Following my post Spotty Love on recovering cans and jars, I also like to use old jars to keep food stuff in. After a jar is empty clean it well and remove the label. Using eucalyptus oil helps. I put the jars in the dishwasher to clean them after. Or use hot soppy water. When clean and dry place things like rice, lentils and pasta in the jars. They look lovely standing together waiting for you to cook up something wonderful.
I also store my crafty bits and bobs such as ribbon, flowers and mini pegs (!) in glass jars as well. I think it fuels the creativity being able to see all your goodies around you as you create.