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

Glass Jar Vase with Flowers in a North Richland Hills Rental Kitchen Several renters are interested in living more sustainably. And an important aspect of sustainable living is reusing food containers as much as possible. Glass jars are very easy to repurpose because they can be washed and then re-filled or recycled to make something new. If you’ve been seeking alternatives to reuse glass jars, here are ten recommendations to get you started!

  1. Store bulk food items. Clean glass jars are ideal for storing food items bought in bulk, like nuts and seeds, grains, and baking essentials.
  2. Quick and easy meals. Utilize glass jars to preserve your leftovers or to prepare overnight oats for a lovely breakfast. For lunch, you can layer salad and toppings in a jar for quick take-along food.
  3. Drinks all around! Some glass jars may be transformed into interesting glassware for beverages. Canning jars are also sturdier than many other forms of glassware, making them perfect for the dishwasher and usage on a variety of occasions, indoors and out.
  4. Create a hanging spice rack. Small glass jars may be used to create a unique and well-organized hanging spice rack for your kitchen. Simply screw the lids of baby food jars to the underside of your cabinets, fill the jars with your chosen spices, and twist them on. This concept is perfect in the garage to store small hardware, too!
  5. Add natural beauty. For a simple and quick touch of beauty, why not utilize a glass jar as a vase? Put flowers and water and display them in your preferred location.
  6. Light it up. Repurposed glass jars also work perfectly as tealight holders. To make one, pack the bottom of an empty glass jar with sand, beads, or tiny pebbles and put a tealight candle. Display on a table, or add a handle of wire or twine to hang
  7. Get down to earth. Another creative way to use glass jars is to create a terrarium. Using soil, pebbles, bark, dried flowers, or something else you’d prefer, create a visually appealing display in a jar. These are ideal for home décor or to give as gifts.
  8. Give the gift of dessert. You can use repurposed glass jars to make a delicious meal for friends and neighbors. Layer the dry ingredients for cookies or brownies in the jar, add a bow and baking instructions, and gift away!
  9. Helpful home storage. Glass jars are excellent to store small household items, like cotton swabs, makeup, office supplies, and so on. For an even more creative twist, you could decorate the jar with paint, markers, or ribbon and then put it on a vanity, shelf, or desk.
  10. Save it up. If you are saving up for something special, you can use one or two glass jars to help you monitor the progress you are making. Glass jars can hold loose coins and bills or even slips of paper. Drop them in and watch your savings grow toward your dreams!

If you’re looking for a new North Richland Hills rental home to try out fun sustainability ideas in, Real Property Management 360 can help! Check out our listings and apply online today.

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