This past month Martha Stewart launched a new product line with Avery at Staples featuring pretty office and organizing supplies! I get really excited about office supplies don’t get me started on highlighters and post-it notes, so I knew I was in trouble when I saw her new line which feature, brightly coloured binders in shades of poppy red and robin’s egg blue, Kraft paper, dry-eraser and chalk labels in a variety of shapes and sizes and so much more, which you have a peek at yourself here.
The first project that came to mind was my pantry has been in serious need of a make over, because I had lost track of what I was storing in there, it was a mess and don’t tell Jeff but I found about 7 cans of chickpeas – STOP buying chickpeas Brandy I think you’re good for awhile. I have been collecting salsa jars to use as a cheap and recyclable storage solution, so my first mission was to make those over with a cleaning with goo-gone to get rid of any sticky residue (hint let your jars sit in hot water before attempting to remove the glue, it helps loosen it up) and then I spray painted the lids a matte white (make sure you do this in a well ventilated area). Lastly I put on my lovely new chalkboard labels and wrote the contents on them – yay don’t they look good! I had a few other storage containers so all they needed were the labels, which are easy to put on because they aren’t too sticky so if you make a mistake they come off with a gentle pull I just wouldn’t try it too many times.
Now my pantry is in order and looks so much better and I can change out the ingredients in the jars with a simple wipe off of the chalk and I’m done.