How often do you have guests over and worry that you don't have enough drinking glasses? How often do you run out of plastic bags to store your leftovers in? How often are you searching for the perfect vase for your desk?
If you're anything like me -- it's often.
Alas...I have your solution. And chances are, you already have the solution at the tip of your fingers. All you have to do is check your cabinet.
When was the last time you drank a cold glass of water with fresh squeezed lemon juice out of a tall, skinny pasta jar? If you can't remember when, it's time to do it now.
I wouldn't have ever known how much I loved drinking out of glass jars if I hadn't gotten lazy with my dishwashing and only had a pasta sauce jar at my finger tips. And let me tell you, it is a GAME. CHANGER.
It doesn't end there!
I use my jam jars to store homemade granola. I use mason jars as vases. They can be used to store pens and pencils, to properly store your bulk groceries, they can even be used in making a delicious Hibiscus iced tea.
You'll be surprised at just how often you reach for your old jars once you start looking at them in a new light. You may even save a few dollars on dishware by using your jars as new glasses.
What do you use YOUR jars for? I'd love to hear in the comments below!
TIP: To get the sticky label off, peel when dry. Rub a few drops of a citrus essential oil on any leftover residue and use a wash cloth to scrub clean. Be careful -- it can be a bit slippery.