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Reuse, Reduce, Recycle: 10 Ideas to Repurpose Your Glass Jars

Glass Jar Vase with Flowers in a Meridian Rental Kitchen Almost all renters are keen on living more sustainably. Additionally, a significant part of sustainable living is reusing food containers as much as possible. Glass jars are very easy to repurpose due to the fact that they can be washed and then re-filled or recycled to create something new. In case you’ve been looking for choices to reuse glass jars, here are ten suggestions to get you started!

  1. Store bulk food items. Clean glass jars are great for storing food items bought in bulk, such as nuts and seeds, grains, and baking essentials.
  2. Quick and easy meals. Utilize glass jars to save your leftovers or to make overnight oats for a delightful breakfast. For lunch, you can layer salad and toppings in a jar for a quick take-along meal.
  3. Drinks all around! Some glass jars may be used to become unique glassware for beverages. Canning jars are sturdier, unlike any other kind of glassware, making them ideal for the dishwasher and used at all kinds of events, indoors and out.
  4. Create a hanging spice rack. Small glass jars might be utilized to make an efficient and well-organized hanging spice rack for your kitchen. Just screw the lids of baby food jars to the underside of your cabinets, fill the jars with your picked spices, and twist them on. This concept is suitable in the garage to store small hardware, too!
  5. Add natural beauty. For a basic and fast touch of beauty, why not utilize a glass jar as a vase? Put flowers and water and display them in your favorite area.
  6. Light it up. Repurposed glass jars can also make tealight holders. To produce one, load up the bottom of a clear glass jar with sand, beads, or tiny pebbles and place a tealight candle. Place it on a table, or attach a handle of wire or twine to hang.
  7. Get down to earth. An additional creative way to use glass jars is to make a terrarium. Utilizing soil, pebbles, bark, dried flowers, or something else you’d like, make a visually enticing display in a jar. These are great for home décor or to give as gifts.
  8. Give the gift of dessert. You can utilize repurposed glass jars to make a tasty meal for friends and neighbors. Layer the dry ingredients for cookies or brownies in the jar, put a bow and baking instructions, and gift away!
  9. Helpful home storage. Glass jars work very well to store small household items, such as cotton swabs, makeup, office supplies, and many more. To give an additional creative twist, you could decorate the jar with paint, markers, or ribbon and then place it on a vanity, shelf, or desk.
  10. Save it up. In case you are saving up for something special, you can use a couple of glass jars to help you see the progress you are making. Glass jars can store loose coins and bills or even slips of paper. Drop them in and watch your savings grow in the direction of your ambitions!

If you’re looking for a new Meridian rental home to try out fun sustainability ideas in, Real Property Management Boise can help! Check out our listings and apply online today.

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