Our recent blog post 5 Tips on How To Prepare for Canning Season inspired some great ideas on how to organize canning supplies and equipment.
June G. one of our fans on Facebook shared an outstanding idea! She repurposed a used entertainment center to build a preservation center.
“Since I can year round I opted to re-purpose an entertainment center for my canning supplies. Used entertainment centers are easy to find these days (and affordable), because many families are opting out of big entertainment centers and instead are hanging their televisions on the wall. I have thoroughly enjoyed having this unit for the convenience of being organized.”
Formica was added to the shelves to for additional support and easy clean up. June also added pegboard and hooks inside the center to hang and store equipment and supplies. She uses the top of the preservation center to store empty jars. Sarah from How I Pinch a Penny, converted one of her closets to store all her jars, lids and other necessary equipment. Here’s a peek inside her canning closet.
If you are still wondering which lids are new, and which are used – here’s one easy way to sort and store your lids.
Instead of stuffing your canning rings in a box, display them with ribbon and a basket. Tie the first one on for the others to rest on, then when you’re not using them tie the other end to the handle.
If you are in need of a safe method of storage for your canning jars. The JarBOX is a very clever plastic container that helps you preserve your canning jars, whether they are filled with goods or awaiting the next batch of jam. A JarBOX set consists of two trays. It can be used as two one-piece trays, or snap the two trays together to make a JarBOX. The JarBOX comes in two sizes, pint & quart. There’s a video about this cool invention here.
How do you keep your canning supplies organized?