Whether your kitchen pantry is large or small, no matter how many times you organize it, this area of a home quickly ends up looking like a mess again. Take advantage of the space that you have and keep the area as clean as possible. We know this is easier said than done, but we’re here to share some essential secrets with you.
If you’re one of those people who can’t stand to see a disorganized pantry or you aspire to have a pantry as aesthetically pleasing as the ones on Pinterest, keep reading, this is the article for you.
Turn Shelves into Drawers
Shelves are handy but you can never see what’s at the very back, which makes for a poor use of space. Turn shelves into drawers to maximize space and make use of all the products in your pantry.
Buy Clear Containers
Apart from helping you see what’s inside, clear containers can help you keep an eye on how much you have left. These are relatively inexpensive, and they can even be made from old glass containers.
Don’t forget to use some label printers to help you differentiate similar looking substances. After all, you wouldn’t want to mix up the sugar and salt. This will also help when you send the kids into the pantry for some ingredients.
Stock Up on Your Most Used Items
If you know that you get through flour like there’s no tomorrow, it makes sense to buy this in bulk. Buying products in bulk helps you save money and reduces any waste from the packaging too. If you don’t have enough space in your pantry, set up a monthly or weekly order on Amazon.
Keep The Spices Together
If you’re an avid cook, you know the importance of adding spices and seasoning your dishes. However, you’re also aware of how messy this can get. Keep all your spices together and place them in a small plastic crate or on top of a tray. This way you can easily wipe down the surface if it gets messy.
Don’t Neglect the Door Space
No matter how large your pantry is, you always end up running out of space. One of the most overlooked storage areas in a pantry is the door itself. Add some racks to the back of it and use it to hang tea towels, cooking aprons, or even baskets.
Conduct a Weekly Clean Up
Finally, you should organize a quick cleaning schedule to keep things tidy at the end of each week. You don’t have to re-organize the entire pantry, just give it a good sweep, and clean any mess.
All in all, the key to keeping your pantry as organized as possible is consistency. Giving your pantry a quick clean at the end of the week will save you from having to dedicate hours at the end of the month. Don’t forget to stock up on your most loved products and use your pantry space in the most efficient way possible.