went in here...
like this. Much better.
But, you don't just have to use canning jars. This is the only case where I actually did. I save many of my empty glass jars that once housed spaghetti sauce, pickles, relish, fruit and the like. They make great containers for the contents of those nuisance plastic bags.
All of this...
now looks like this. I simply cut the labels off of the spice bags and used my glue stick (I keep one in the kitchen drawer.) to attach the labels. Once the contents are empty, a quick soak should peel those labels right off.
Repurposed jars are also good for many other things.
These are holding math manipulatives that we use for homeschool. I hit these lids with a coat of black spray paint.
I think that these jars would be great to hold anything small that seems to get lost (or stepped on) - think little toy characters, marbles, beads, barrettes, homemade bath salts, Q-tips, cotton balls, Nintendo games... And with a shot of spray paint to the lid, they would easily coordinate with any decor. Plus, it's easy to see what's inside.
Flexible, free storage. That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.