Have you recently opened your pantry and struggled to find the items you were looking for? Do items go bad before they get used because they get buried or hidden in your pantry? Do you fail to buy items at the grocery store because you didn’t know they were gone and then have to run out at the last minute to buy them? If so, your pantry may need to be organized. Organizing your pantry can help to solve all of these issues. Here are a few tips that you should follow to help make your unorganized pantry a perfectly organized one.
Remove Everything From the Pantry
The first step to organizing your pantry is to remove everything from the pantry. Throw away or donate any food items that your family does not eat or doesn’t like. Then throw away any items that are stale, old or expired. Once the shelves in your pantry are bare, take the time to thoroughly vacuum away food particles and wipe the shelves down.
Buy the Right Storage Tools
The next step in organizing your pantry is to purchase the right storage tools. The tools you will need vary based on the items you store in the pantry, the amount of space in your pantry and the shape of the pantry. Some people like over the door organizers, some purchase holders to store spices and others purchase canisters and containers to store cereal, sugar, flour and pasta. Buying the right tools for your space helps to keep your pantry organized.
Create an Organizational System
After buying the right storage tools, create an organizational system in your pantry that makes sense for you. Most people group like items together, such as creating one space for canned and jarred fruits and vegetables, one space for snacks and one for baking goods. From there, some people alphabetize items on the shelf, some color code it and others create their own organizational system. Always create a system that makes sense for you and helps you to find the items you need.
Place Older Food To the Front
The last tip to help you perfectly organize your pantry is to store food that has been opened and/or has the oldest dates at the front of the shelves. This helps to ensure these items get used and eaten first, minimizing the amount of waste.
There are many benefits associated with having an organized pantry. It helps you to find the items you need, makes it faster to create a grocery shopping list and minimizes the amount of food that goes to waste. The tips above can help you to organize your pantry. However, not everyone has the time to organize or clean out their pantry. If you want an organized pantry but don’t have the time, a cleaning service may be beneficial for you. Contact Amazon Cleaning today for a free consultation and let us help you get your home and your pantry organized.