Kitchen organization: the power of simple jars & labels
The last time I made chocolate chip cookies, I almost got a concussion.
You see, half of my “pantry” is located in a cabinet high above the microwave that should probably be housing vases or somesuch.
When I reached up and opened the door on Saturday afternoon to get some flour, an avalanche of items – sugar, baking powder, black beans, lentils and a big, Costco-sized bottle of vanilla extract – came crashing down on my head.
That was the final straw. For months I had been eyeing a few glass jars online, dreaming of storing the items I used most frequently right on my kitchen counter, nicely labeled & easily accessible. Just like those beautiful jars in Honey & Fritz’s very organized pantry.
So I asked Hollie, our Resident Picasso, to help me whip up a free printable that I could use as a “blank” for the chalkboard labels.
She did, and the rest is history!
First, I ordered the basics.
Then I put it all together
This simple step has saved me literally dozens of headaches and precious minutes over the past few months. I absolutely love having the ingredients out on the counter where I can see them. Not only do I love the look – but I always know when I need to reorder and even better, I am more inclined to base meals on the healthy basics I already have on hand. It also makes buying in bulk more sensible, as I have a place to keep them.
It never ceases to amaze me how some simple labels always seem to make life better.