As I’ve gotten older, 😛 it’s harder for me to open jars when I’m preparing food in the kitchen, and so I thought I would share this tip for others having the same issue.  My mom used to have some of these little squares in her kitchen utensil drawer, made out of non slip shelf and drawer liner, that we would pull out and use on a tight jar lid, and they helped so much to get a nice grip, to make opening a jar easier.

, An Easier Way to Open Jars, Joyful HomemakingThese are as easy to make as cutting out a square or circle, and could be a useful stocking stuffer for all the adults in your life, or as a bridal shower party favor!

, An Easier Way to Open Jars, Joyful Homemaking

To “make” these, I unrolled the matting, which I purchased for just a few dollars, although if you have any left over shelf liner on hand, that would work great, and measured and cut my squares 6″ x 6″  (or you could also cut circles).

, An Easier Way to Open Jars, Joyful Homemaking

My daughter is demonstrating how this little “grippy” helps you to get a good grip on a jar lid, and gives you the needed traction to turn the lid easier!

, An Easier Way to Open Jars, Joyful Homemaking

These are such a simple thing, but I can’t tell you how many times they come in handy in a kitchen.

, An Easier Way to Open Jars, Joyful Homemaking

I’ve also used them in trying to unscrew hand tightened bolts, or to get a good grip on an L-wrench.

, An Easier Way to Open Jars, Joyful Homemaking

Hope this little tip makes your life a bit easier!  🙂

One Comment

  1. I’ve tried this and it works great! Pinned it to my “Tips” board.
    Would love it if you’d stop by my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks ‘n a Row this week to share it. 🙂

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