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Sometimes the simplest of ideas go overlooked: instead of buying new glass canisters, just wash out old food jars when they're empty to store your bulk food items. We've been doing this for awhile, and have accumulated a fair share of glass peanut butter jars (we're big natural peanut butter fans) which we now use to store items like oatmeal, quinoa and flaxseed...

We like our glassware looking clean and sticky-free, so we soak the jars first and then scrub off the old food label. We've been planning on getting some pretty blank food labels to add a nice homespun touch, although regular labels or masking tape would work just fine.

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