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

Glass Jar Vase with Flowers in a Tigard Rental Kitchen Numerous renters are interested in living more sustainably. And an important part of sustainable living is reusing food containers as much as possible. Glass jars are particularly easy to repurpose since they can be washed and then re-filled or used to create 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 ideal for storing food items bought in bulk, involving nuts and seeds, grains, and baking essentials.
  2. Quick and easy meals. Use glass jars to keep leftovers or to make overnight oats for a yummy breakfast. For lunch, you can layer salad and toppings in a jar for an easy take-along meal.
  3. Drinks all around! Other glass jars can make fun glassware for refreshments. Canning jars are also sturdier in comparison with many different kinds of glassware, which makes them excellent for the dishwasher and to use for all sorts of events, indoors and out.
  4. Create a hanging spice rack. Small glass jars can make an imaginative and 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 spices of your choice, and twist them on. This method works nicely in the garage to store small hardware, too!
  5. Add natural beauty. For a cheap and efficient touch of beauty, why not utilize a glass jar as a vase? Fill the jar with flowers and water and place it in your favorite spot.
  6. Light it up. Repurposed glass jars can make tealight holders. Fill up the bottom of a blank glass jar with sand, beads, or tiny pebbles, then top with a tealight candle to produce one. 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 make a terrarium. With the use of soil, pebbles, bark, dried flowers, or whatever else you prefer, you can make an eye-catching display in a jar. These are perfect for home décor or to give as gifts.
  8. Give the gift of dessert. You can prepare a delicious snack for friends and neighbors using repurposed glass jars. 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 more. For an even more creative twist, you could decorate the jar with paint, markers, or ribbon and then display it on a vanity, shelf, or desk.
  10. Save it up. If you are saving up for something special, you can utilize at least one or two glass jars to help you track the progress you are making. Glass jars can hold loose coins and bills or even slips of paper. Put them in and watch your savings grow toward your ambitions!

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

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