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Storage in the Home – Plastic Jars

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How many times recently have you wondered where you last put something or pondered how your kitchen always seems to be so cluttered? It’s a common situation to find yourself in, and with the school summer holidays in full swing, the clutter is probably reaching crisis levels! When the domestic chaos gets too much, we all tend to have a burst of activity and tidy everything away out of sight. But are we really tidying and getting organised, or are we simply working on the basis of ‘out of sight, out of mind’? In today’s blog post, we take a look at how to set up a proper organisational system for your kitchen and elsewhere in the house, that will keep you on the straight and narrow when it comes to getting everything sorted.

 Plastic Jars for Kitchen Storage

 The key to reliable organisation in the kitchen is to put a system in place. If your larder or pantry is in a mess, take everything out and organise items into distinct groups. Batch canned food together, for example, and put all your home baking ingredients together too. Where items are often stored in the cupboard in packs, like sugar, flour and raisins, for example, it’s a good idea to use a set of plastic jars with lids, to keep everything neat and tidy. Colour coordinated lids are a great idea too, so you can easily see at a glance what type of food is stored in each jar. So, you might choose blue lids for baking ingredients, red lids for dried pasta and rice, and green lids for everything else. Be sure to label all of your jars, so that you know what’s in them - after all, you don’t want to mix up plain and self-raising flour in your next cake baking session!

 Plastic Jars for Storage Elsewhere

 By using plastic jars with lids in other rooms, it’s easy to get a grip on the domestic clutter. Kids will be encouraged to keep their room or play area tidy, if you ask them to put all of their colouring pens, Lego, or toy cars in plastic jars with lids. If you have a craft or sewing room, jars are perfect for storing sewing threads, needles, craft embellishments and all of those other fiddly bits and bobs that just seem to get everywhere. Again, a colour coded approach will make it easy to go straight to the item you’re looking for each time.

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Being creative with plastic bottles

Being creative with plastic bottles 

Close up from a bottle industry

We are all aware of how much plastic there is in the world and how, when it isn’t recycled or is disposed of carelessly, it can end up in our rivers and seas, causing all sorts of damage to marine life and birds. Plastic is a vital part of our lives and it is here to stay; however, with some thought and consideration, it can be a good thing and we can use it to help us lead more environmentally-conscious lives. In today’s blog post, we take a look at some ways in which the humble plastic bottle can be put to good use to help us reduce our eco footprint and live a little more sustainably.

Reusable plastic bottles to help save the planet

The number of single-use plastic bottles that are bought and thrown away each day in the UK is truly staggering. When we are out and about or leading a busy life, it is just so easy to grab a bottle of mineral water or a soft drink from the supermarket shelves without giving it a moment’s thought. We then dutifully pop it in the bin in the street, without considering that it is headed straight to landfill.

The simple solution to this issue is to buy a reusable plastic drinks bottle and make your drink at home to take with you; in fact, most cafes will top up your reusable bottle with water free of charge if you ask. We offer a number of different drinks bottles in our range, including some that are stackable to save space in your fridge. This might seem like a small step; however, it would make a real difference if we all switched to reusable bottles instead of buying single-use bottles.

Ingenious uses for plastic bottles

Our range of bottles includes several designs that are great for helping to reduce your eco footprint and plastic waste; for example, our 250ml domed plastic PET bottle is perfect if you make your own liquid soap. Even if you don’t make your own, you could always buy a larger quantity from a natural products store and decant it into this bottle, which would cut down on the number of bottles you buy over time. Our 100ml plastic PET bottle with spray pump is another great bottle for those who want to make their own toiletries.

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The world of plastic jars

The world of plastic jars 

Glass jar containing various colored thread on yellow background

Whether it is for food items, toys, stationery, toiletries, cosmetics or tools and small parts, you need plastic jars if you want to store items effectively. Plastic jars with lids are so versatile and handy that you will wonder how you ever managed without them. In today’s blog post, we look at some of the many benefits of plastic storage jars and highlight a few of the most popular jars in our range.

The benefits of plastic jars

One of the most obvious benefits of plastic containers and jars is that they are so durable. Drop them on the floor and they don’t break, bash them on the counter and they are unaffected – whatever punishment you throw at your plastic storage, it simply bounces back. This makes plastic the ideal choice for busy households with young children or pets – no matter how badly you treat these jars, they won’t break or wear out.

Another benefit of using plastic jars with lids around the home is that they are incredibly good value for money. It is easy to get everything tidy and organised for a minimal outlay; in addition, they will last for years.

Ease of storage is another advantage of using plastic containers and jars. You can’t safely store glass jars one on top of the other; however, this is perfectly possible with plastic containers, meaning that you can utilise your cupboard space to its full potential without worrying about spilled contents or broken glass.

Our range of plastic jars 

drawing pencils in glass jar on pastel background

We carry an extensive range of plastic containers and jars to suit every project. From tiny 200ml jars to supersized 4,430ml plastic PET jars, we are sure to have the right size and shape of plastic storage jar for your needs.

Many of the jars in our plastic range come with a choice of colourful lids, enabling you to add a splash of colour to your kitchen cupboards or bathroom shelves. The colours include black, white, red, green, blue, yellow and silver. It is up to you whether you choose to have all the lids the same colour or go for a mix and match approach, perhaps choosing different colours for different types of content.

Whether you choose to store food items such as biscuits, pasta and rice in the larger jars or go for small jars to store bits and bobs such sewing accessories, you are sure to find that plastic jars with lids are a convenient and economical solution to your storage needs.

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Plastic jars for storing

Plastic jars for storing  

Glass jar containing various colored thread on yellow background

Does clutter seem to multiply all by itself in your house? Do all manner of odds and ends somehow find their way onto every conceivable shelf or surface? Does it take forever to find what you are looking for? If this sounds like you, you need a storage makeover. It is time to banish the clutter and sort everything into a well-organised system to give you a clean and tidy house and an easy, no-fuss means of finding everything whenever you need it.

Plastic jars in the kitchen and utility room

As the central room in the house, where the family spends the most time, the kitchen tends to attract more than its fair share of clutter and chaos. From storing biscuits and cookies to organising your herbs and spices, plastic jars with lids are the answer. Particularly with herbs and spices, it is tempting just to buy a couple of jars to see how the new system goes; however, doing this means you don’t see the full benefit of getting really organised. It is far better to bite the bullet and work out exactly how many jars you need, add a few extra for spares, and get the whole switch to the new jars done in one go – you will be delighted once you see the result. You can also use larger jars to tidy up bags of pasta, rice and flour, and dried fruits such as raisins and sultanas.

Moving into the utility room, plastic jars with lids can be a great way to store dried pet foods, for example. They are airtight and will keep Fido’s biscuits fresh; in addition, they will prevent any unauthorised raids on the pet food supplies! Look around your utility room and see whether there are any other obvious candidates for clutter-busting, then check out our range of jars to see which are most suitable for the clutter you need to bust.

Plastic jars in the shed or garage

Sheds and garages are another clutter hotspot and seem to fill up almost overnight with a bewildering array of ‘stuff’. For the most part, the shed or garage is out of sight; therefore, things can easily reach something of a crisis point before action becomes unavoidable. Again, look around the space, sort the clutter into related groups and identify the right jars to tidy everything away; for example, open packs of seeds can be stored together in plastic jars with lids to keep them fresh. Sort nuts, bolts and screws into similar sets, then store in different jars. Keep going until everything is tidy!

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