauce you know! This morning I packed some baby carrots and dip into an old salsa jar for hubby’s lunch.  It was just the right size and because of the shape of the jar, I was able to pack the carrots upright, standing in the dip. No need for two containers. And no dip all over our fingers. Isn’t it a beautiful thing?

Here’s some of the other ways I put jars to use:

  • To store leftovers
  • To freeze food (especially freezer jam)
  • To soak paint brushes
  • To sort nails
  • As votive holders
  • To store dried seeds
  • As vases for wildflowers during picnics
  • To store individual sugar packets
  • To store bulk spices
  • I’ve been known to use them as travel mugs for my iced tea. My husband then refers to it as my moonshine. You can’t get a better non-spill lid!
  • Homemade candles
  • Organization in the bathroom (Q-tips, cotton balls, etc)
  • To hold craft supplies
  • Candy jars

I’m pretty sure I could add to that list if I thought real hard. I don’t feel like thinking real hard right now, please forgive me.

If you don’t want to reuse your jars, please recycle them instead of tossing them in the trash. It’s just better that way, don’t you think?


About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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6 Responses to I Love Jars

  1. christine says:

    Agreed! Never met a jar I didn’t like.

  2. Little Sis says:

    Glad to know it’s not just me. I love them and love the way they look. I am positively geeky over jars.

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