Using Masking Tape in the Kitchen

I keep a roll of inexpensive masking tape in my kitchen. I tear off pieces to put on the tops of my spice bottles, so I am able to write the name of spice on top. I wrap a piece around the bottle with the name also. This enables me to see what spices I have as I turn the round table around without having to pick up each bottle to find the one I want. Also, on the inside of my cabinet with the spices I have a list of spices. I have check marked and highlighted the spices I have on hand.

Another idea for mask tape, when using the plastic cereal holders I cut out the name from box and tape it on the outside so all my household knows what cereal it is.

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By Miniduck from IN

November 20, 20070 found this helpful

About 25 years ago when we first moved to Houston the humidity completely caught me off guard. Many things which i stuck on the shelf in the original containers had to be sealed up. I took a Smuckers jelly jar with the purple and white gingham checks on the lid and put a box of salt in it. I cut off the label reading Iodized Salt and taped it with clear tape to the side of the jar. I still have it. I now use masking tape on my Folger's coffee containers to indicate what is inside. We buy a lot of things in bulk and canisters for all that stuff would be a formidable expense.

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November 20, 20070 found this helpful

Works great to label containers with leftovers with the date.

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November 22, 20070 found this helpful

I also use masking tape to label food containers with contents and dates when I do bulk cooking. I put the extra batches into the freezer when they've cooled.

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December 12, 20070 found this helpful

We use Masking tape to initial things in the refrigerator that we want to save,i.e. the last piece of pie or take-out food we want for lunch tomorrow, etc. Anything without someone's mark is fair game for any of the frige raiders in the house!

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April 3, 20160 found this helpful

In addition to writing the name of the spice or product, I write the date I opened it. Especially with spices I try to check around the beginning of the holiday season to be sure my spices are good for the upcoming baking. We buy our spices from a market selling them in bulk and have found they are so much cheaper than a brand name at the grocery store. I like that with bulk, I can get a tablespoon of something where I may use only a teaspoonful in a recipe possibly once or twice a year. It works great for us.

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