Simplify & Organize Your Nest : Part 1

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 |
  I love to organize. It's a complex condition really. I get a natural high walking into stores like The Container Store. I mean..it's in the name. OrganizeIt.com is almost too much to bear. I was the weirdo teen that alphabetized the canned goods and VHS tapes [those video viewing things that predate DVD's...you had to be kind and rewind.]

  Anyways, we moved recently and-WHOA-while packing you really realize how much junk that multiplied like rabbits stuff you have. We have been moving towards a more minimal lifestyle. We want to use less stuff, use less space and live as clutter free as you can with three children. I know. Oxymoron. Tell me about it. But we're trying anyways! 

  We're starting in the kitchen in a new series of Simplify & Organize Your Nest. I started with the Anchor Hocking glass storage jars. We are trying to keep as much plastic out of the house as possible. It's gross. [insert smiley face] These jars were less than $8 a piece at Wal-Mart. I usually avoid Wally World like the plague. I really hate going there. Ours is always crowded or nasty or just a headache. BUT I also love a good deal. So I went with two of three children in tow at 7:45 am on a Thursday. It was borderline blissful. I recommend it. 

  Anyhow, back to the jars...They do not have that food seal, and I have done an absolutely INSANE amount of research for jars & for the price and our use, these work for us. Why? We never keep them full. See photographic evidence of sugar...I *JUST* bought the flour that day, which is the only reason it's full. I bake & cook like a mad woman. There were only two in stock, so I have to wait to buy more but I need one for rice, brown sugar, and confectioners sugar. And a tall jar for pasta.


Then I moved on to the spice drawer. Yes. Drawer. I cannot form the words to match my excitement. In our last place they were in a cabinet and were a mess. At least in the drawer next to the stove they were more accessible to me, being that I am slightly vertically challenged. I took it a step further and removed more plastic by getting two sets of these glass Libbey spice jars. [free two day shipping]

Now it looks like this:
 and this...

seriously. it's a complex. i was practically giggling while filling my glass spice jars. 


2 comments:

Anchor Hocking Webteam said...

We love your post! We love it so much we are linking to it on our Facebook page!

Find more jars at our online store too - www.anchoronline.com (we run sales quite often)

Happy Cooking,
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Miss Jane said...

Oh YAY! I LOVE SALES! Thanks for the sharing!

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