We are SO EXCITED to announce THE pantry labels! They will be part of THE pantry kit (coming very soon!), but also sold separately as a pack of 18 labels ($22 plus tax and shipping) which are available on our shop page. The labels include: Dinner, Breakfast, Cooking, Pasta, Rice, Baking, Flour, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Sweets, Nuts (2), Cereal (3), Snacks (3).
We've already had suggestions for additional labels (and feel free to keep them coming!), but we wanted to walk through why we chose these ones specifically. First of all, we have done A LOT of pantries.. which means we've also written a LOT of labels! We thought it was important to have a mix of really specific labels, and really broad labels to allow people some choice in how they use them.
For instance, if you have jars of nuts, you can always use the labels on the jar. If you have a bin of nuts and seeds, you can simply label the bin and keep the grouping broad.
We included 3 cereal labels. So you could label each cereal container individually, or you could label a bin of cereal boxes.
Our favorite labels are actually Dinner and Breakfast because it allows for so much flexibility. Same goes for Cooking and Baking ingredients. The breakfast bin can contain everything from pancake mix to an oatmeal canister, and the dinner bin can contain everything from spaghetti to boxes of mac and cheese.
Should you want to go the jar route however, you can use more specific labels such as pasta (pictured below) or rice, flour, and sugar.
Our point was to give everyone options that wouldn't be limiting or too particular. Sometimes a pantry works best when you loosen the reins and allow categories to be large in scope. Not everything needs a jar or canister, and sometimes a bin works just as well. We encourage you to construct whatever you think you can maintain, since at the end of the day, remaining organized is the most important result of all!
ALSO: We added a special addition to the shop page that allows you to create a custom order. If you don't think THE pantry labels properly encompass your needs, we will create custom (hand-drawn) labels for you. Just keep in mind that anything hand-drawn will vary slightly from pre-printed labels.
We can't wait to see how you use them! Hashtag #THEpantrylabels to be featured on our page!