The best thing about them (that few people know) is that you can write on the outside with a Sharpie Marker and remove the permanent mark with a cotton ball and isopropyl alcohol. If you like a more formal label, you could print one with a label maker or just handwrite on a peel & stick label for ease. Any way you label them, they really do add a beautiful style of their own.
Another plus…it takes your food items out of plastic and into a healthier storage container – GLASS!
Our Favorite Things to Do with Glass Jars:
- Store snacks, like nuts for easy access
- Shake up a homemade dressing in seconds (like these in our DRESSINGS PRINTABLE MEAL GUIDE)
- Store rice, beans, flour, sugar, etc. in a beautiful and economical way
Two things to consider: When you transfer an item (like Rice or Lentils) you lose the preparation instructions on the package – so you have to make sure you cut and save the instructions or figure out how you will address this slight drawback. And also consider the freshness of the item. We love these jars for holding a variety of nuts, but sometimes they seem a little less fresh than those stored in the original package. There may be a little trial and error to figure out what works best for you.
Take a look at the ORGANIZE YOUR PANTRY page for ways to incorporate them into your pantry!