It’s easy for our pantries to become cluttered, unorganized and a nightmare when looking for specific ingredients. Take time to declutter your pantry to keep your food items more organized. Here are 5 pantry decluttering tips you’ll want to implement today.
Toss It Out
Have canned goods from years ago in your pantry? No worries – we all do. Go through the food in your pantry and toss out the items that have expired or that you won’t eat. If you find food that hasn’t expired, you could donate it to your local food bank. This is a big step in decluttering your pantry. You’ll want to make sure that you are only making room for food you want to eat.
After you have tossed out all of the bad and unwanted food, you should give your pantry a good deep clean. Even if your pantry is extremely organized, color-coded and in perfect order, it won’t matter if your pantry is dirty and grimy. Make sure to remove all food items and baskets so that you can wipe down the shelves to give your pantry a clean and fresh look.
One of the easiest ways to declutter your pantry is to place like items into baskets and label each basket. This keeps everything together and in order, that way when you are scouring your ingredients for a recipe, or making a grocery list, you can easily find what you are looking for or what you need to replace.
Organize By Item
After you’ve placed your items into baskets and labeled them, organize the baskets by item type. Place baskets with items like vegetables and fruits together on one shelf to create cohesiveness in your panty. This will make it easier for you to pick out items and to keep your pantry decluttered and easy to navigate.
Put Food in Containers
Another easy way to keep your pantry organized is to put food items like cereal into containers. This will keep food fresh and help you avoid old cereal boxes taking over your pantry’s shelves. Keep sugar, baking soda, baking powder and flour in containers or plastic bags to keep them from spilling. This will help you save money by keeping your food fresh!
What organizing tips do you use to keep your pantry spick and span?