An organised pantry will not only make cooking dinner easier, it will save you from buying groceries that you already have hidden amongst the mess!
There are a range of ways to make your pantry both functional and attractive—from adding baskets to your doors to ensuring essentials are stored in easy-to-reach spaces. Making the most out of your kitchen involves taking advantage of every inch of spare space and maximising your storage.
To help keep your pantry in organisational bliss, we share our top tips on how to organise your pantry like the pros.
Things for the pantry organizers
Stackability: Every space counts in a pantry, when shopping for containers, take into account how they fit together. Square/ rectangular containers with lids will work well for stacking.
Transparency: While Matt black or glazed ivory canisters look great, clear containers would probably be best for storage in the pantry. This way its easy to keep track of what you have in your pantry. It also makes things easier to mix and match.
Functionality: Your pantry should make sense to your whole family. Especially if you have kids, look into getting large bins or containers that can flip easily or pop- up lids. If you have tweens or teens, opt for containers with locking or screw-top lids for an airtight seal.
Start with a clean slate
Empty your pantry and clean everything thoroughly before you begin the process. Toss anything that you may not need or thats been expired. The aim to to free up space and stay organized for longer.
After clearing out any old items, its easier to see what you are left with. Now you can start assigning storage containers. Make a list of panty staples and update it regularly.
Place like items together, a lazy Suzan makes it easy to keep oils. condiments, snacks or baking essentials in one place so you can quickly find what you need.
Use clear containers
Busy containers can make your pantry look cluttered. Remove any plastics or cardboard boxes and decant dry boxes nd decant dry ingredients into clear canisters. Odd-shaped items, like chip bags and root vegetables, fit nicely in bins as opposed to being stacked loosely on the shelf. Choose clear food storage containers to keep everything looking cohesive.
Label bins, containers and shelves so every member of your household knows where items are located.
Keep it up
Your pantry will get disorganized after a while, to help maintain your space always put items back in their appropriate spot, and get the whole family on board by keeping food accessible and visible. Schedule a quick cleaning twice a month to make sure that everything is up-to-date and in place, so you don’t have to spend hours organizing again.