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5 Things To Do With Jars

After you’re finished with a glass jar, don’t just toss it into the recycling bin. Here are five extraordinarily clever ways to reuse ordinary canning jars around the house.

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Use a Jar to Stamp Out Cookies

Just about any clean, empty wide-mouthed jar is the right size for cutting cookies out of rolled dough.

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Use a Jar to Dry Mittens and Gloves

To help wet gloves or mittens dry out quickly, pull each one over the bottom of an empty jar, then stand the jar upside down on a radiator or hot air vent. Warm air will fill the jar and radiate out to dry the damp items in a jiffy.

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Use a Jar to Make Baby Food Portions

Take advantage of the fact that baby food jars are already the perfect size for baby portions. Clean them thoroughly before reuse, and fill them with anything from pureed carrots to vanilla pudding. Attach a spoon with a rubber band, and you’ve got a perfect take-along meal when you travel with your little one.

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Use Jars to Bring Along Treats

No need to bring the whole box of snacks or use wasteful bags when bringing snacks on the go, simply pack individual servings in clean, dry jars.

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Use Jars to Create Garage Storage

Don’t let the items in your garage or workshop get mixed up. Keep all of your nails, screws, nuts and bolts organized by screwing jar lids to the underside of a wooden shelf. Just make sure the screw won’t pole though the top shelf. Then put each type of hardware in its own jar and screw each jar into its lid. This will keep everything off the counter and help you find what you need at a glance.


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