Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Earthquake help for your canning jars
Put them on the bottom shelf.
Have the shelves secured to the wall.
Put cardboard in between all the jars. The canning jars I used to get already that that, but I often threw those away. My recent purchases don't have that anymore. She said that having cardboard between will really help reduce jar breakage when they are shaking. So I've started saving empty cereal boxes & cutting them up. 1 cereal box does 1 box of jars. It's quite easy to put these in after the jars are cool. But it's going to take me a while to get enough empty boxes to do all the jars I already have canned! I'm going to work on this though. Besides loosing the food, the clean up would be terrible! Obviously, if this is a big enough quake to destroy your home, this won't help. But smaller earthquakes, this can be a big help!