I spent today discovering the bulk bins at WinCo. After seeing the pricebook work done by a friend, I was amazed and pleased to discover that many of WinCo’s bulk goods are priced even lower than the rock bottom sale prices at other stores. Sweet! Storage, however, poses a problem as bulk items do not come with packaging.
What to do? What to do? Hmmm…well, there is always this solution:
Unfortunately though, I don’t have a ton of extra containers hanging out. I have been on the look out at thrift stores for a little while, but no luck there. And then there was the fact that I kinda needed something now.
So, before we left WinCo, I thought I’d peruse the food storage isle and just see if there was anything 1)cheap and 2) that gave me a brilliant idea.
And then I saw the Mason Jars. And now I have these in my pantry cupboard.
Yes! I know I probably could have found them used at a thrift store or freecycle or something, but as is, I got 12 jars for under $10. Which, even without a calculator, I know is less than $1 per mason jar. I bought the wide mouth quart size to make filling and using the contents even easier. And I LOVE how they fit in my cupboard. I was tempted to move everything in there into these wonderful jars. I resisted.
Who knew that my simple solution to a silverware holder (because I lack drawer space) would turn into my favorite pantry canisters? Yay for a good ol’ fashioned mason jar!
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