I’m pretty good at getting rid of things I don’t use. You get really good at purging, when you move 3 times in the past year + a half…about to be FOUR. I’ve learned to part with old birthday cards, sift through clothes every 6 months, get rid of shot glass collections, vacation knick knacks, etc. Through learning how to purge more efficiently, I’ve also learned how to be a better shopper. For instance, buying something that might cost more, but that I know will last much longer. Or just simply not buying something, because, do I really need it? Usually, no. I’ve been trying to get better about reusing too.
However, reusing things can turn into a problem.
An obsession of all shapes + sizes.
Glass jars. I LOVE THEM.
Why oh why would you throw them away? I have a hard time parting with any glass jar, if it has a good lid + can be cleaned thoroughly.
I try not to keep every single one, but they really are useful.
- nut butter storage…enough said!
- fresh ground flours, like buckwheat!
- pumpkin butter/pear butter
- nut butters…did I already say that?
- oats in a jar – homemade style
- dried fruit
- gifting nut butters to friends
- the list goes on
Chris either doesn’t notice the collection of glass jars I have, or doesn’t care.
Good thing, because these glass jars aren’t going anywhere.
And for a little teaser…
I’m going to tell you that I just made one of my top FIVE favorite recipes of all time. It wasn’t breakfast, lunch or dinner, but a snack. And it was THAT good.
It has to do with popcorn…and you can blame the lifeguard at the pool!
More details soon!