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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Labelling System for my Kitchen

Over the last month or so, I've done a complete OVERHAUL of my kitchen.

We cleaned, consolidated, and covered (drawer liners can cover a cabinet too!) all our cupboards and cabinets... but I think I'm most pleased by my new labelling system.

For the last decade or so I've frustrated the shit out of the wife, by not labelling my spices or other dry goods.  I've needed labels, as I know where everything is, and perhaps more importantly what everything is.

Well, the wife grew tired of asking me to find stuff for her when she was in the kitchen, I guess...

And when the kitchen was all up-in-the-air we took the opportunity to neatly organize and label all the spices and dry goods.


All of them!

Here's my spice drawer now:

It's not the prettiest, but for the price, this was a good solution.

But, myself, I really liked the look of my chalkboard labels.  They're cool and retro looking, and although they are arguably less needed than spice labels (I'm pretty sure anyone could tell the contents of these containers) they are considerably more attractive!

The chalk has a tendency to rub off, but I've already gotten accustomed to grabbing these containers more carefully to avoid that.

They look particularly great on my Le Parfait sealed containers, I think.  My sugars:

And even coffee

For my transient, often changing, coffee supply, I find the temporality of the chalk a boon.  It is really convenient (and neat!) to fill up these canisters with a new type of bean and then write it down.

The ONLY thing that I have a problem with in this set up is keeping the chalk sharp!