Reusing old jars and containers is a great way to help reduce our environmental foot print, especially since a lot of markets have started selling loose basic kitchen cooking items in bulk, various beans, nuts, flour, et cetera. You name it, you can probably find it in a bulk bin at your local market, every Whole Foods in particular tends have an isle dedicated to this. For the most part you scoop out what you want in to a bag and then have it weighed at check out and bring it home, once home, in to a jar of some sort, so having a plethora of jar from which to choose isn’t a terrible idea.
Personally having jars with beat up old labels on them is kind of gross and not particularly elegant, not to mention potentially confusing. If you’ve done like most of us then you’ve probably washed jars in the dishwasher, with one of two results, a slab of paper and runny glue globbed up around the dishwasher drain, but not all of the glue has come off of the jar, or the label simply washed, but then dried back again in an even less appealing manner on the jar.
So, quick trick to getting the label and the glue off, super easy.
In a small bowl, mix together a more or less equal amount of baking soda and olive oil. An even tablespoon or a heaping teaspoon is more than adequate for a regular sized jar. Rub the mix over the label and any area with glue. Leave it for about 30 minutes and then rub with a course sponge.
So there you have it, nice clean jar to store or all of your bulk items in. Makes you feel happy that you are contributing to help the environment. On all of you social media accounts you can regale your followers as to how you are a climate change warrior and your cupboard will look very neat and clean.