Giveaway: The JarBOX (sponsored by Fillmore Container)

JarBOX

Once you start collecting jars and canning, you will eventually face the issue of storage. Do you build shelves or rely on boxes? If you have a basement, do you carve a section out for canned good storage? If the jars are tucked away, how to do you deal with the issue of out of sight, out of mind? What’s the best way to prevent breakage (particularly if you live in earthquake-prone areas)? There are so many questions and no one perfect solution.

JarBOX from above

Happily, there’s a relatively new product out there that can help answer some of these questions and might just make things a little bit easier on the storage front. Called the JarBOX, it’s a plastic container designed to snugly hold a dozen jars. It was designed by a home canner who was tired of having multiple jars break in a box when bumped or displaced (there’s a video on the JarBOX home page that shows off its many virtues).

They are sold in sets of two and snap together to create a sturdy, stackable home for jars. Once snapped together, the JarBOXes can be stacked, transported, or slid into tight corners for easy storage. It’s more than a little brilliant, if you ask me.  Currently, the JarBOX is only available for quart jars, but according to the website, a pint-sized version is coming later this year.

closed JarBOX

At the moment, I have two sets of the JarBOX and am using them as single jar trays as opposed to snapping them together. I put the jars in them upside down (to keep them from turning into dust collectors) and slide them under our bed. In our small apartment, this has freed up a huge amount of shelf space without making it hard for me to access these jars when I need them.

upside down jars in a JarBOX

Thanks to my friends over at Fillmore Container, I have one JarBOX set to give away this week. If you want to throw your hat into the ring, here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share how you currently store your jars and home canning.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, April 5, 2013. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog that evening.
  3. Giveaway open to US residents, only (so sorry, further-flung friends).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.
Disclosure: Fillmore Container sent me two sets of the JarBOX for review and photography purposes. My opinions remain my own. 

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682 Responses to Giveaway: The JarBOX (sponsored by Fillmore Container)

  1. 651
    Tyler M says:

    I’m in the “more jars than saved boxes” camp.

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    Kathie Walker says:

    This looks like a perfect product for earthquake country! Since I am constantly buying inexpensive canning jars at yard sales and thrift stores and so naturally don’t have the original boxes in which to keep them, I keep my “orphans” in empty cardboard box flats that our dog’s Alpo canned dog food came wrapped up in. The flats have sides a few inches tall, a fact that came in handy during the big Earthquake that hit our area here in Virginia in 2011. The sides of the flats kept the jars from wiggling off the shelves during the shaking (we had a friend that didn’t do this and lost many of her jars when they wiggled off and fell onto the floor during the quake!). This Fillmore Container JarBox looks like it would solve the problem of jars wiggling off the shelves and since we now buy dog food in pouches, not cans, this looks like a product we could put to good use. Thank you for the info.

  3. 653
    Leslie says:

    We use boxes and shelves, neither of which are ideal.

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    Nancy s. says:

    I store most of mine in the basement in cardboard boxes from computer paper and copier paper. The boxes have lids and an extra piece of cardboard that I can put between layers of jars. Canned goods go in a vintage metal kitchen storage cabinet that we have in the basement.

  5. 655
    Yael says:

    Storage? What’s that? All my jars are just shoved in any little empty spaces I can find, scattered throughout all my cupboards! It’s a nightmare!

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    Kari Fischer says:

    I would love these! I current store my jars in sterilite plastic totes. They definitly don’t fit good. I organize them by size and I am a very picky/organized person!

  7. 657
    Missy says:

    I have a cabinet where I keep my canned storage, but the empties end up shoved on the shelves in the garage where ever I have a space. New storage plans would be great.

  8. 658
    Garden Girl says:

    I keep the boxes I but them in for neat storage but eventually they wear away since I am constantly grabbing jars and re-stacking them.

    These would be a great help to reduce the clutter in my garage!

    Nice giveaway!

  9. 659
    Emily says:

    I currently store my canned goods on wire shelves in the basement. They’re starting to overflow, though, so a way to stack would really help!

  10. 660
    Denise Nash says:

    We have old cupboards in our basement, mounted to the walls. I’ve put most of my canned goods there. I have a little decorative built-in glass-doored cabinet in my kitchen to put a few dozen jars of pretty jars in.

  11. 661
    Sofia says:

    I keep my jars in the basement in plastic boxed with lids… This product is definitely the best solution in storing canning jars.

  12. 662
    Seth says:

    Right now I store the empties in cardboard boxes in our storage room. We tuck them out of sight, but I am nervous when the kids start moving stuff around them. I’ve had a few get unseen cracks and break open as soon as they begin processing.

  13. 663
    mo says:

    I have mine stored in the basement. Unfortunately, out of sight-out of mind!

  14. 664
    Beth says:

    All my jars are on plastic shelves. Not an ideal situation!

  15. 665
    Lori T says:

    I keep my jars in the garage in an old cupboard.

  16. 666
    Peter says:

    These are such a great idea! I have my jars stored mostly on a wire shelf in the basement, not a great solution.

  17. 667
    Kathy C. says:

    I store my jars on basement shelves or in the jar boxes on the basement floor!

  18. 668
    Lisa says:

    We currently store all our jars in the basement. My husband is forever moving them ffrom one shelf to another. This product is amazing. I really like the “upside down” idea. I currently do that with my homemade laundry soap.

  19. 669
    Katelyn says:

    I don’t store my jars anywhere because I don’t have any ;) But I’m sure my mom would love to receive that as a Mother’s day gift!

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    Heather W says:

    My supplies are in the garage….the car/truck don’t use the garage….so this is ideal storage for a number of items. Built-in shelving is wonderful. Canning does stay in a closing metal cabinet. Oh, the hubs has another garage for his ‘toys’ and the car n’ truck!

  21. 671
    Lizi B says:

    I store mine on shelves in my extra bedroom, piled on top of each other in cabinets, and anywhere else I can get them to fit! These would be great.

  22. 672
    Vikki B says:

    My jars are currently stored in the boxes they come in, stacked under the kitchen table, and in the basement. Of course, after canning season, there are less empty jars to deal with, but that stack under the table can get kind of unstable!

  23. 673
    Rachael says:

    Erg, right now I stack them in the garage on horrible wire shelves. This seems brilliant!

  24. 674
    Renee says:

    I am the Culinary Coordinator at my county fair. Currently I am storing 500 jars in everything from cardboard boxes to plastic tubs. The jars are used for demonstration to teach people how to can, as well as for decorative accessories for our fair exhibit. I think I will need a ton of these, as our preserving program is growing!

  25. 675
    Laurie B says:

    I store mine in cardboard boxes in a cabinet in the basement.

  26. 676
    Kathie Walker says:

    Yikes, I thought I left a message but can’t find it! Love these. Will look to see if they are on Amazon.

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    PHYLLIS says:

    I store my jars mostly in the original boxes, but the boxes are starting to look pretty ratty. This box would be so great.

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    Eviefranklin says:

    These look very interesting. I have a box of jars sitting on top of my front loading washer, luckily it’s a very smooth operating machine and it hasn’t broken any of the jars. They sure rattle a lot though, so something like this would really help.

  29. 679
    Theresa says:

    I have jars stacked on top of each other in the way up high cabinet above my stove. So many people use basements – if only they made basements here in Texas! lol!

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