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Simple Tip: When Potlucking, Label Your Kitchen Tools

Last weekend I attended a potluck-style picnic on the coast. I brought three dishes; two required a sharp knife and the third needed a bowl for serving. Instead of purchasing a disposable knife and bowl, I decided to simply bring my everyday kitchenware. To ensure they weren't lost, I labeled both items.

I placed a piece of a clear scotch tape on the side of the knife and the bottom of the bowl. With a sharpie, I wrote my name. After the party, if one of my friends ended up with the tools, she would know it belonged to me.

Got a tip for not losing your kitchen tools when potlucking? Please share with us below!

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marie-lee marie-lee 6 years
I go with disposable too. I've had so many nice dishes that people have said they'll wash and return later, which I have labelled, that have not been returned. Some have denied having them then they've bought them out when I've visited them! Grrr
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
I always use disposable when going to a potluck, but I brought a pretty pie plate once and just kept a really close eye on it.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 6 years
I've had to start doing this when I take things to work. Serving utensils have a funny way of walking off before the end of the day.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 6 years
I use address labels and scotch tape.
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Good idea.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
LOL, every time we go to our family reunion, I bring some sort of dish to pass. I have to be careful to label it with my first AND last name so I don't end up taking my MIL's dishes home (she only has her last name on the bottoms of her dishes). I just use a Sharpie, but on my tools I stick those address labels that I get from various charity organizations on the handles.
kitchenhacker kitchenhacker 6 years
If you're worried about losing your utensils/dishes, you can always go to the the dollar store and pick up semi-disposable things to take to a potluck.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
I wrap rubber bands around things/handles of things that are mine
Advah Advah 6 years
I should do that with my flatmates. :oy: One of my friends grabbed a few of my kitchen stuff when moving out of our flat, I was pretty pissed off.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
grandmothers have been labelling tupperware since the beginning of time, no?
skigurl skigurl 6 years
grandmothers have been labelling tupperware since the beginning of time, no?
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