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New Kitchen Storage Solution

See how our new kitchen storage system with translucent containers and washable labels is saving us time and money!

Since mid-January, I’ve been going through closets, cabinets, drawers, and our pantry to weed out anything we don’t use. Then, I cleaned everything thoroughly and re-organized as necessary. It’s always a big job, but I love how fresh and airy everything feels when it’s done.

Although our pantry was fairly well organized, I was tired of food in bags and boxes falling over and going stale when they weren’t properly closed (not pointing any fingers!). The same thing was happening in the fridge, and I needed to come up with a better food storage solution.

Kitchen Storage Containers with Labels

Food Storage Ideas - Labels by Mabel's Labels

I received products from Mabel’s Labels to facilitate this post. As always, opinions are my own.

Coincidence or not, around the same time I was reorganizing our pantry, Mabel’s Labels contacted me and asked if I’d like to try their new household labels. Being the organizing enthusiast I am, I immediately jumped at the chance since I love to label everything!

These labels are not only stylish, but they’re also dishwasher, microwave, and UV safe. I’m on board with anything that’s low maintenance and makes life a little easier.

Organizing the Kitchen - Household Labels by Mabel's Labels

The canister labels I selected are also available in other styles and colours, and you’re able to customize some of them for specific food items. Chia is a staple in our house so added it to the list.

Tips for Organizing the Kitchen - Household Labels by Mabel's Labels

I found the handy food storage containers with pop-up pourable lids at IKEA. They were very inexpensive, and I like how I’m able to see how much product is remaining since they’re translucent. (No more knocking on my neighbour’s door to see if they have a little cocoa because the tin was pretty much empty and my cookie dough is half made… well, it will probably still happen!)

I plan on picking up a few more of these containers to transfer items into. They make great use of space in the fridge and pantry, and I don’t have to stress about getting them dirty since the whole thing (label and all) can be washed.

Organizing the Refrigerator - Household Labels by Mabel's Labels

Have any tips for organizing the kitchen? Have you tried Mabel’s Labels too?

Happy organizing!

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. Oh my goodness Shauna, those are awesome! How fun that we both posted on cleaning out the fridge today!! That cracks me up!!! Looks like your vacation was AWESOME!!! :) XO, Aimee

  2. You had me at dishwasher safe! I’m just running out the door, but will be back to visit Mabels site and enter the giveaway – I’m in the middle of swapping my pantry containers over, and picking a labelling strategy was next! The timing of this is perfect!

  3. Hey, I need to clean my fridge!  Love your blog!!!  Thanks for stopping by P3 and leaving a comment.  I’m so happy to be following along.  Had to look around for a bit ~ there was so much good stuff to see here!

  4. Oh dear, I should have read through all the instructions first.  I’m now commenting for the third time!:)  i need to organize my lower kitchen cupboards the most.

  5. This came at the perfect time! I am currently organizing my home getting it ready to list and could use all the help I can get. My pantry and office are in need of the most help. 

  6. Just popped over to Mabel’s Labels, and for me, the canister labels are exactly what I’m looking for. Love that you can customize a few labels to suit your own needs!

  7. This is inspiring organization! It is such a good time during these yucky months to organize indoors, like Im doing with my laundry room makeover. I need labels! I bought some for my bins in my closet, and they didn’t stick to the cloth and all fell off…onto plan B.
    xo Nancy

  8. The bin labels would be great, I am a rubbermaid fanatic and having matching labels on everything would be just perfect.

  9. The sticky labels are kind of tempting, they would be good for lunch boxes and lunch containers, but I JUST finished organizing our pantry and all our toys and I’m in need of household labels. What timing! I think I’m entered, hope I’m doing this right.

    Thanks Shauna!

  10. I’ve had the Mabel’s Label kid labels going strong for 7 years now, but that crafter label pack it could easily inspire me to finally get all the craft supplies in order!   

  11. I could use some household labels – just being able to label sugar and salt would help ease the insanity in my house.

  12. I love labels, and my newest obsession is clothing labels! They are a must for anyone with small children.

  13. How can I order the canister label set? I went to the website and could not find the link to do so. Thanks.

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