Today I am sharing a short (but sweet) cut in the kitchen. The baking soda carton and baking powder bag we purchase are a hassle to use on a daily basis (especially if you cook from scratch). The same thing applies with salt. I was always on pins and needles when pouring from the spout and into my teaspoon, hoping it didn't malfunction and dump a heap of sodium into my mixes. We have found that these items are much easier to use when placed inside a wide-mouthed glass container.
Storing the "baking basics" inside jars allows for easy access with your measuring spoons. It also makes for an efficient kitchen because there are less spills, easier handling and a clear view of your inventory. They can be placed inside a cupboard close to your cooking/baking area or just kept out on the sink.
To make, simply gather three wide mouthed jars, insert contents and label accordingly. Ours are just recycled condiment jars, nothing fancy. You can also paint the lids to match your kitchen. The original lids were bright blue so we painted them black and pasted on some pretty labels. Being in the home most of the day, it really brightens a task when you add a touch of decorative detail.
This is a sweet and simple organizational project. Would you like to create your own "baking basics" jar set? Below are a set of free downloadable/printable labels. You may also be interested in our printable pantry labels for another organizational project.
"The best ways are commonly the easiest ways and those that give most comfort to the household. Know how is a great labor-saving invention, on which there is no patent."
Simply download and print. Please let me know if you have any problems printing.
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