An organized pantry is a big time-saver. You can easily see what you have and what you need before going to the grocery store. Preparing dinner for your family or a snack for surprise visitors is also less stressful. Here are 5 ways to keep your pantry organized:
Group similar items together. Designating specific areas for baking ingredients, dried goods, paper goods, and condiments will help you find them easily when you are ready for them.
Frequently used items should be kept at arm’s length. Lower shelves are the perfect height for children’s snacks while sparingly used items such as serving trays, platters, and dinnerware can be kept on higher shelves.
Invest in racks and containers to prevent items from being scattered about. Keep wine bottles, spices, and water bottles organized with racks. Wicker and wire baskets can hold cans and snacks. Boxed items like pasta, cereal, and dried goods can be placed in storage containers and jars to maximize space.
Keep track of the expiration dates of perishable goods. Items that expire soon should be placed in the front, while items that last longer can go in the back.
A pull-out storage cabinet with shelving is perfect for containers, boxes, and jars, while a corner carousel can improve accessibility for items in the back of the pantry.