I recently sent my mother-in-law some homemade jam. After the amazing Costco gift card she sent me for my birthday, I wanted to show her a little love and gratitude…and what conveys that more than jam?
I wanted to make sure to get the jam to her in one piece, because let’s face it, no one wants to receive a box of delicious smelling sticky goo. And because I am like a public servant blogger, I thought I would share my tried and true method, in case you ever want to share the canned good love too.
First, the flat rate boxes at the post office are where it’s at when it comes to shipping canned goods. Otherwise, you’d pay a fortune if you ship based on weight. Grab yourself one of those flat rate boxes, some bubble tape, some ziploc backs, and tape.
Start by lining the bottom of the box with bubble wrap. Then, insert each jar into its own individual ziploc bag. Zip that sucker up, making sure to get all of the air out of it as you do. Now, wrap the bubble wrap around the jar and tape it down. Place jar into box and repeat for remaining jars. If your jars don’t fill up the entire box, make sure to add additional bubble wrap as padding. Also, it’s a pretty darn good idea to reinforce the box with tape.
You see how there are several layers of defense in place? It’s all to ensure the jam gets it there safely. Anyway, that’s my method, it may be a little overkill, but so far, it’s always gotten the job done.