Firstly I went through all the tins and packets and worked out what was actually still in date. I must confess I did find a some of tins lurking at the back which were a 'couple' *ahem* of years out of date... Now having an empty cupboard, I thought the plain white shelves looked a bit boring - so painted them green with leftover paint from our dining room. This then reminded me of something I'd seen on Pinterest... chalkboard paint!!
To create the label for each jar, I marked it out with masking tape, painted on the chalkboard paint (about 4 coats) and left to dry. Once I'd decided what was going in each jar, I used a chalk pen to write on each label. The beauty being that if you change your mind it's easy to wipe off the chalk and start again!
Plastic drawer separators (the ones you use to organise socks!).
18th April 2013: Update - this post was featured here at Living well Spending Less
26th April 2013: Update - this post was featured here at Family Home & Life