Do you love to cook but hate throwing away food that spoils before you have time to eat it? The best way to prevent wasting edible ingredients is to repurpose bottled and jarred packaged goods in your kitchen, so you can store and display your dry goods and leftovers in style. Here are 5 creative ways to store food in jars and bottles, so you can see your food before you eat it!
When you’re shopping for food, it can be fun to experiment with new foods and try them out. However, if you have a large amount of food that you don’t know what to do with, or if you simply have trouble finding storage space in your kitchen or refrigerator.
Nowadays, there are many options for storing food. Storing food is an important part of keeping it fresh and good-tasting. Many people often forget that even refrigerators can spoil their foods if not stored properly. But, what do you need to know before storing your food? To have delicious foods year round, use these guidelines on how to store food properly. The different ways you can preserve your foods include freezing, canning, drying, pickling and more!
1) Cupboard storage hacks
Storing your food in jars and bottles can be both attractive and useful. If you’re running out of room in your pantry, why not use glass jars as an alternative? Also, consider storing condiments, spices, or drinks in glass bottles with metal lids. Just make sure that your storage containers are airtight to prevent unnecessary loss of taste and nutrition from oxidation.
2) Lazy Susan storage system
The Lazy Susan storage system is an easy and convenient way to store your food. By creating a storage area on a shelf that can be accessed from all sides, you can easily use it for anything, not just food. If you’re looking for a quick way to organize your home without spending much money, consider a Lazy Susan. It’s easy to build yourself or find one ready-made at any home improvement store.
3) Mason jar snack bowls
If you’re looking for a way to streamline your snacking and create an attractive display in your home or office, mason jar snack bowls are a great option. You can use them as actual serving bowls or prepare individual portions of snacks such as popcorn, nuts, and granola. One idea? Prepare seasonal fruit salad in your jars for a quick grab-and-go snack. It’s healthy, it looks beautiful, and it doesn’t take up too much space!
4) Storing Fruits with Water
Although it seems counterintuitive, leaving fruits like apples and pears in water for a couple of days makes them easier to store. This works because it gives the fruit time to draw out some of its natural juices, which actually keeps it from ripening too quickly while in storage. It’s like extending shelf life without using chemicals or preservatives!
5) DIY canisters
One of my favorite ways to store food is in canisters. It’s easy, and you can make them yourself with a few basic household items. All you need are three pieces of clean containers—an old salt shaker, mason jar, or wide-mouth bottle cap (I have all three in my kitchen)—and some coffee filters or folded-up fabric. Take your coffee filter/fabric and place it in your container.
Things not to store
Don’t store foods that are highly perishable, such as meats, dairy products, fresh vegetables, or fresh fruits. These foods should be stored in a refrigerator or freezer instead. Don’t put hot food into glass jars—the glass can break from thermal shock when it cools down rapidly. You can also accidentally crack your jar or bottle if you attempt to force food into it by banging or tapping on it.
What you need
Just a few household items that you already have around. If you don’t have some of these, check your local dollar store for little jars and containers that you can re-purpose for food storage. I’ve listed some of my favorites below. You can also search Amazon for things like mason jar salad dressing sets, salad kits, containers with dividers, etc. Here are some items that you might find helpful.
Everyone can use these guides, but they are primarily intended for long-term food storage. This guide is also meant to be used by everyday people; it is not intended for homesteaders or those with any specialized skills or training. This guide will focus on how you should be storing your foods so that they are safe for your family, both now and in the future.
Anyone who has ever owned a food storage container knows how difficult it can be to prevent everything from getting soggy or spoiling. Luckily, there are many ways to store food in bottles and jars, and they make your food last longer while also storing well in your cabinets or cupboards!