07 May 2012

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

Your comments

Feed Follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

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.

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

I can't wait to try this. I always guessed that Scotch tape would be incredibly hard to remove, but this makes sense.

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.

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.

We close comments after a month to guard against spam. Want to talk about this hack? Join us on Twitter and Facebook!


Free updates

  • Subscribers are my VIPs. My weekly newsletter includes a personal update, the latest from Parent Hacks, interesting links and news.

    Subscribers also get priority event invitations and occasional surprises via snail mail.

Asha's Book

  • At Amazon: Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

    Find out why doing less is the key to resourceful, thriving kids, and a calmer, happier YOU.

    Minimalist Parenting is an encouraging roadmap for decluttering your schedule, your home, and your vision for family life. Reviewers call it "a much welcome alternative to the usual parenting advice."

    Learn More at Amazon

    Also available at Barnes & Noble or your favorite local bookstore.

New Book Coming Soon!

  • Coming soon: Parent Hacks Book

Start Amazon shopping here