Since I buy all of my dry goods from bulk bins, I need to have storage containers for my pantry. Some are glass and others are plastic but most are screw-top jars that I have either inherited from my mother or collected from various sources over a period of time.
This photo gives you an idea of what my pantry looks like on a good day.
This is an old photo and some things have been moved around but you get the general idea.
However, it has been quite some time since I last cleaned and tidied it properly and it definitely starting to show.
I really need to keep larger quantities of some of the ingredients in the small plastic jars so I have been considering my options. A couple of weeks ago I was in one of the local charity shops (there are 4 in our small town) when I spied some large glass jars. They are Moccona coffee jars and have a tight-sealing lid. I bought all 5 of the largest size for $4 each.
Today I optimistically checked to see if there were any more and was surprised to find another 4 matching ones. I now have 9 large glass canisters which are airtight and cost me the princely sum of $36.
I will do another blog post with photos once the pantry is sorted out and the new containers are in place.