It happens everywhere – the pantry closet that was once organized with its wares easy to find slowly descends into being a mess. Unfortunately, this is often a result of our busy lives, however there is good news, organizing your pantry is actually much easier than you think, and when you put a system in place, it becomes much more difficult to have the pantry become disorganized.
A great pantry organization system is found here on Hometalk. This system is guaranteed to make your pantry space get used more efficiently.
It may be easier to impose the system with a pantry that is empty, but you can do just as effective a job if your pantry is full.
1. Take an Inventory
As you can see, this pantry seems to have no system in place whatsoever. The first step is to find out exactly what you have so you can plan accordingly. Don’t impose a system that won’t work for what you bring home, know what you frequently store in the pantry and create a system around that.
2. Use Outlets in the Pantry
If your pantry has an outlet, this is a great thing because it frees up counterspace. Put the appliances that need electricity but are not used every day. For example, the blender is a great appliance for a pantry because it’s not something that’s used often throughout the day.
3. Use Baskets for Cans
The best part about these baskets is you can use them to sort your cans by expiration, with the item that will expire the earliest in front and loading the canned items that will expire at a later date in the back.
4. Use Labeled Baskets
Always know what you have and store appropriately. What you will notice is now you will use all the food you have stored instead of buying the same thing and then discovering you had something all the way stuck in the back. This system is designed to have you use what you need and always stay on top of keeping your pantry stocked.