DIY Kitchen Labels for Better Organization

diy organizational kitchen labels

I’m on a mission to remove as many single-use plastics from my house as possible.

I save most of my jars and use them for storage, but the problem is that I’m not always sure what’s in them. This is especially true when it comes to baking products. At first glance, sugar and flower look pretty similar. Then there’s powdered sugar and flour. Ugh. No thanks.

I needed a better organizational system because I wasn’t a fan of opening and smelling jars every time I needed to bake something.

Enter kitchen labels. This is the obvious solution right? I didn’t want to buy a label maker though. Or a Cricut. Those things are expensive! All I needed was some organizational assistance. I found some clear sticker paper that can be printed on with a regular inkjet printer and off to the kitchen I went!

Goal 2019: finish organizing my entire kitchen. We’ll see how that goes…

In the meantime, you can make your own labels by following the steps below.

printable sticker labels for kitchen organization

Organizational label supplies

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supplies to print your own kitchen labels

Step 1: choose your font

You can save my file above and use it, or you can make your own. To save, right click and choose Save Image As. Then you can rename the file if you want a print it.

You can use a font on your computer or download a custom font from sites like dafont.com or fontspace.com and install it.

I used Lobster for my labels. It’s the perfect font because the letters are thick enough that you can easily read them on a jar and it’s pretty, of course.

printable sticker paper

Step 2: print your labels

When adding your sticker paper to the printer, make sure you set it up so the glossy side will get printed on. For example, in my printer, I have to load the paper glossy side down for it to print properly.

IMPORTANT: let the ink dry before doing anything with the sticker paper.

sugar label pantry organization

Step 3: apply the kitchen labels

Cut out the labels and stick them on your storage container.

Don’t worry about cutting them perfectly. Remember, these are clear so no one will notice your mistakes. 😉

kitchen pantry organization with diy labels

Go wild! Label your baking cabinet, pantry, under your sink, whatever else you can get your hands on.

As I said, my goal is to remove all plastic and organize in jars or other storage containers by the end of the year!

I’d love to get your feedback. Leave it in the comments!

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