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Get Creative: Organize with Mason Jars

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WHY DO THIS?


Mason jars are like the Swiss Army knives of containers. These glass jars can be re-purposed as flower vases, lanterns, salad containers, cocktail cups and more, but we think their best use is organizing the little things around your home. Put your mason jars to work in these five rooms:

15 MINUTES
EASY

How To:

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    In the kitchen. Store your spices in small, labeled jars. Or, use mason jars to keep sugar, flour and other baking supplies lined up attractively along your kitchen counter. Transparent containers look great and are convenient, because it’s clear how much of each ingredient you have left! (See what we did there?) You can also tidy up your kitchen utensils by taking infrequently used items (like cookie cutters or cupcake liners) and storing them in larger jars.

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    In the bathroom. Mason jars can double as stylish storage when it comes to bathroom necessities like Q-tips and cotton balls. Tip: They work great for fun bathroom "tools" like homemade bath salts, too. This storage idea is a low-effort, high-reward way to give your bathroom a fresh look!

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    In the kids room. Mason jars are great for organizing toys, because they can hold those smaller, too-often-lost playmates like action figures or zoo animals. Place them on shelves or use them as double-action storage/decoration fixtures beside your kid’s play area. If you're worried about your little one breaking the glass, make sure the jars are kept out of arm's reach.

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    In the home office. Mason jars make the perfect organizing tool for home office supplies. Plus, they’re more aesthetically appealing than just shoving tools into a junk drawer. Our favorite office items to toss into a mason jar? Paper clips, rubber bands, scissors, markers and pens.

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    In the craft room. The best craft materials to store in mason jars are fabric scraps, sewing needles and spools of thread. These items are easily lost, but the handy-dandy, screw-on lids of your mason jars will keep them safe.

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