With the holidays around the corner or some other occasions, it’s a good time to see go through the pantry and organize it. It will help you get an idea of how many things you have in stock.
You can make some changes to make better use of space and store things more efficiently. Keeping your pantry organized can decrease the meal prep time and you won’t stress about misplaced items.
Here are some tips to keep your pantry clean and well-stocked.
Empty the Space
Before you buy groceries, empty out the pantry first. Then clean out the shelves properly with disinfectant spray. It will help you evaluate the amount of space you can utilize. If you have a single huge shelf, you can do a small DIY project to create more compartments. The best time to clean out the pantry is when you have fewer items. You can order from a good seafood restaurant while you work in your pantry.
You can even put-up hooks for mittens and other items. Starting with a clean place will help you plan the layout of the items.
Sort Out Your Pantry
When you take out all the food items, sort them out based on categories. Make categories like pasta, bread, snacks, spices, and cereal. Look for items that have expired to discard.
Make a list of items that are run out of in your pantry. Stock up on a 2 lb bag whole bean colombian coffee to last you for a month.
Buy Storage Products
Now that you know what items you have in your pantry, you can buy storage products to contain the items in each category. Keep the dry container in air-tight containers.
You can buy baskets to store snacks and other items separately. Consider a revolving round tray for spices so that you can easily access them. A stacking organizer makes the most of the limiter pantry space.
Unbox Your Items
The best way to save space in your pantry is to unbox all the items. Decant all your cereals, pasta, and similar items into canisters and bins. It will help you have easy access to and control of your inventory.
Unboxing things goes a long way toward creating more space. Neatly organize your items into zones for quick and efficient meal prep.
Label the Items
Get printed labels from all your containers that match the theme of your pantry. You can get custom-made from online label stores. It makes things more fun and anyone in the house can raise find the items.
Labeling will make your pantry appear organized and clean. It’s aesthetically pleasing to have beautifully labeled and organized jars.
Make it Clutter Free
Make sure that each category has a clear zone. By creating space between each category, things will appear less cluttered.
When you allow enough space between things, it won’t overwhelm you when you enter the pantry. Placing similar size bins on the same shelf would make the space look organized.