By now, I’m sure you’ve all realised that I love organising and labeling things. It’s a bit of an obsession. I’ve already sorted all our screws, nails and wall plugs into little containers (you can read more about that here) and have made a start on the mess in the kitchen by sorting our herbs and spices into easy to reach and practical magnetic container (you can read all about it here).
It’s about time that I start trying to organise the remaining mess in the kitchen. I’m not sure if I have previously mentioned how much I hate our current kitchen. It’s badly laid out, the cupboards are falling to pieces and there just isn’t enough storage.
Although we currently can’t do much about the layout and broken cupboards, we can at least try to sort some of our storage problems and organisation problems.
So, as usual, off we went to Ikea to buy a huge amount of storage jars. For a quick and easy labeling solution we decided to just cut out some chalk board style labels.
Instead of using chalkboard vinyl, we used a much cheaper, plain black sticky back vinyl and a chalk pen. After deciding on the shape and size for the label, I made a paper template to trace around on the sticky-back side of the vinyl.
Make sure the glass is clean and grease free before you attach the vinyl.
And here’s the result.
The jars are stackable so you can easily store more jars in the cupboard than before and it’s so much better than having loads of open and leaking packets of flour and sugar.
We keep a few of the jars that we use regularly on the worktop. This also helps free up some additional cupboard space.
We’re always on the look out for practical storage solutions. Let us know if you have any ideas!