Baby food jars as hardware containers
Speaking of reusing food containers...Ted's hack reminded me of the million-odd bottles of random hardware bits scattered across my dad's garage. My dad is well-known for NEVER throwing anything away. He's even got a few baby food jars in there, even though I haven't eaten baby food for about 37 years:
My hack happened after throwing out countless baby food jars. A while back I read (I don't remember the book) about one way to re-use them. Use them as a way to store screws, nuts and bolts. What I have done is I screw the lid to the bottom of my work bench that is in our garage, and when I'm done with the jar, I can just screw the jar back onto the lid. It's great because the clear jar allows me to see what's in it at a glance, I also write the size of the screw (if I know it), on the bottom of the lid, and by keeping it under my workbench, it keeps things out of the way.
Anyways, I'm hoping you can post this on your site, and ask your readers if they know of other ways to re-use baby food jars, because I only have so many types of screws, nuts, and bolts, so I still end up throwing out a lot of jars.