This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Newell Rubbermaid®. The opinions and texts are all mine.
With so many new things starting in the fall—like new courses I’m taking, increased blogging opportunities, and being home more often than I have been throughout the summer—I’m preparing for fall in my kitchen now. While back-to-school season and getting ready for fall usually means organizing an office area (which I have already done), I want to share what I’ve been doing to get my kitchen prepared for fall. Since it’s been so hot over the summer, I’ve kept cooking and baking to a minimum.
That’s all going to change soon, because I have so many ideas for meals I can prepare for lunches and dinners. Sure, I’ll be spending more time indoors due to cooler weather and needing to get down to work again, but that doesn’t mean I want to spend all my time in my kitchen.
Here are just a few ways that I’ve been preparing my kitchen for the busier season ahead:
- creating recipes and thinking up ways to make meals in bulk to save time cooking for the busy fall season
- buying whole grains, pulses, and flours in bulk
- organizing my dried goods in jars and bottles and using DYMO®
- LabelManager™ 160P label maker to label the contents
With all the extra bulk dried goods I’ve been purchasing lately, I knew I needed to come up with a way to organize everything, so I didn’t end up with tons of bags of opened food lying around. I did a bit of research on the Staples.ca website to find out what I could use to label my jars—so I wouldn’t have to wonder what kind of pulses or flours I had stored. If you’re at your local Staples store purchasing items to organize your home office, it’s a good idea to check out their selection of DYMO® products to help you get organized.
While I decided to purchase the DYMO® LabelManager™ 160P label maker for my needs, I also took a look at the DYMO® LabelWriter™ 450 bundle both online and in-store. You can find both of these products on the Staples website to purchase directly, or find out if your local store has them in stock. I purchased my label maker at my local North Vancouver store so that I could start using it right away.
Here’s how easy it is to create labels to organize your kitchen for fall:
- Order or pick up the DYMO® LabelManager™ 160p label maker.
- Get your label maker ready with the included tape and put in 6 AAA batteries.
- Turn on machine and select the font size, clipart images, and text you’d like for your labels.
- Print labels and use the cutter on the right side of the machine to cut the label tape.
- Remove the backing on the label tape and place labels on your jars.
I’ve been using my DYMO® LabelManager™ 160P label maker to prepare my kitchen for fall. There are many other uses for the DYMO® LabelManager™ 160P label maker. If you’re looking for a heavier duty label writer, try the DYMO® LabelWriter™ 450 bundle. It completes all of your labeling projects and it’s super-fast and easy to use. Not only does it print 71 four-line address labels per minute, it also prints postage too! You can customize and print addresses, shipping, file folder and barcode labels, plus name badges and more straight from your PC or Mac.
Check out the Staples Canada website for more ideas on how to use DYMO® label makers and read all the product specs.