We Found the Ultimate Millennial Storage Containers (& They’re Super Cute)
At first glance, these glass storage jars from Urban Outfitters may remind you of your grandmother’s pantry — meticulously organized with everything clearly labeled. One key difference? We doubt she keeps matcha and quinoa on hand. Instead of sticking to the basics like flour, sugar and salt, UO has put a very 2019 spin on the traditional storage jar. Choose from the small (matcha or nuts), medium (rice or quinoa), or large size jars (caffeine or noodles).
Mix and match to suit what you have in your kitchen, or go ahead and store whatever you want in any of the jars. By transferring ingredients to transparent glass containers like these, you’ll be able to visualize (literally) what you want to make for dinner or a snack, and you’ll know just how much you have left of everything. They also look adorable lined up on a countertop.
Of course, these jars make more than a design statement. If you’re still storing ingredients in their original box or bag after they’ve been opened, you’re exposing them to air, which leads to things going stale and rancid (yes, even if you have them secured with a rubber band or clip). The lid of these jars has a thin rubber gasket to keep air out so your items stay fresh. Keep in mind, sunlight can cause certain ingredients to spoil quicker, namely anything that contains natural oils like nuts or coffee beans. So these items are best kept in a cabinet for peak freshness.
A note: The last time UO had these jars in stock, they sold out quickly. So buy a set for yourself, and consider gifting a few to your favorite bulk-shopping friend who appreciates cheeky kitchen decor.
Not your style, but still crave something stylish? Urban has a two other options we’re loving right now.
BODUM Glass and Cork Storage Jars, $13 to $23
If you don’t want to be limited by labels, these gorgeous, minimalist jars are great — and will look great next to your French press.
These jars come in small, medium, and large, in both clear and punny illustrated options. The large size is flour, and the medium, also pictured, is sugar ($10). The smallest is the most scandalous — a play on nudity (nudi-tea) for your tea bags or leaves ($8). The elegant line drawing also keeps this dad joke from feeling too corny.