💡 Upcycling your jars

Upcycling is the process of reusing an object or material in a way that creates a higher value or quality than the original.

Why it matters: Instead of discarding or recycling, you can put some items to good use.

🤔 Glass jars can be used in lots of creative ways.

  • From organizing items in cabinets or the garage.
  • To storing and transporting food.
  • To using in for decorative projects.

🔬 Zoom in: To clean and prepare jars for a new use.

  • Hot soapy water is your friend!
  • Soak in hot soapy water overnight to help get labels off and loosen residue inside the jar.

⚙️ Pro hack: Baking soda can help with stubborn labels and with smells.

  • To remove labels, make a paste of equal parts baking soda and olive oil —> spread on the jar, let sit for 30 minutes and then use a plastic scraper.
  • To deal with odors, stir baking soda into hot water and leave in the jar with the lid on for several days.

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • Have some fun with upcycling … and email me your favorite ideas.



P.S. In honor of Jar Jar Binks and this special day … May the Fourth Be With You! 😀

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