Reusing glass bottles and jars is an easy, and money-saving, way to collect containers for pickles, preserves, and sauces made from garden crops.
There are already a variety of jars and bottles in different sizes in your pantry! Find a space where you can collect these as they are emptied.
To remove labels, you will need white vinegar and some type of scrubber.
Fill a sink with very hot water and 2 cups of vinegar. Most labels will come off easily after soaking for 10 minutes.
For more stubborn labels, use dish soap and a scrubber to remove glue residue.
Run bottles and jars through the dishwasher, or boil to sanitize.