One of the most annoying things when getting dressed in the morning or for an evening out is to discover you’re missing a button.
Most of the time, you only need one button to replace the broken or missing one, and you can’t buy a single button from the store.
You end up buying a “pack” of two-to-four buttons, buying more than you actually need. That’s not very cost-efficient and let’s face it, the buttons themselves can be expensive. Plus, who has time to run to the store or wait for a sale when you need that extra button right away?
One tip I learned long ago, was to remove all buttons from your worn-out, stained, ill-fitting clothes before you throw them away and place the buttons in a glass jar like this one. Don’t forget to add those extra buttons that come attached to your clothing (skirts, shorts, slacks, shirts) too.
Keep the jar with your sewing items or in a special drawer. It’ll save you a lot of stress when you or someone in your family is running around yelling, “Button, button, who’s got the button?”
Bonus tip: If you really want to be efficient, put a small spool of thread (black, white, and/or color of most of your clothes) with a needle in the jar as well.
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