Thursday, February 5, 2015

Recycled Coffee in Recycled Jars

Todays post pretty much has a lot to do with not wasting things.
I'm probably not the most avid recycler you've ever heard of, I'm certainly not the most avid recycler that I know.  However, when I can I try to buy things that can serve multiple purposes.  
On a similar but separate subject, since Tyler works days and I work nights, we go through A LOT of coffee.  If he makes a pot in the morning and there's a little bit left over, but not enough for me to make it through a night at work, then I make another pot in the evening as well.  

In this post, I'm going to show you how we recycle both coffee and jelly jars with reusable lids, which make the perfect refrigerator storage for leftover coffee that can then be used as the perfect iced coffee glass.
I love buying Garden Club jelly.  I really enjoy the plum jelly, and I especially like that I can reuse every jar either as a drinking glass or a storage jar since the lid is reusable.  They are quaint with a sweet vintage design on the bottom.

This is where the leftover coffee comes in.

So maybe you don't want an iced coffee now, but you might this afternoon or when you come home from work.  Just pour the leftovers in the jar and store in the refrigerator.

If you plan to refrigerate and save for later, just remember to keep your lids and snap it on!
If you're reusing certain types of food containers, though, like salsa, spaghetti sauce, or kimchi (learned by experience), just remember that the smell really never comes out of the lid part.

Kimchi coffee really doesn't sound good.

When you're ready to make yourself a cold coffee drink, just get some cream and sugar, and ice cubes if you like!

Add a little sugar, or whatever sweetener you prefer!

Add a cute straw and you're ready for some sweet sips!

I love the plastic straws I bought last year from Oh Joy.  I had been looking for straws I could throw in the dishwasher for a long time, and these work out great!

I don't really like to use ice often, so just cold coffee is fine with me!  

How do you reuse everyday things in your home?
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1 comment:

  1. Great idea! I really like those jars, they look pretty AND won't smell weird after just storing jelly.


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