Bringing me joy at the moment are my glass food storage containers. I've completely converted :: no plastic containers taking up space in my cabinet.
In addition to being better for our health, glass containers are so much prettier. See the two with decorative lids? My mom gave them to me and I just love them. My collection also contains mason jars in all shapes and sizes, and a variety of covered Pyrex pieces.
The uses are many :: storing leftovers, packing lunches, holding my morning smoothie, and storing dry goods. They're also great for packing up food to send to others. I'm quite possessive over my glass storage containers and have educated our son about the importance of returning them promptly.
I no longer have a problem with missing lids or piles of plastic tumbling out of the cabinet when I open the door. Everything stacks nicely and I can match the lid to the container in the wink of an eye.
My mason jars are stored in the mudroom closet. I prefer wide-mouth jars (they're easier to spoon in and out of) and the best part is that one-size lid fits all. This short and stout one is my favorite:
It's these simple things that make everyday life a little more special. Oh, and cupcakes too.