We all want to make sure our leftovers get used up, instead of thrown away after being buried in the refrigerator for weeks! Wet erase markers are a great way to keep all the leftovers in your refrigerator labeled and dated.
The difference between wet erase markers and dry erase markers is that wet erase must be wiped off with something wet, like a sponge or wet cloth, while dry erase rubs off if you touch it. Using wet erase markers on food containers will keep the labels in place.
Label Leftovers with Wet Erase Markers
Keep a wet erase marker on the refrigerator door and label each container that goes inside. Name the food and write the date, so you can be assured of a food’s freshness. Your family will be more likely to eat leftovers if they know what they are! When done with your labeled containers, simply run them under the faucet to rinse away the label before putting into the dishwasher.
You have to remember enough already; you shouldn’t be trying to remember what you made for dinner 3 days ago that is now occupying a container in your fridge!
Originally published June 10, 2008.