How To: Organize Your Pantry

There’s nothing more overwhelming and daunting as an unorganized, cluttered pantry. Pantries can easily become the catch all for unsightly clutter in a household, but with a couple of pantry organizers, a few organizational techniques and a bit of elbow grease, your pantry can look perfect for a magazine shoot.

Kitchen, Pantry, House, Home, RoomGo through and take out all items which do not belong in the pantry, throw out all expired items and consider eliminating items that you rarely or never use. With your remaining things, divide them into sensible categories like spices and kitchen utensils, canned products, small appliances, etc.. Make sure that the categories work for you and your family – each pantry is different…its kind of like Bird Control!

When you’ve got everything removed from your pantry, take a moment to wipe down all of the shelves and sweep the floor. After your pantry is clean and items have been categorized, consider what pantry organizers would be beneficial. If you have a lot of pots and pans with lids, a lid organizer might be a good idea. There are a variety of pantry organizers out there for essentially any sort of kitchen item. Taking the time to consider and explore various pantry organizers will help save you time and your sanity down the road.

Make sure that all items may be visible and readily accessible to the people who use them in your household. To maximize space, put taller things in the back and smaller things up front. Finally, after you have replaced all your items, make sure the lighting in your pantry is sufficient, which will make finding items easier in your day to day life. Small, battery operated lights can be purchased at a relatively inexpensive price at most hardware stores in case your cabinet has little to no lighting.

Pantry organization is most likely not high on most people’s lists of things that they like doing. But with ideal research, organizers and a little effort, opening your cabinet door in the morning doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience. Get some cabinet organizers today and get started a little at a time.

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