Over a year ago I saw some glass jars for kitchen storage at a discount store. The size and price varied but I think the smallest (and least expensive) was at least $6.00. I loved the look of them. I daydreamed about the things I’d put in jars like this. Oatmeal. Rice. Tootsie Rolls. Homemade granola. So many possibilities.
I never put one in my cart though. These are the type of purchases that used to put me over budget (not that I was really sticking to a budget back then) and ultimately had me overspending. I always felt justified in buying things for the house. “I don’t buy for me…it was for the house!”
Now I make do.
Shortly after I fell in love with the idea of these glass storage jars, I emptied a large applesauce jar. Hey…I could use that. Then I emptied a pickle jar. And a couple of cheese spread jars. After going over the lids with a couple of coats of black chalkboard spray paint, I had my own storage jars. One even held dog treats. I wrote little things on the lids with chalk too. Like “dog treats” with paw prints…no one wants to get confused as to what was in there!
I love my mismatched jars. I think the black lids give a bit of a unifying feeling. I always look twice at a jar before putting it in the recycling. You just never know what could be stored in it!
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