We’ve all been there–you open your pantry for one quick ingredient and you simply cannot find it amongst the unorganized chaos! We have three simple tips on how to keep your pantry organized, so you can stop wasting time trying to find what you’re looking for, and spend more of it enjoying your kitchen!
1.Start with a clean slate.
Before you begin organizing, it’s time to pull everything off the shelves. And yes, we’re serious. Get rid of any expired food, or donate food you know you’ll never use. This is the perfect time for a fresh start! You’ll be amazed at how much unnecessary clutter you’ll get rid of. Once you’ve cleared some room, it’s time to implement a few organizational systems.
2. Put Like Items Together
Maybe you have those 10 staple items you always reach for, they might be best to keep together on the same shelf, close to the front. If baking is your forte, perhaps placing all of your baking necessitites in a bin together can help save time. Organize by can size, type of food, spices – whatever works best for you! Having a system where like items are together can help keep things simple so you know exactly where to reach when you’re looking for that next ingredient in your recipe!
3. Bring in Some Help
Pantries offer a lot of space, of much of the vertical space is wasted. Get creative with bins, adjustable shelves, and reusable containers. There are great ways to fully customize your pantry but if a pantry reno isn’t in the plans just yet, using bins, trays and other organizational systems can help out in keeping your pantry organized and functional.