I’m a bit of a repurposing freak when it comes to glass jars. My favorite are canning jars, but I use jars of any size and shape (as long as I can get the smell of the old food out of them). I’m also a fan of bulk food buying, which helps me justify all the jars I save for food storage.
After awhile, though, I have a shelf full of food in various shades of neutral and I sometimes forget what is what.
I’ve thought about investing in one of those nifty labelers. This idea greatly appeals to the obsessive compulsive side of me. I daydream of a house filled with neat, tidy labels on everything. Today the glass jars, tomorrow the rest of my life.
But then I think about how I use jars and bulk bin items. I pick jars that fit the size of the item I’m putting inside. I switch jars around, emptying and refilling, depending on what I have available at what time and what I need right that second.
This means the jar holding vital wheat gluten might get dumped into a smaller, empty jar to make room for the quinoa that won’t fit in the smaller jar I have available. I start having visions of label residue on all my neat and tidy jars because nothing stays the same for very long in my kitchen.
But finally, I’ve stumbled upon a solution! It’s a beautiful solution. It’s inexpensive, super fast, and can easily be switched from jar to jar. Ahhhhh. I’m so happy.
Simply write on the tag, slip the rubber band in through the split ring, and put it around your jars. And if a jar needs changing? The rubber band easily slips off and onto another jar. One size fits all.
A simple, perfect solution to my labeling problems. Now, the only problem I have is remembering what everything is to begin with so that I can attach the right label!