I’ve drank coffee once in my life – maybe twice and I did not enjoy it all. Now, I love the smell of coffee which is probably the only reason why I wanted to give it a try but when I took my first sip it was very bitter and underwhelming. Talk about being disappointed. I was expecting my taste buds to partake in this wonderful experience not to mention, I was also anticipating this sudden burst of energy that would be responsible for me completing my work at a warp speed which I had seen happen to many of my co-workers. However, I was met with unexpected jitters that just made me feel uncomfortable. So, I’ve come to the conclusion that coffee and my taste-buds just don’t mix and I’m okay with that even if I’m probably the only person in the world who probably feels that way. But if it wasn’t for my dislike for coffee then I would have never acquired a love for herbal tea.
I love herbal tea for its natural properties and since I suffer from horrible allergies and sinusitis, drinking herbal tea provides some relief. The herbal tea typically comes in packaging that I don't prefer to store inside of my cabinet so transferring the tea from the packaging into the mason jars is not only functional but aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The mason jars can also be used to store tea bags, just be sure to remove them from the boxes or packaging as well.
While, I strongly encourage my clients to utilize labels because they serve as a reminder and a visual alert to stay organized - I opted out of labeling these jars. Why? I figured since I already I know what's inside of the jars then there was no need to apply labels. I'm really happy I decided to use the mason jars to store my tea; but don't get me wrong, I still love a great, food storage product. However, one case of mason jars carries 12 jar at an average cost of $9. That's a deal! Oh and for all of my coffee lovers, even though I can't get down with coffee that doesn't mean that you can't try using mason jars to store your coffee beans.
I am firm believer that great organizational products should be multi-functional meaning that they should serve more than one purpose. Therefore, I scoured the internet and found other uses for mason jars when it comes to alternative storage options. If you have empty mason jars lying around or happen to come across a case in your local grocery store then consider putting them to use in these ways.
I love the idea of spray painting mason jars which adds character and brings it the jars to life! It’s just something about gold paint that screams chic. If you’re unable to find the storage solutions for your office supplies then "The Homedit" shows how effective using mason jars can be to separate office supplies in a gold but organized manner.
Photo Credit: The HomEdit
I like how MyChicAdventure also adds a pop of color to the mason jars which is a good idea because some organizational products can lack color. If you share a bathroom or have a massive inventory of bathroom products then using mason jars can be an alternative for storing bathroom essentials such as cotton balls, Q-tips, toothbrush or toothpaste. The items are neatly stored and easily accessible.
Photo Credit: MyChicAdventure
If you’re a make-up artist or if you happen to have an extensive make-up collection, then take a look at how “The HomEdit” uses mason jars to store make-up brushes and other make-up tools. If you like, then you can take it a step further to paint the mason jars and even label them so that you can quickly identify which mason jar holds which make-up tool.
Photo Credit: The HomEdit
If you’re looking for other uses for mason jars besides using them as drinkware, then I strongly consider that you use them to organize items within your space such as make-up, bathroom essentials or office supplies but the options are endless.
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