I recycle everything: glass jars, hard plastic jars, jugs of all sizes and types. I still have to empty out the tools and such in the old foot locker and store those items in containers to put back so I can find stuff. I store many items upside down and use glass jars for my Nature items.
Right now they hold all my Dry dog food. All Chances Parrot food and all the Wild birds food. They also are used for cat and dog meds and cleaning supplies, and anything I can think of for the critters.
They also hold gardening items. Balls of yarn for knitting... they are stackable and I hate that hard plastic is not being recycled around here.
I recently moved the yarn containers in to the library onto a lower shelf that is awkward to get to. Plus I have all my knitting baskets on top of a very large and tall bookcase. I recycle wasted space as well. Using clear plastic and storing on their tops means I can identify the color of the yarn or contents easily.
Waste not want not.
Dog - recycling applies to all Charlies foods and supplies as well.
My pantry shelves also hold the cat treat plastic square jugs which I fill with batteries and the size on the top as the jar lay sideways.
These are also used for small tools, and pet supplies and stack well. I also buy med jiffy PNB and just those for things like line, nails and other stuff.
But the cat treat boxes also hold a lot of gardening supplies, rolls of clothesline but also compost from the kitchen. One jar side above the sink and I fill one each day then next morning as I feed the birds empty the scraps in the compost pile. If necessary I have 2 or 3 washed jar on top of the dryer for additional use.
I also use them and recycled peanut butter jars for feeding the wild birds and squirrels.
I have one large bag of empty jars & jugs tucked next to the freeze for additional use. Plus I reuse Cat little containers to hold well water for use in a power outage for flushing the toilets, and watering the plants - for the plants I also have small hard plastic jars next to some specific plants during the summer.
I also set aside - rolled up and held in place by rubber bands - the big critter food bags- Some are close to materia in nature and I use them to hold items I want to store for the winter in the Water heater closet. I am careful to not store items that would be ruined in the bag.
They also make good trash bags. I fill, roll the top down - I use old clothes pins to hold closed.
Ok I think I have everything.
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