Hugs and Happy Organizing: Pantry Organizing
Hugs and happy organizing is all about client success stories. Here you will find a pantry organizing success story.
Families, family dinners, family holidays all focus on the pantry! Is you pantry chaotic? Is it a jungle of different cans, granola bars and seldom used mixes? Difficult to know what to make for dinner? It’s time to organize your pantry to make your life and your family meal times easier.
- Remove all the items from the pantry, tossing what is expired. Everyone has their own opinion of “expired”. Decide on yours and follow through on it.
- Group the items together by use and like the grocery store. Typical categories include baking, breakfast, canned veggies, canned meats, beverages, pastas, rice, snacks and condiments.
- Use plastic bins to help group items together and take advantage of deep shelves. Bins help you “reach” to the back of a deep area. Place a front and a back bin so you can move the front bin and reach the back bin.
- Remove snack items from boxes for easier access for your kids. Place these bins on a low shelf for easy access for the kids too.
- Label the bins so everyone knows where items belong.
- Place items into your pantry by use. The more frequently used items should be stored near the entry. Extra storage of bulk purchases should be in the back and at a lower level.
- Keep the floor clear. Just like a closet, blocked access creates disorganization.
Keep a grocery list dry erase board easy to access in the pantry. Family can add to the list and it’s easier to grocery shop too.
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