Fold tape into a tab for easy-removal fridge and freezer labels

Amazon: Scotch Magic Tape, 3/4 x 300 Inches, 3-Pack

I've always assumed Scotch tape doesn't work well for fridge and freezer labels, but I've never actually tried it. Sarah's tape trick has me rethinking: 

Turn over the end of a piece of tape before sticking on the label. It's super-easy to pull off when you are ready.

I find Scotch Magic Tape is especially good because it doesn't leave behind any glue and stays on even in the freezer. I started this system for labeling breastmilk bottles, but now I use it on everything that goes in our freezer. No more 'freezer surprise' dinners.

DUH. *forehead smack*

Related: Easy freezer organization with plastic bins + painter's tape


  1. says

    I use painters tape when I do a freeze ahead batch. It will not stick once the meal is frozen so apply as you are covering in foil. It also does not leave a sticky residue on plastic containers.

  2. Bev says

    I use decorators tape for absolutely everything. It sticks really well but when you want to remove it, it peels right off.

  3. says

    I’ve been doing this for ages with ordinary sticky-tape.

    It is especially helpful with leftovers that are a bit too old to eat, but not too old to give to the dog, I just put her name on the lid.

  4. says

    When I searched online, most suggestions involved removing the milk from its sterilized carton. The transfer into an unsterilized container would make the milk or cream spoil faster.

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