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Looking for an easy way to reduce your waste? Look no further than the ever popular, plain ol’ Mason Jar (or canning jar). We literally have dozens of these in varying sizes around the house.
Did you know they come in sizes ranging from 4 oz to 1 gallon? And even in different colors of glass. Of course, they are traditionally used for canning, but they can also be used for so many other things, like:
- Storing things – In our home, we have all sorts of things stored in mason jars like herbs from the garden, nuts, beans, quinoa, buttons, grains, change, push pins, etc.
- Making salad dressing (put the top on and shake!)
- Chia pudding (again, put the top on and shake)
- Freezing stock
- Storing leftovers
- Mixing small amounts of paint
- Beverages to go (you can get opening/closing lids for the jars!)
The list goes on … these are our favorite and most used household item. But the best thing about Mason jars? They can be used over and over and over. If the metal lids get rusty, you can recycle them and buy some new lids for pretty cheap. There are also different kinds of reusable lids you can use over and over again. Zero. Waste. Life.