I have a thing for jars. Glass ones, that is. There’s something about collecting them that reminds me of my Grandma. Maybe the fact that she never threw one away, makes me feel guilty if I give mine to the recycle man. There are so many possibilities for it’s new life.
Regardless of my love for glass jars, they are very useful for storage, decoration, etc. But some times when you want to reuse these, especially for food storage, you don’t want to put something like butter into an old olive jar. Sometimes the original intention (and smell) of the jar is just to stubborn to leave.
If you have a jar that is still stinky after a few washes, just make sure it’s dry and clean, wad up some old news paper and pack it in the jar. The paper absorbs the old odor and you will be left with a 0 odor jar, ready for use!