Why Labelling Jars Is Essential To Effectively Organising Your Kitchen

There are many ways and methods that you can use to organise your kitchen, but in almost every circumstance that is going to involve using jars and pantry labels. You may have a pantry, shelves, drawers, cupboards, and all manner of storage containers, but in most kitchens, it is the jars and the kitchen labels which are going to be used more than most to help store and organise everything.

You might be asking why that would be the case, and there are a few reasons. The first is that jars have always been the sort of containers that are ideal for storing food items and ingredients in a kitchen. These include:

  • Cereals
  • Pastas
  • Rices
  • Vegetables
  • Jams
  • Preserves
  • Biscuits
  • Cakes
  • Spices
  • Herbs
  • Pickles

You will probably know of some more, but even with that list, you must agree that jars are perfect for storing all kinds of foods and ingredients. The reason that is the case is first that most jars are made from glass. As such, there is no danger of anything seeping out of them, and conversely, no risk of anything external reaching what is in the jar and contaminating it in any way.

Next, is one of the most obvious benefits of using jars and that is, as they are made of glass, you can see inside them. This makes it easier to both identify what is in the jar and to also see how much is in there so that if the amount in a jar is low, you can order more to avoid running out of something.

Glass is also easy to clean so if you wish to reuse a jar for something else you can do so without any issues such as flavours or odours being retained inside. Finally, you can purchase jars of several sizes, so this means whether you need small jars to store some spices and herbs, tall jars to store pasta, or a large jar to become the ‘Cookie’ jar, all of them are readily available.

As for how the combination of jars and kitchen labels can help you to make your pantry and/or your kitchen better organised, we say, not only is it recommended, but essential. For example, whilst you might find it easier to use just jars, we guarantee there will be times when you look at a jar and wonder what is in it. This will be especially so if you have jars of herbs, spices, seeds, pulses, and other ingredients, many of which look very similar.

In addition, there will be many reading this who are not the only person in their home who cooks meals in the kitchen. It might be that you know what is in each jar, but what about everyone else in your family? The solution is, therefore, to use kitchen labels to identify each jar and what is in it.

Another way kitchen labels can be useful on jars is that you can add a ‘Best Before or ‘Use By’ date to them. When you buy food, the packaging will have these, but when you store the foods loosely in jars you will have no way of knowing when you should use each of them by. Once again, your kitchen labels prove the ideal solution as you can apply these to the outside of each jar with the relative dates which apply to each respective food item.

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