Jars…A Great way to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

  Jars….I’ve been on again off again about collecting jars to use over the years.  I’ve got about a zillion quart mason jars in my garage that I’ve moved from house to house.  I’m waiting to have a place to garden.  Perhaps next year.  It appears we will be moving during this growing season.

 I read a post about jars from a new blog that I found today.  It’s called Down-to-Earth (I promise I’ll figure out how to link one of these days!).  She wrote a terrific post about using jars here,  http://down—to—earth.blogspot.com/2007/10/jars.html .  I just read a couple of posts; but, I’m sure I’ll be going back regularly.

Glass jars are a great way to reduce your use of plastic bags or containers.  Most anything can be stored in them, either on the counter, in a cabinet, in the refrigerator, or even in the freezer, if you don’t fill them too full.  New jars are wonderful; but , I like to reuse old jars that I find at yard sales and the ones that I buy products in at the store.  The only limit is your imagination when it comes to filling these little treasures.  I love to give gift mixes in mason jars.  This is my own way to recycle since I don’t have a convenient way to recycle items where I live.

So, thanks to the reminder from Rhonda at Down-to-Earth, I’m going to renew my efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle jars again.

Blessings to all as we learn to make do with what the LORD has provided for our use and enjoyment.


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Thrifty Tip for Today

 Four Cuori Rosso Art Print by Roberta Ricchini

Hi Friends,

I was using a glue stick today while recycling some cards into new and improved cards.  My thrifty tip is an idea that worked great for me.  I had a magazine that I didn’t want anymore.  Rather than use sheet after sheet of paper to do my gluing on, I did my gluing on a page of the magazine.  When I got too much glue on the page, I just turned the page!  It was terrific!  Much less mess and much less stress.  Best of all, I was reusing something and being thrifty!

Use it up, Wear it out, Make it Do, or Do Without!!!!!!!!

God bless and have fun thinking up thrifty ideas.  I’d love to hear from you!


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