9 Tips to Organize Your Pantry and Keep it In Order Like many people, you have a pantry in or off your kitchen – and your pantry may be in a constant state of disorder. There are nine easy to implement strategies you can use to keep your pantry consistently in order. Use Clear Storage Containers A prime strategy you will want to utilize to organize your pantry, and keep it in order, is to utilize clear storage containers whenever possible. For example, if you are like most people, you store everything from pastas of different types to grains to cereals and many other items in your pantry. By storing items in clear containers, you will always know what is where in your pantry. In addition, there are clear storage containers that are well-crafted and ensure freshness of what you store in them. In addition, they are durable and affordable as well. Use Clear Storage Bins On a related note, take advantage of clear storage bins when it comes to organizing your pantry. Clear storage bins allow you to stow larger items that can then easily be located in even the most fully stocked of pantries. As is the case with smaller containers used for foodstuffs and other items, storage bins are cost-effective, durable, and well-crafted. Invest in a Labeler As discussed, the use of clear containers and bins greatly enhances your ability to locate things stored in your pantry. With that said, you’ll still be able to better ensure the consistent order of your pantry if you invest in a labeler. For example, you designate each of the bins you add to your pantry for certain types of items and label them accordingly. Add Pantry Door Storage Depending on the type of door you have leading to your pantry, you can add door storage and expand the usefulness of the pantry itself. You may be able to add slimmer shelves to the interior of the door to store smaller items. The interior side of the pantry door can prove to be an ideal location for a comprehensive spice rack. You might add some hooks and use the interior side of the door as a place to stow aprons and towels. The sky’s the limit when it comes to making creative use of your pantry door as additional storage space.  Add Chalkboard Pantry Door Consider adding a chalkboard pantry door or a chalkboard to the door. This addition can serve a number of useful purposes. The kitchen is likely a central point in your home where you leave messages for other family members. This chalkboard can aid in the family communication process. It can also be used as a preliminary grocery shopping list. When you identify that you are getting low in something or another, you can make a note of the need for that item on the chalkboard immediately after you identify the need. Associate a Small Cart with Pantry Think about investing in a small cart that you can associate with your pantry. Depending on the design of your kitchen and the location of your pantry, the petit cart can be nestled near the pantry. A small cart can be used in a number of different ways. If you need to pull a number of items from the pantry to make a meal, a cart provides an easy way to move these things about. In addition, a cart can even be used as additional storage space. Take advantage of a Pegboard Pegboard is a very versatile and useful item and can prove to be a wonderful addition to the side or sides of a pantry. Pegboard, together with hooks, can be used as a means of stowing a number of items in the pantry. These items can include everything from cooking and food prep implements to different types of fresh spices. Create a Pantry Space Using Existing Cabinets and Drawers Many homes are designed with a fairly traditional pantry. However, that is not always the case. If your home lacks a pantry, you can create pantry space utilizing existing kitchen cabinets and drawers. You can utilize cabinet space that is not the most conveniently located. For example, many kitchens have cabinets over the stove or refrigerator, storage spaces that you will not use for items you need regularly. These out of the way cabinets can prove to be ideal as pantry space for things you purchase in larger quantities and items you stow during the more extended time between uses. Do a Weekly Pantry Assessment Implementing the tactics discussed thus far will assist you in creating an organized pantry in the first instance. The next step is making sure that you keep your pantry well organized for the long haul. The problem for many people is that once they get an organized pantry in place, the organizational scheme deteriorates over time. One of the best strategies you can employ to keep your pantry in order is to do a weekly assessment of the space. As part of the assessment, you can straighten out items kept in the pantry. You can also identify things typically stored in the pantry that are running low and need to be replaced. By adhering to these nine tactics you will be able to create a highly useful pantry. Moreover, you will be able to structure and maintain you pantry in such a way that it is organized from day one and stays that way over time.
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9 Tips to Organize Your Pantry and Keep it In Order Like many people, you have a pantry in or off your kitchen – and your pantry may be in a constant state of disorder. There are nine easy to implement strategies you can use to keep your pantry consistently in order. Use Clear Storage Containers A prime strategy you will want to utilize to organize your pantry, and keep it in order, is to utilize clear storage containers whenever possible. For example, if you are like most people, you store everything from pastas of different types to grains to cereals and many other items in your pantry. By storing items in clear containers, you will always know what is where in your pantry. In addition, there are clear storage containers that are well-crafted and ensure freshness of what you store in them. In addition, they are durable and affordable as well. Use Clear Storage Bins On a related note, take advantage of clear storage bins when it comes to organizing your pantry. Clear storage bins allow you to stow larger items that can then easily be located in even the most fully stocked of pantries. As is the case with smaller containers used for foodstuffs and other items, storage bins are cost-effective, durable, and well- crafted. Invest in a Labeler As discussed, the use of clear containers and bins greatly enhances your ability to locate things stored in your pantry. With that said, you’ll still be able to better ensure the consistent order of your pantry if you invest in a labeler. For example, you designate each of the bins you add to your pantry for certain types of items and label them accordingly. Add Pantry Door Storage Depending on the type of door you have leading to your pantry, you can add door storage and expand the usefulness of the pantry itself. You may be able to add slimmer shelves to the interior of the door to store smaller items. The interior side of the pantry door can prove to be an ideal location for a comprehensive spice rack. You might add some hooks and use the interior side of the door as a place to stow aprons and towels. The sky’s the limit when it comes to making creative use of your pantry door as additional storage space.  Add Chalkboard Pantry Door Consider adding a chalkboard pantry door or a chalkboard to the door. This addition can serve a number of useful purposes. The kitchen is likely a central point in your home where you leave messages for other family members. This chalkboard can aid in the family communication process. It can also be used as a preliminary grocery shopping list. When you identify that you are getting low in something or another, you can make a note of the need for that item on the chalkboard immediately after you identify the need. Associate a Small Cart with Pantry Think about investing in a small cart that you can associate with your pantry. Depending on the design of your kitchen and the location of your pantry, the petit cart can be nestled near the pantry. A small cart can be used in a number of different ways. If you need to pull a number of items from the pantry to make a meal, a cart provides an easy way to move these things about. In addition, a cart can even be used as additional storage space. Take advantage of a Pegboard Pegboard is a very versatile and useful item and can prove to be a wonderful addition to the side or sides of a pantry. Pegboard, together with hooks, can be used as a means of stowing a number of items in the pantry. These items can include everything from cooking and food prep implements to different types of fresh spices. Create a Pantry Space Using Existing Cabinets and Drawers Many homes are designed with a fairly traditional pantry. However, that is not always the case. If your home lacks a pantry, you can create pantry space utilizing existing kitchen cabinets and drawers. You can utilize cabinet space that is not the most conveniently located. For example, many kitchens have cabinets over the stove or refrigerator, storage spaces that you will not use for items you need regularly. These out of the way cabinets can prove to be ideal as pantry space for things you purchase in larger quantities and items you stow during the more extended time between uses. Do a Weekly Pantry Assessment Implementing the tactics discussed thus far will assist you in creating an organized pantry in the first instance. The next step is making sure that you keep your pantry well organized for the long haul. The problem for many people is that once they get an organized pantry in place, the organizational scheme deteriorates over time. One of the best strategies you can employ to keep your pantry in order is to do a weekly assessment of the space. As part of the assessment, you can straighten out items kept in the pantry. You can also identify things typically stored in the pantry that are running low and need to be replaced. By adhering to these nine tactics you will be able to create a highly useful pantry. Moreover, you will be able to structure and maintain you pantry in such a way that it is organized from day one and stays that way over time.
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