First, I can say from my recent posts that this cold has really dragged my mood down. Like a 2 year old, I get all whiny and weepy just before I get sick. OK, our cardboard boxes are wearing out before our jars. Plus sourcing jars from thrift shops, where about half the time the boxes are so ratty and mousy they go straight from the truck to the burn barrel. So you rural and nearly rural folks - do you find anything in the bin section at WalMart that works well for jar storage? We have quarts, pints, half-pints of various sizes. I know that Lehman's sells special plastic storage bins for canning jars. But... we'd be spending about 5 times what we spend on the jars, and they're too specialized. Form-fit and all. Definitely for the Yuppie Wannabee Rural spendy crowd, last I looked they were $20 or $25 to store a dozen jars.