As one of the most popular spaces of the house, we should put effort into making our pantries an organized space. We found 5 easy ways to both clean your pantry and keep it clean thanks to TheKitchn!
Label clear containers.
Using clear, labeled containers are crucial to decluttering any overcrowded pantry shelves. Take every bag of rice and put it into one container and you will instantly see how much space you just saved. This is the best solution for storing bulk-bin items.
Note what is in your pantry before grocery shopping.
It only takes a few moments to take note of what you have. It is best to do this before you go grocery shopping so you are not over-buying and stocking in excess. If you know what is in your pantry then you will know what to buy.
Group like with like using sheet pans.
Sheet pans will turn your pantry from a jumbled mess to a well-organized space. Additionally, these pans great because they can help catch any leaks or spills before your pantry shelves are ruined.
Dedicate 10 minutes to tidy your pantry every day.
Practice makes perfect! Just a little bit of work every day makes for an orderly pantry and saves you time in the long run. Wipe down shelves, keep labels facing outwards, group like-with-like and toss any expired items. Turning this into an innate habit ensures you a great-looking and functional pantry.
Use household items to create space in your pantry.
There are many unconventional materials besides sheet pans that can hold your food! Crates, magazine racks, and even pencil holders are all great and inexpensive ways to create storage within your pantry.
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