Reuse Jars for Leftovers

I was washing an empty Miracle Whip plastic jar for recycling, when I decided the jar would hold a lot of left overs. I use the bowl containers from butter and cream whips, but I realized I can get more in the large Miracle Whip container.


I send a lot of leftovers to a son who is raising 2 children. He does not return my containers on a regular basis. I also freeze a lot of left overs. It seems like I am always running out of containers and buying new ones. I now find I can put a lot into the large Miracle Whip jar and other jars like them. I made some wine slush at the weekend and sent some to a friend in an old glass jam jar.

By Anne from near St Louis, MO

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May 10, 20110 found this helpful

It's wonderful to re-use food grade plastic containers but please make sure they are recycle #2, #4 or #5 only.

The other food grade recycle #'s are not safe for re-use and leach harmful chemicals into foods and beverages after their first/original use and mayonaisse jars are in that category being recycle #1.

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May 10, 20110 found this helpful

I also save containers and have to go through them now and then and thin them out. I recycle the ones that I do not use.

I have a little glass pimiento jar that I've been using for years to put my morning medication in. At bedtime I take my nightly meds and put my next morning meds in the pimiento jar and set them at my place at the table so I will not forget to take them after eating breakfast.

I love this little jar and take it with me when we go on a trip.

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May 11, 20110 found this helpful

It is not safe to freeze glass, it could shatter and break.

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Anonymous Flag
April 18, 20160 found this helpful

this is great. so many uses for things most of us throw away.

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