In my attempt to use less plastic to store food, I have taken to using more glass jars. One problem we seem to be having is identifying what exactly is in that jar, especially when one jar has milk, another kefir and still another yogurt. Yes, very problematic. They all look the same from the outside. It’s been too many times that one has poured kefir over their bowl of cereal and been VERY surprised at the first spoonful. Yikes. It was time to seek a solution.
First I tried to use a label maker. This worked great at first, especially for my pantry items, like Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, Brown Rice and Navy Beans. But for other items that we tend to use up quickly, like Crispy Almonds, I found I had issues. For one, after I washed this jars, the label began to show signs of wear. It began to bubble up a bit from the side. I didn’t like the way this looked. Then, when I needed a jar for kefir and all I had clean was a Crispy Walnuts jar, it became frustrating. Kefir in a walnut jar?
So, my search began. I needed a way to label my jars that looked cute, neat, and wouldn’t be obliterated in the dishwasher.
My solution? Key tags.
I think so.
And when I need to wash the jar, I simply slip off the label and tuck it into a drawer for the next time I need it. The problem I see is if the string gets mucky. You know, if some kefir or smoothie gets on the string, I don’t want mold growing on it. For this problem I decided the solution was easy. Either rinse the string with water or cut it off and make a new one. I can keep the tag (the most expensive part of this system) and cut myself a new section of string.
Wanna make some cute labels yourself? It’s easy. And will cost you about $10 for 50 labels.
To start, place a key tag on a your sting.
To find the exact length of string needed for your jar, find the little indent that goes around your lid…
then wrap around your string and tie a knot.
Now, slip your cute key tag over the jar you want labelled.
Then, go crazy and label every jar you can find.
Have fun and let me know if you make your own labels.