I like to store dry ingredients in glass jars. Foods like rolled oats, any whole grain (wheat, barley, quinoa, rice, etc.), flour, homemade granola, seeds (sesame, poppy, flax), wheat bran, dried beans, -- you get the idea. :)
Glass jars are a safe, economical, and beautiful way to store foods! In fact, Joshua even uses a glass canning jar to take his daily morning mocha frappuccino to work with him! :)
How to obtain the jars:
How to obtain lids:
How to get rid of smells:
How to remove sticky labels from jars:
First, try soaking in hot (very hot!) soapy water, overnight if necessary. Peel off label and wipe away remaining glue with a dish cloth.
If that doesn't work, you can try:
Bonus tip: Peanut butter works the best to remove stickies from our plastic tablecloth cover when the children's stickers end up there instead of on paper. :)
How to make the lids airtight:
(The extra barrier of wax paper or plastic creates a good seal when a lid is lacking a rubber seal.)
Where to store glass jars of food:
In a dark, cool place if possible. Light will damage food!
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