Home Hacker: Brilliant New Ways to Use Mason Jars

I’ve discovered that Mason jars — those wide-mouthed bottles I used to drink sweet tea out of when I lived in the South — can also be used to organize every room in my house. They’re turning up on decorating and DIY blogs as quite the multitaskers, appearing everywhere from the office to the bathroom to the kitchen. The best part? They’re so cheap! A 12-pack of them from a hardware store can go for less than $10. See our slideshow for a rundown of ideas.

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For Your Bathroom

Keep your cotton swabs, Q-tips and makeup sponges all on hand in clear containers. Click here more great bathroom decor ideas.
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For Your Desk

Your stash of pens have a home in a retro-cool jar. Click here for more great home office ideas.
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For Your Kitchen

Salt, pepper, and flowers all fit snugly in one location when organized in similar-sized containers. Click here for more great kitchen decor ideas.
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For Your Bathroom Sink

You'll always know how much soap is left in one of these makeshift dispensers. Click here for more great bathroom decor ideas.
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For Your Counter

Put dry goods in easy-to-find places and never have that uh-oh-I'm-out-again experience again.

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