Something as simple as using glass storage jars instead of the traditional plastic storage containers or Ziploc bags can make a big difference in how and where you store things in your kitchen. Not only are the jars nice to look at, they also help keep your food and spices fresh longer. I use them after I open a bag of rice, a box of granola or pasta, a can of Mandarin oranges or even for left overs like rice or broccoli. A variety of smaller jars come in handy for storing easy to reach portions of seasoning blends and salts and also to keep easy-to-use portions of flour, sugar, etc on hand so there is no need to break out the big bags every time you need a teaspoon. The jars are pretty inexpensive as well. Think Homegoods, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls. Here you will find a variety of sizes and shapes and colors at very affordable prices. When purchasing the hinged jars always check them over before buying. Look for jars that open and close smoothly and create a nice tight seal when closed. Jars with thicker wires tend to be more durable and better-looking as well. And always keep you eyes open if you go to garage or yard sales too. Look for and get a variety of sizes – you never know what you can use them for.