In this instructable I will show you our kitchen life hack for labeling: painters tape! Easy to remove without leaving remnants.
We use this tape for labeling everything we want, examples are:
-Dried herbs in glass jars
-Containers we put in the freezer
-Opening/due dates for fresh products like sandwich meet, cheese, etc.
The only supplies really required are:
And to make your labels more neat scissors can come in handy.
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Step 1: Nice Labels - Step 1: Tape the Tape
To make writing easy, tape the beginning of the painters tape on your kitchen counter.
Step 2: Nice Labels - Step 2: Write Your Label
1. Make a nice outline around your label. Start with the top part.
2. Write your label, in my case Garlic (sorry for my handwriting ;))
3. Make the rest of the outline.
By first doing the top part of the outline and the rest at the end you can make the bottom part fit nicely to the size of your text.
Experiment with your own outline and make is as fancy and nice as you want, here some ideas. We went for an easy dotted line.
Step 3: Nice Labels - Step 3: Cut Your Label
The second advantage of taping the painters tape to the kitchen counter is when you start cutting the label. Cut while pulling the tape, this makes it easy to get a nice straight cut.
Step 4: Nice Labels - Step 4: Apply Your Label
Apply your label to whatever you need it for. We use the 'fancy' labels for our herbs in glass jars we re-use when the are empty.
Step 5: Quick, Short Use Labels
For labels we use shortly, we just write on the painters tape while it is still on the roll and just tear it off. As you see, tearing straight is a challenge ;).
You can use these labels for containers you put in the freezer, due/opening dates of fresh products, etc. Here the biggest advantage of the painters tape comes in, it is easy to remove and does not leave remnants.
This is an entry in the
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