Having a clean and organized space is really helpful and saves time in the kitchen. There are enough things to deal with when you’re cooking a meal then having to look for things in the cupboard. Things could fall on you or something could burn while you’re fumbling for the right ingredient. A kitchen pantry should work for you, not against you. Rather than using it as a dumping ground for your stuff your pantry should have some type of order too. Yes it’s usually behind closed doors but when you need to open those doors up you don’t want to feel stressed out. Plus when your pantry is organized and your everyday items are in plain sight, you can clearly see what needs to be on the grocery list. That way you don’t forget anything or over stock on something. Luckily there are methods of making your pantry a wonderful place to store your food and supplies that is fully functional as well as visually pleasing.
Here are the 7 storage essentials that will help you say goodbye to pantry clutter and hello to find it fast. The first tip I have for you is to use clear square storage containers for maximum efficiency. Although you can write what they contain on the container you can see what’s inside them too. Clear square containers also take up less space horizontally making them space efficient as well. When you use something a lot it’s great to be able to see it right away without any clutter so placing staple
ingredients in containers eliminates messy open boxes and packaging stacked on top of each other.
There are plenty of places you can buy clear containers and if you search, you’ll find the set that’s just right for you. Identify the contents of each container with erasable labels, these things are great and if you want to be creative with them you can make some really cool lettering or use certain colors to design them in whatever way you desire. For the person who loves their cook books but has trouble storing them neatly and having them stay
accessible, you can corral cookbooks by topic or whatever way you wish in magazine organizers. These are available in bright colors or metal mesh and either way are a lovely way to bring order to your cook books. Store your baking pans in a simple dish rack. Organizing them on their sides really makes them more accessible and
you don’t have to make all that noise pulling them out from underneath the others. Also using large baskets to corral alike products such as kid’s treats and baking supplies really works well. When it comes to canned goods, elevate rows of them on shelf risers for better visibility and get yourself at least one lazy susan. They are great for bringing items in the back of the cabinet to the front with just a quick spin which means no more digging to the back of the shelf. With these 7 essentials you can keep your kitchen pantry organized and ensure all of your staples, tools, and supplies are always at the ready.