If you're dealing with a a lack of counter and storage in the kitchen, find open space wherever possible. Consider attaching jar lids under shelves for an additional row of stored goods.
Keep your herbs fresh and where you use them. A collection of herbs growing in jars on the window sill is beautiful and functional.
Instead of tossing a growing collection of frappaccino jars, this woman converted hers into spice jars. Check out her technique for etching labels on the glass here.
Stop buying new plastic soap dispensers. Purchase soap in bulk and refill a permanent dispenser like this lovely repurposed mason jar. Make your own dispenser with this tutorial. (Images: 1. Chelsea's Cozy and Eclectic Garden Apartment | Lindsay Tella, 2. Home Made Simple, 3. Organic Authority, 4. Instructables, 5. Babble.)