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Sunday, February 3, 2013

How I Reuse Jars

I love jars. I hate to toss them into
the recycle bin when
I can recycle them back into use.
They make great free storage. 
I asked Larry if he thinks I love jars.
He said, "Have you ever thrown one away?"
I had to think about that one.
So, I thought I'd show you how 
I use some of my jars. 
Different jars for different jobs 
in different rooms.
These go in the laundry room.
 I like to keep the same jars in a section. 
Jam jars on top and spice jars below.
It looks neater and it satisfies my
OCDD, that I wrote about HERE.
When Larry recently lost the tiny screw 
to his glasses he asked me, 
"Do have one of those tiny eye glass 
repair kits?"  Of course I do!  
"Where?" 
 In one of the small (Spice Island) jars in the
laundry room cabinet on the turntable.
I love turntables too. I wrote about that
in "10 House Things I Can't Love Without"
 I knew it was there, because that's 
where I keep all that
 'small-don't-know-where-to-put-it' stuff. 
So I know where to find it again!
You know..the birthday candles, thumb-tacs,
cup hooks in 3 sizes, safety pins in 3 sizes,
push pins, wunda hooks, eye glass repair kit,
sewing machine repair kit, craft pin backs,
staples, sawtooth picture hangers,
wood plug buttons, pin-on hooks,
 several jars for small screws,
 mini replacement lights, outlet plugs,
 lamp finials, jingle bells, eye hooks,
small crafting supplies, etc.!
So, that's my system...cabinet closed!

Cheers!


23 comments:

  1. I LOVE this organizing tip! Thanks for inspiring me... AGAIN!

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  2. I love this tip. I think I can use it. Thanks.

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  3. I love all jars on the turntables! I'm going to have to try that with my buttons!

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  4. Organizing is one of the 'fun' jobs in the keeping of a home and I guess I'm an organizing junkie of sorts. I like jars too, old and new, and find various uses for them. I have a revolving thingie in my kitchen for spices (2 tiered) and a few others. They come in handy! I am one of your new readers and unsure if this is my first comment or if I've already left one. Connie H

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  5. Such a great idea and you are so organized! I was in an antique store yesterday and it was full of jars with all sorts of interesting things - buttons, marbles, etc. If I can ever move out some of my china, maybe I can find room for jars - lol! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I reuse jars, too, but not quite to "The Rita May" extinct....lol! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  7. I have just recently started saving jars too. It started with making snow globes for Christmas. I think I'm hooked now!

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  8. Love how you reuse!

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  9. Wow, all those jars could make a girl's head spin.

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  10. I keep a lot of them too. I love to put flowers and/or fern fronds in them all around the house. They are fun to stick a flower in and give as a gift. Your organization is impressive! I like turntables too. They really save space.

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  11. This post is so funny, Rita. I followed your link to the OCDD post and read it to my husband, laughing at each point you made, as in "Guilty, Your Honor." The first thing I do when we arrive to our vacation destination is clean/put all the dishes in the dishwasher, then rearrange all the cabinets! LOL! It's part of my nesting and making it home for a week.

    Just tonight I hesitated over throwing a pickle relish jar away, but I forced myself as I always do. Not anymore! You've given me license to keep them and use them! Now to make room for more lazy Susans!!

    Great, fun post! Thanks for the laugh. ~Zuni

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  12. Great organization! Love the turn tables! Pinned!

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  13. Love this! I always hate throwing out beautiful jars. I started saving some and your post was the inspiration I needed. Pining! :)

    Loving those turntable, too.

    Julie

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  14. Well, now I know what else I will store in my laundry room cabinets (as soon as we get them:):) Love your system. I love turntables too and am looking for some for the FRIDGE!!! Do you use them in the fridge???? XO, Pinky

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  15. Oh, my. Does anyone else want to swoon when they see such organization using jars? I'm in love with your system!!

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  16. Great Idea about reusing jars for storage. I wonder why I never though of that? This is so much better that going out and buying a whole bunch of storage containers. Thanks for the great tip!

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  17. I'm impressed -- wish I had been keeping all of those jars over the years. Is it too late to start? Sally

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  18. And it works! :D I also save a lot of the unusual, pretty, cute jars, spice tins, etc.. What I don't use I offer to others before I do a clean out.
    Have a great week.

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  19. I was doing some organizing with my collection of jars yesterday. I love jars too!

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  20. I loooovve nifty jars. :) I keep my small office supplies in collected jars on my desk. Plus, I love how you can see what's in 'em.

    toddlindsey.com

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  21. I recycle jars as well. Only my way of storing them is not as organized as yours. I use them in my craft room to store all my little bits and pieces.

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    Kathie

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