Friday, April 18, 2014

14 Glass Milk Bottle Ideas for Organization and Solving Household Problems

  • Wild bird lover? Save your seeds in glass milk bottles. If you dry watermelon and cantaloupe seeds in the summer, you can feed them to birds in the winter.
  • Keep cereal and pasta fresh by pouring it into 1/2 gallon or quart milk bottles with a lid. It will stay fresh longer. Mix the last few ounces of cereals together in one milk bottle for a "cereal surprise" jar.

  • Store bulk foods, bird seed, beans, coffee, buttons, make into a candle holder, use to create a care packages, and more in glass milk bottles.  
  • These 1/2 pint milk bottles make excellent napkin holders when setting a table. 

  • Label half pint milk bottles"Rainy Day Savings" and have children put in their extra candy. Then when they're cooped up in the house during bad weather, they can take out the jar and have a snack. 

  • Washing Glass Milk Bottles - Tip: Avoid water spots on glass bottles when you wash them by hand. Using a proper amount of dish soap, rince in the hottest water safe for your hands, then dry with a soft, lint-free cloth. Wear rubber gloves to get a better grip and protect your hands. Washing with a little vinegar can be useful, especially in areas with hard water.   
  • Use for a creative vintage-inspired flower vase!

  • Collect loose change in liter or larger milk bottles so the whole family can contribute. When there's enough money, treat yourselves to a night out at a restaurant. You could also donate it to your favorite charity.   
  • Organize office supplies like paperclips, pens, erasers, and more!

  • Save chopsticks you get from Asian restaurants and start a collection, using a milk bottle to contain them. They make sturdy plant stakes for indoor potted plants.  

  • Store tools and organize tape. The outside of glass bottles make great tape dispensers and the inside can be used for holding tools. 
  • Store cotton balls and cue-tips. Keep them dry by putting a cap on the milk bottle. They make cute decorations on bathroom counter tops. 
  • Remove band aids without pain: Soak a cotton ball with baby oil and apply it to the sides of the bandage. In about 10 minutes, the adhesive will be softened so much that the bandage will come off automatically and painlessly. 
  • Use milk bottles to store your homemade bath salts. Our recipe: Pour 3 cups of Epsom salts into a pint milk bottle. mix 1 tablespoon of glycerin (available at drugstores), a few drops of food coloring (optional), and your favorite perfume. Blend well and mix thoroughly. Store in a sealed milk jar.  


  1. You have a wonderful blog and thank you so much for sharing these great ideas. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

  2. I love the little square one. I have a small refrigerator and when the gallon of milk is almost done I can free up valuable space by emptying the milk into that small bottle.



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