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So I purchased some 4 level wire racks to have more storage in the old farmhouse we are currently living in.

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I am going to buy some of these cardboard commercial can holders
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But I am at a loss on how to organize canning mason jars, if I single stack the Jars on the shelf, I feel i am missing an opportunity for storage above the jars. I like to can in the pint jars for sizing purposes. I was thinking of milk crates so I could stack them. Anyone else have a better solution? :grin:

I appreciate any help or ideas.
 

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I think you could just lay a piece of luan over the bottom jars and add another layer. Depending on how you use the product and how you want to stack it. Why not store in the boxes the jars come in. They could stack nicely. Easily moved to rotate stock etc.
 

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But I am at a loss on how to organize canning mason jars, if I single stack the Jars on the shelf, I feel i am missing an opportunity for storage above the jars. I like to can in the pint jars for sizing purposes. I was thinking of milk crates so I could stack them. Anyone else have a better solution? :grin:.
Milk crates work but not the best choice for mason jars.

If you bought the mason jars new in the box place them back in the box they came in. You can stack these as high as you want.

If you don't have the boxes use luan as mentioned, large pieces of cardboard or plywood between layers.
 

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I agree with everyone else, use the boxes the jars come in or start collecting boxes that work. Your wire racks have about 22" of space so it is not very efficient for storing quart jars, consider making your own which is not only cheaper but more space effective
 

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I agree with Montana Rancher, build your own shelves to size. Probably cheaper in the long run, too. My mother used something like bungee cords across the front so jaws couldn't get knocked out very easily.
 
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