So, as much as I love my label-maker (and I do love it. Love love love it), I hate putting labels on my pantry items. Why? Because it is an absolute pain to peel them off. I like to put the date on things, so for some things that I just always have around, I put a label-maker label on the glass jar, and then I put the date on the bottom, on a piece of painter’s tape. This makes it super easy to remove, when I need to.
When I have something one-off, that I doubt I’ll have as a regular item in my pantry – like the coffee extract I posted about last week, I just put the whole label on as painter’s tape.
I like knowing when I put something in the pantry – and so dating things has just become a habit for me. I wish my pantry were clean enough that I can show you a picture of it – but it is in a constant state of disaster, post-project. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the pantry was definitely a huge selling feature of this house. Just a little cold-storage room in the basement but it makes me so happy.