Monday, June 2, 2014

5 pantry organization tips

Having ample storage is one thing, but clutter-free storage spaces are another thing altogether. Organization is key when it comes to keeping things in order and easy to access. 

Infrequently used items may be designated to the upper or lower shelves. It’s also best to keep taller items at the back, so you have a clear view of everything in your pantry. 

Storage design also plays a huge role in organizing your storage cabinets and drawers. One space that can very easily become unorganized is the pantry. Here are a few handy tips to keep that from happening… 

1. Shelves

Shelves are the most common type of pantry storage. If your pantry is in the form of a room or a tall cabinet, keep items you regularly use at eye level for easy access. 

Infrequently used items may be designated to the upper or lower shelves. It’s also best to keep taller items at the back, so you have a clear view of everything in your pantry. 

2. Spice racks

Spices usually come in small bottles. With their small size, they may quickly become lost among the bigger items in your pantry. Find a place for a spice rack. If you have limited space, this can also be installed on the pantry door. 

3. Clear containers

Some food items come in awkward packaging. Salt and sugar for example usually come in plastic packs. Transfer these types of food items to clear air-tight containers to keep them fresh and better organized. 

4.Baskets

Onions, potatoes and other round vegetables are best kept in baskets. Simply putting them on shelves may have them rolling out onto the floor in no time. Keep clutter at bay with pretty baskets. 

5. Labels

Label food containers with names. If you’re transferring some items from their original packaging to clear containers, it can be difficult to tell what they are without labels. Make pantry use easier by labeling items. 


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