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What's in the Can?

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      Strategies for Keeping Track of Items in Your Home

      Label canned goods, cleaning supplies, medicines, jars, bottles, packages, and spices with any of the labeling schemes outlined here.

      • Buy items in distinctive containers--barbecue sauce in a different shaped bottle from catsup.
      • Make magnetic Braille labels for cans and other metal containers. Use magnetic Dymo-tape, or stick adhesive Dymo-tape onto flexible magnetic strips. Store them on the side of the refrigerator when not in use.
      • Make Braille or large print labels on three-by-five-inch note cards. Use a rubber band to attach the label to a can, jar, package, or box.
      • For small glass or plastic bottles and vials, Braille an adhesive Dymo-tape label and place it on the side or lid
      • Use rubber bands, scotch tape, colored dots or Hi-mark to create your own distinctive labeling scheme. Items such as Dymo-tape and Hi-mark are available from the Department's Aids and Devices Store.