When it comes to organizing the kitchen with labels, most people think about their spice jars. Labels, however, can have a much more profound impact on kitchen order. It’s easy to get creative with them and accomplish a lot.
Designing and Printing Your Own Labels
The first and probably the most exciting aspect of using labels in the kitchen is designing and printing your own.
You have freedom in terms of color and font selection. Designing your own labels will make those fit in the kitchen interior much better than the ready-to-use labels. Print on full sheets and cut the labels in creative shapes. Small circles will be great for tiny jars, cloud-like shapes will look perfect on big boxes.
Ditch the traditional rectangle and you will make your kitchen organization efforts much more visually-pleasing.
If you don’t have the time to design labels, you can download online templates and customize those. You’ll find many possibilities available for free download.
Label More than Just Jars
Labels can be used to organize your kitchen pantry and much more.
Freezer storage labels are vitally important. Use those to give yourself information about the type of product, its weight and when it was initially frozen. Frozen foods shouldn’t be used past a certain date, thus the label will give essential information about expiration.
Use labels on the boxes of kitchen supplies that you don’t need very often. Cookie making accessories, skewers and picks, kitchen scissors and other supplies needed less frequently can be stored away and labeled conveniently. This way, you’ll know what’s placed in each box and you’ll get to take the right items out when making a cake or refreshing cocktails, for example.
Finally, you can assign a shelf in your pantry to each food group and use labels to boost the order even further. You can also use labels to do a weekly family menu. Everyone will know what treats to expect and you’ll make the task of cooking meals a whole lot easier.