Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cupboard Organization

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I’m always trying to find ways to be better organized, because if I’m honest, I’m not an organized person at all. But my baking cupboard is becoming a jumbled mess of chocolate chips bags, brown sugar packages, powder boxes and the like. The BFF is a big fan of saving glass spaghetti mason jars and they have been piling up under our sink! *Lightbulb*

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Organize my baking supplies in the glass jars!

Step 1: De-stink-a-fy the jars of their garlic/tomato/herb smell

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The BFF knew that stuffing newspaper inside for a few days would
eliminate most of the smell. Me, I was sceptical, but for the most part, it worked.

Step 2: Unstick labels
But I wanted to totally be sure that the odour was gone. So I also
soaked them in a sink full of baking soda afterward. This was dual
purpose as I needed to get their sticky labels off anyway.

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Step 3: Scrap and Peel
Enter this funky little tool. It’s about the size of a crayon. It’s plastic and has a scrapy edge that can easily remove a lot of stuff. Like badly burnt rice on the bottom of your pot. I received it free at the Home Show I went to.

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Step 4: Cut labels

A while back I purchased this chalkboard adhesive paper from Dollarama. Perfect for labeling my new baking supply jars. I simply found a round lid from a container to trace.

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Step 5: Peel, Stick and Label.
Total cost was $1.00 for the chalkboard paper!

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5 comments:

Amanda @ Tall Glass of Water said...

Skor bits?? YUM!

Alyssa said...

Love the little scrapey tool! I know what you mean about de-stinkifying jars. Most of the issue, of course, is the lid. If you find that some aren't as stin-free as you'd like, sitting the lids in a sunny spot outdoors for a few hours usually works.

Leah said...

So proud of your organizational skills! It looks cool and keeps everything fresh!

Graceful Oven said...

So cute! Love it.

grace said...

Those are adorable! I've never seen that kind of paper before--I'll have to keep an eye out, as I collect jars for no reason, too, and have a baking cupboard that could use some corralling.