There’s no way to deny that we have a lot of stuff. And the more stuff we have, the more places we have to find to shove it. Problem is, there are only so many “junk” drawers one home can have.
So the question comes, why hide it? Especially those items that we use on a regular basis?
Why not use glass jars? We come across them all the time, from decorative ones to empty ones with lids we can buy, to empty vases, to household items we’ve bought that come in them. Bringing together form and function, they can be something quite wonderful.
The first obvious place to use them is in the bathroom…
I love the idea of the nail polishes! SO cute! It definitely helps that they’re all one brand, but what a CUTE idea! I use mine for cotton balls and q-tips.
Who hasn’t saved those cute little soaps and shampoos from holiday stays? I love the idea of placing them, and other travel sized items in the guest bathroom in a simple glass canister. Easy access for visitors so they don’t have to search the bathroom for the toiletries they need.
For your baubles….
For arts, crafts and kids supplies…
Laundry room clean up? Put your detergent and dryer sheets in the jars…
If you bake quite a bit, why not incorporate some of your tools into your decor and showcase it with its storage. Those muffin cups are SO cute!
For the little ones, here’s a way to eliminate the whining when getting assigned chores. They get what they pick. Isn’t that brilliant?
Candy? um YES please! Form AND function? I don’t mind if I do!
Make life a little sweeter and always keep a nice stash of candy around for your family, friends… and of course, yourself. If you purchase candy online from Candy Warehouse, you can even make sure that your candy colors match your decor.
Craft supplies are the perfect items to store in glass containers. They are colorful and show your personality all in one. And all of those extra buttons that come with our clothes when we buy them, start a button jar, rather than throwing them in a drawer somewhere only to be impossible to find once you need it.
For the more functional day to day stuff, here’s an idea… receipts…
… and coins… as in LOTS of coins… this is in my house…. and I think we have like 8 of these FULL to the max. The mister has been emptying his pockets into these massive jars since we got married and we haven’t cashed em in yet. I wonder how much we’ve saved!
By the way, thank you The Kassie Project for making my counters even VISIBLE! Oklahoma City friends… this gal is one to watch! I had this glass thing down from 17 years ago, but she has helped me get my sh*t together all around the glass jars in the laundry room and lots of other areas around the house. You’ll be hearing her name pop up again!
Time to start thinking outside of the junk drawer! Proudly show your stuff off! When does with purpose and creativity, it can make a room much more interesting!