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

Glass Jar Vase with Flowers in a Granville County Rental Kitchen Most renters are paying attention to living more sustainably. And the huge part of sustainable living is reusing food containers as much as possible. Glass jars are mainly easy to repurpose because they can be washed and then re-filled or recycled into something new. If you’ve been looking for ways to reuse glass jars, here are ten ideas to get you started!

  1. Store bulk food items. Clean glass jars are excellent for storing food items bought in bulk, including nuts and seeds, grains, and baking essentials.
  2. Quick and easy meals. Clean glass jars are great to keep your leftovers or to make overnight oats for a tasty breakfast. For lunch, you can layer salad and toppings in a jar for a quick take-along meal.
  3. Drinks all around! Several glass jars might be converted into glassware for beverages. Canning jars are also sturdier than many other types of glassware, making them excellent for the dishwasher and used in a variety of situations, indoors and out.
  4. Create a hanging spice rack. Small glass jars might be utilized to make a beautiful and efficient 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 chosen spices, and twist them on. This concept is amazing in the garage to store small hardware, too!
  5. Add natural beauty. For a quick and convenient touch of beauty, why not utilize a glass jar as a vase? Insert flowers and water and show them off in an ideal spot.
  6. Light it up. Repurposed glass jars can also be used as tealight holders. To create one, pack the bottom of a clean glass jar with sand, beads, or tiny pebbles and insert a tealight candle. Place it 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 build a terrarium. Create a visually attractive display in a jar using soil, pebbles, bark, dried flowers, or anything else you want. These are excellent for home décor or to give as gifts.
  8. Give the gift of dessert. You can utilize repurposed glass jars to prepare a mouth-watering treat for friends and neighbors. Layer the dry ingredients for cookies or brownies in the jar, attach a bow and baking instructions, and gift away!
  9. Helpful home storage. Glass jars work very well to store small household items, for example, cotton swabs, makeup, office supplies, and so on. To give an extra 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 more glass jars to help you see 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 desires!

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

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