I bought a charming rowhome in the Federal Hill neighborhood in Baltimore City. Which meant that I had a LOT of canned goods to move. I love being a canner. I love the satisfaction of completing a batch, I love having food in my cupboard that has minimal preservatives, and I love sharing the canned goods with friends and neighbors; When it comes to moving, however, being a canner is a big pain in the ass…especially when you have as many goods as I do.
Jars…as far as the eye can see.
When you store canned goods in your cupboard, it’s important to store them without the rings on. However, when you move you must add the rings. The rings help protect the seal of the lids to the jars during jostling and movement. Hence, I spent two evenings twisting rings onto jarred goods.
It turned out that I did not have enough rings to move all my canned goods in one trip. So I had to move 1 set of canned goods, unpack them, unscrew the rings, put them away, and then head back to the old place to then screw them back on the waiting jars.
On top of having numerous canned goods, I also had many empty jars that needed to be packed
So many boxes of canning supplies!
These boxes were not light either. I needed help moving several of the boxes because they were so heavy but once I got them put away and organized, everything fit in perfectly.
Once I had my cabinet in my kitchen full, I started to fill up my shelving unit in the basement.