I can’t even express how much I love multi-use items! I had been wanting some clear swing top glass bottles for a while now and I just couldn’t bring myself to pay even $3 for 1 bottle (that’s cheap, I know). Imagine my elation when I came upon these French sparkling lemonades at Aldi in swing top glass bottles for $2.79!!!!! This is epic because I get a delicious beverage AND a pretty bottle (I felt like I was getting a “twofer“). Basically, it’s hard for me to pay $3 for an empty bottle, but very easy for me to pay $3 for a bottle that contains something delicious!
When I grocery shop, I look for items that are a good price and whose containers are beautiful or re-usable in some way for entertaining and/or decorating. I must say, this does not happen on every shopping trip, but I keep it in mind and you should too. Especially if you live in a small space and you have bottles/storage containers out on the counter (cooking oils, vinegars, dry foods, etc). That’s my little tip for the day, happy shopping!
Extra Tip: How to Remove the Labels from Glass
Just soak in soapy water for 2 hours or more!
- Dish soap
- Container to soak your glass bottle
- Find a container that you can put your glass bottle inside of (with enough room to have the soapy water all around the label)
- “Weight” your labeled glass bottle by filling with water up to half way (or whatever it takes to keep it from floating in the soapy water)
- Put some dish soap in a container and fill with a little water, then place your labeled bottle in the water and make sure the label is completely covered with water…if it’s not, then add more water
- Wait at least 2 hours, then try to peel the label off, voila!
- If it’s not ready yet, wait longer ; )