Organizing With Upcycled Jars

4 Materials
30 Minutes
Okay, it’s time to push up our sleeves and start purging and organizing.

This little caterer is always in need of organization and upcycling glass jars is the perfect way to do so!!!

Life just moves too darn fast at times. Excuses, excuses! It is time to clean and get things in order.

My solution looks like it came from a major pickle fetish. All I can say is “I am a caterer,” remember? And being a Zest it Up caterer means that when you find yourself in possession of large jars after an event, you must find a use for them other than the trash.

With the help of a little chalkboard spray paint and some chalkboard stickers from the Dollar Store, I was easily able to transform a bunch of pickle jars into uniform storage for my dry goods (aka make my pantry look better with very little effort or money).

Yay for a quick organization project!

All my pantry goods are now labeled and organized in these cute glass jars!

I always have a paint pen laying around just in case I need to relabel or recycle more jars!

And “yay” to a pantry that will not embarrass me anymore! Easy Kitchen Storage soothes the soul!

Happy cleaning and organizing!



Suggested materials:

  • Glass jars   (Dollar Store)
  • Chalkboard labels   (Dollar Store)
  • Chalkboard spray paint   (Craft store)
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Frequently asked questions

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3 of 5 questions
  • Lesley Brisco Lesley Brisco on Apr 30, 2016
    What sort of pen do you use?

  • Lynelle Christiani Lynelle Christiani on Jan 16, 2017
    How did you get the "Pickle" smell off the lids???

  • Susan Denise Susan Denise on Sep 24, 2019

    What did the caterer use to put the pickle jars on...looks like a strainer, but I don't think so. Thank you!


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  • Linda Pepiton Grindstaff Linda Pepiton Grindstaff on Feb 23, 2019

    I use canning jars and some antique canning jars, love them! Just wish my printing was as nice as yours.🤣

  • Valerie Trapp Valerie Trapp on Apr 06, 2021

    Love the labeling idea...Need to do, instead of my 'stick on' labels. I use quart and pint canning jars for everything... [ no pickle smell :)] I can see what is in each jar, no plastic washable, and fit well in cabinets...