It was a DISASTER!
A mish mash of chaotic bags with clips, rubber bands, plastic take away containers with random things like 2tsps of coffee grounds and a few jars here and there.
I had scoured Salvos, Vinnies and AngliCare for large jars to use but they were thin on the ground. I had to pilfer a dozen of them from the local $2 shop.
They all have rubber seals (natural rubber - YAY!) and wire clasps so they are nice and air tight.
I pulled EVERYTHING out - chaos on the benches - and emptied every single plastic PACKET of whatever into a glass jar.
I decided to label them with a whiteboard marker. It rubs off easily, is clearly seen and very quick and simple. I have it hanging on a string next to my apron inside the pantry now. Yes, I have an apron... my Mum gave it to me. It has lavender blossoms on it. Its very cute... if not a little old fashioned.
All the plastic take away containers were emptied into glass jars too so that there is no leaching happening anywhere.
It was surprisingly satisfying, especially when I finished and stood back to admire my eco-organising skills.
What do you think? Job well done?
Love and super-duper eco organised pantries,
The Eco Mum xo