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Saving Money with Recycled Glass

Saving money is more about creativity than it is about following certain rules. For example, with a touch of out-of-the-box thinking, you can turn those glass jars that hold spaghetti sauce, mayonnaise, olives, and other stuff into different useful containers.
This is a good idea if you do not have recycling bins around and are conscious about the environment’s plight.
Glass jars can be substantial money savers in an eco-friendly manner. Here are a couple of ways you can do this.

Measuring Cups
Some glass jars have measurement markings in different units to indicate volume. These can be handy when cooking. You can get the same kind of jar for two or three bucks. But why when you can have it for free?

Trendy drinking jars
Once in a while, you can use the empty jars as drinking cups for novelty’s sake. In fact, in South Beach, there is one bar where old jars are used to serve drinks to customers.

Pen and marker holders
Empty used jars make the effect pen and marker holder. You can also other school pieces like crayon and such things which kids usually lose.

Emergency cash bank
Loose coins are always on the move, rolling under the couch and what not. Why not use your empty jar to make a bank? The coins will add up can be used in an emergency.

Other uses
They can be used to store a wide range of loose small items like buttons, small toys, marbles, and even earrings plus other accessories.

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