Something about an organized pantry gets us really excited. So, if you just moved in or have been meaning to organize your pantry for years, here are a few helpful tips to give your pantry a spring cleaning.
FROM SCRATCH - Even if it seems overwhelming, clear every last item out of the pantry. This will allow you to take stock of what you have so you can toss out any expired goods or donate any food no one in your home eats.
SORT - As tempting and exciting as it is to purchase a bunch of special organizational containers, you need to sort and categorize according to your family's needs first. In order to make this not only an aesthetically pleasing room, you need to make sure your pantry fits your lifestyle.
CONTAINERS - Now you can go shopping! With clear categories like baking ingredients and kids' snacks, it is time to repurpose containers already in your home or purchase new ones. Combining textures like baskets with glass or plastic containers can create a functional and pretty pantry.
Glass jars with airtight lids are the perfect way to condense boxes and bags into uniform food storage. Wicker baskets & bins are great for storing potatoes, onions, bagged items, and cutting boards. It’s also easy to grab what you need quickly.
LOCATION - When placing items back into your pantry, make sure to keep in mind how often you access these items. The baskets or containers holding kids' snacks may be better suited on a higher shelf so that the kiddos can't just help themselves. While the top shelves that are harder to reach would be great for miscellaneous kitchen items such as special occasion bowls or plates.
DECOR - Bring your home decor into the pantry and add a little charm. If you have wall space, you can hang a decorative blackboard showcasing this week's dinner menu or a hook to hang an apron.
We hope these little tips help you to get that functional and charming pantry you always wanted.