Step 1: Remove everything from your pantry. Throw out anything that is out of date and group the rest into ‘like’ items. Store tinned items together, then flours, sugars, pasta & rices, oils & sauces, herbs & spices and so forth. This allows you to find a given food item within your pantry quickly and easily.
Step 2: Clean the pantry shelves and internals.
Step 3: If beautiful, matching, clear containers and pretty labels are your jam, now is the time to place all items in them, keeping all like items all together of course!
Step 4: Strategically place items back into the pantry. Keep go-to items at eye level (such as cereals, pasta, and other cooking staples) while placing treats and baking items up high on top shelves (out of sight, out of mind yes?!) and small appliances at the lower levels.
Step 5: Step back & admire your pantry! Oh, and try to repeat this process at least every six months so that it remains an organised masterpiece.
Tip: If you have children consider placing healthy snacks on the bottom level so they can select items themselves with easy access. And best to pop small appliances up high and out of harm’s way.
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