Are you tired of looking in your pantry and seeing complete chaos and mess? Getting it back in tip top shape is incredibly important for your sanity, or at least it is for mine. Not only do you have to look and dig for what you are after, it will help you see what you have and what you may need to add to the grocery list! These five pantry organization tips will help you get your pantry organized, so you can spend more time on the things that matter.
5 Pantry Organization Tips
#1. Out with the Old
Getting rid of the old items in your pantry is so important. You simply cannot have an organized pantry with a can from 1999. It’s probably best if you don’t even donate that stuff to the food pantry, just throw it out. You can also make a box to fill with donations to the food pantry. While you’re in the pantry organizing, make a list of items you have in which you can make meals out of.
#2. Use the Space You Have
Many of us are blessed with a lot of pantry space that we can utilize. First of all, you should put the food where it goes in the pantry. It’s easy to get caught up in putting food wherever we can put it, but putting it in its rightful place is a smart move.
#3. Label Time
I know you can’t wait to whip out the labeler and start labeling stuff. It’s totally worth it to label the items within your pantry. You may have trouble determining what something is if you don’t take the time to label. You can also use the label to direct where things go within the pantry.
#4. Make it Fun
Instead of dreading the pantry every time you open it, make it a little more fun. Paint the inside of the pantry a fun and bright color. You can add a couple of organizational bins and baskets in there as well. Don’t forget you can also add a dry erase board or a chalkboard to help make it even more organized and fun.
#5. See Through Storage
Along with using labels, using see through storage is pure genius. If you can’t see those higher up spaces, see through storage is your answer. If you can see what’s in your pantry, you’re more likely to use it. You might also consider sticking a small step stool inside the pantry, so you can use it to reach the items you need on a daily.
These are my five tips for pantry organization. Do have some you would add? We would love to hear them!