Thursday, May 27, 2010

Organizing with Glass Jars


I mentioned earlier that I prefer glass for storing my bulk items - so once I transfer them from their plastic bag or bottle - how do I know what I've got - soy protein looks a lot like besan/soy flour/wheat gluten - well, of course I need a label of some sort...

...so I just cut or peel the original label off the original package - and using clear packing tape - just tape that to the outside of the jar...

...this is what's working best for me right now - I find that it makes things easier to find in the pantry if the label looks like the one on the original package - instead of uniform all white labels - on some of my larger bulk items the beans and rice - I just write that out on paper in a pretty script and tape it to the jar - these labels are easily changed - and keep everything nice and organized...

8 comments:

  1. Such a great idea. I bet storing these dry goods in jars helps them last longer. Bob's Red Mill products are great but it is hard to reseal their plastic/cellophane bags. Thanks for such a great idea.

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  2. The original labels are so much easier to recognise, a good idea.

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  3. I could swear there is some kind of psychic glass jar link going on here. I am in the middle of organzing too, and in the middle of using glass to store food. I love that you used the original labels.
    ~Angela from Peachcoglo

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  4. That is a good idea. I sometimes cut the directions or recipes for a product and put that paper in with cereal or mixes that I store in Tupperware. Not exactly like relabeling but it is the original package. MOM

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  5. that is a great idea!! I prefer glass also!!

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  6. Neat idea!

    What do you use the soy protein powder for? Do you make smoothies with it. I have been buying a protein smoothie mix at the health food store, but it is so expensive. I have been thinking about trying to make my own.

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  7. I love the idea. I have done this with tin jars, but I never thought to use glass. We buy a lot in bulk and the plastic bags get annoying in our pantry. A lot of what we buy does not come with labels (and yes, I have gotten confused b/c some look a like). Great idea!

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  8. yay for glass jars! i'm overloaded with new blue ones I found around the house. now to find something to put in it. ;)

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