Today I’m tickled pink to be hosting Kitchen Tip Tuesday for Tammy’s Recipes. Kitchen Tip Tuesday is a weekly link up where you can share links from you blog with kitchen tips that you’re applying in your own kitchen. At the end of this post you’ll be able to link up posts from you own blog so we can all visit and get some fabulous tips!
So, most of you already know that I save money on food by trying to buy in bulk when I can. Sometimes this means that I visit a local bulk food store and buy food that was purchased in bulk and then repackaged. While that means I’m getting a great deal, it also means I have to bring it home and find a way to store it. I almost always use glass jars for storage, but sometimes I also use large Tupperware canisters.
My problem was, sometimes I was buying things that were unfamiliar (or that were unfamiliar to Barry) and I would forget what exactly was in my jar. Just like you shouldn’t forget to label your freezer containers, the same goes for your glass jars. 🙂 It’s hard to send your husband to the basement for dried split peas if he doesn’t have a clue what those look like.
We were writing on the lids of my jars with dry erase markers…and that worked a little too well. Yes, I could get the labeling off, but it would also come off if I accidentally rubbed my hand against it. Not so great.
Then I had an Einstein moment. I could get those labels to peel easily off the plastic bag. Instead of just throwing them away, I could peel them off and stick them to my jar! Now I have a nicely labeled jar, also giving me the benefit of knowing how much I paid per pound the last time around.
The sticker will come off easily after soaking in water for a few hours. Depending on how long the sticker is on the jar, sometimes it just peels right off anyway. Now my jars are easily identifiable and Barry knows exactly what to grab if I ask him…and I don’t spend hours trying to remember what those weird beans are that I bought last month.
Now it’s YOUR TURN! Use the linky widget below and link to articles on your website letting us know your Kitchen Tips.
-Please do not link to a recipe unless the recipe also contains a kitchen tip.
-Please do not link more than 4 posts
-Please link directly to your tip instead of your main page
-Please make sure to include a link at the bottom of your post, letting people know that you linked up to this blog hop. For example, you might say “Join me at Kitchen Tip Tuesday!” and include the link to this post.
Thanks! Can’t wait to see what you submit. 🙂 And make sure to visit Tammy’s Recipes every Tuesday and submit your Kitchen Tip!