Thursday, June 16, 2011

mason jars

Inspired by this lovely girl, I decided to do something about the mess of bulk items in my pantry.

I like to buy most grains (rice, cous cous, quinoa, oatmeal, etc) in bulk. Saves money and saves space. Well sorta. It also adds a mess of disorganized bags, not to mention the fear of tearing a small hole and cous cous spilling all over my floor.

Enter mason jars. Large ones. I already use smaller ones for drinking glasses (and love them) so I knew larger jars would be the perfect solution.

I can now clearly see my dry goods and have a semi-more organized pantry. (I said semi. Notice how I didnt include any pictures of my actual pantry...) I also had enough jars to store some baking supplies and Frantz Farm almonds. I like them so much, I might need to order some more!


Katie said...

I can relate to that first picture! I've started using mason jars and other random containers to decant my bulk items. SOOOO much better...both visually and organizationally speaking.

Kathleen said...

Yes! I just did this too :) oh, and spilled quinoa on your floor (your carpet no less) is the WORST

Crystle said...

Awesome idea! I use lock lids tupperware to store my flour etc, but it's definitely not pleasing to the eye. These jars totally are!

I know what I need to put on my bridal registry now!

christi @ burlap and basil said...

they look great! aren't the jars just the best?!