A while back I asked my Facebook friends for storage container recommendations because my baking cupboard was a great big mess. Here’s what it looked like:
Pretty tragic, huh?
I got a lot of good suggestions:
I looked at all of those types of containers and more (Thank you so much for your ideas!) and finally decided to go with SLOM jars I bought at Ikea. They are a pretty good size, they have a tight seal, and they are glass. I can fit a lot of them (10 to be exact) on one shelf in my baking cupboard. I decided to go with glass to prevent chemical leaching (even though my bigger containers are food grade plastic).
I wanted them to be glass so I could easily see inside them. Cost was a factor. Since I needed so many, I wanted them to be relatively inexpensive. So, I bought 12 of the SLOM jars and then used 10 quart Ball (well, actually they are a mix. Some are Kerr) canning jars I already had, and 3 pint canning jars as well. I still need to add a few more jars to the mix. I need them to be wide-mouth so I can get a measuring cup inside them.
And here’s how my cupboard looks now:
So I still need to do a little more work. Labels would probably be handy (thought I don’t have a label maker)! 😉 And, I need a few more jars. Ideally, all shelves would have jars. A door on my cupboard would also be nice!! 🙂 And that’s in the works thanks to my handy hubby!
Curious about what’s in THAT many jars? Here’s my list:
Whole flax seed, Dry milk, Whole oats, Popcorn,
Great Northern beans, Pinto beans, Jasmine rice, Turtle beans,
Unbleached flour, Maseca (corn meal), Powdered sugar, Brown sugar,
Dark chocolate chips, Semi-sweet chocolate chips, Peanut butter chips, Whole Almonds,
Chopped pecans, Raw sugar, Refined sugar, Raw sunflower seeds, Cous cous, Barley
Pumpkin seeds, Golden raisins, Raw sesame seeds
I think it will work quite nicely for me! Have you recently completed a perplexing home improvement make-over? I would LOVE to hear about it!!