The pantry is one of the essential parts of your house. It is not just an area to stock your food, beverages and dishes but it serves as an ancillary facility to your kitchen. For a food lover, it might just be their happiest place.
When you are trying to throw out useless items or organise the overstuffed belongings from your home, you need to start here. A pantry influences your food choice making it your topmost priority. It is actually a place where you can store hundreds of calories of food without anyone judging you.
The main questions you need to ask while de-cluttering your pantry are:
Am I utilising this space to store food that will benefit my body shape?
Are the supplies I am stacking going to help me to stay strong and lean?
Or have I stacked my pantry with the drinks and food that will make me lead the path of obesity or poor health?
Once you get these questions answered, then it will be a cakewalk for you to shape out your pantry. Before getting started here are some quick tricks you must keep in mind while working out things.
It is very easy for a pantry to become all messed up and a disaster place you won’t want to step in. There can be havoc situation with all the half-empty chips bag, and jars left open. These situations can keep you a hard time to get into the flow, despite your best plans. We took things in our hand and came up with 10 creative and clever ways to help you conquer over the clutter. Foolproof your pantry with these amazing organising tips!
- Clear Storage Containers
No matter how much we are obsessed with the brand we use, we simply can’t tolerate seeing the packaging labels every day. The simplest and quickest way to get rid of such conditions as well as organising your pantry, you can use clear storage containers.
You can transfer food items like flour, seeds, small snacks, nuts and dried foods into matching jars. These clear jars make the arrangement look tidy and neat. They will look even better if you use paint pens to label up the glass jars. Well, you can consider label maker as an option too or a simple index card can make things prettier. As open shelving is on trend, transferring food items to the clear glass jars or plastic containers would be a nice thing.
- Use Your Door To Store
Do you know that you can use your cabinet door as more than just a door? Your cabinet door can be a perfect space saving storage that you can easily access. You can store items behind your cabinet door that you need often and can have a quick access to them. Make sure that the item you are trying to store inside the door is not bulky as roads might not hold them or it may become hard to open the door.
You can store small items like aluminium foil, spices, school snacks, freezer bags, and cooking tools that won’t weigh much. This could be your own DIY project which can keep you busy throughout your weekdays. You simply need a storage solution like a shoe rack and few tools to fix it up.
Every kid simply loves chalkboard paint. That excitement to draw away cartoons or write alphabets can’t be explained in words. You can relive your childhood by adding a chalkboard on your pantry door where you can write your grocery items or some important “note to remember” stuff.
You can also ask your family members to write down their list too so that you can have a combined list of all items needed. This can also as a reminder and jot down your birthday wishes for your spouse.
- Clear Plastic Bins
The best thing about clear bins is that you don’t have to open lid after lid to check what is in the box. You can simply see through them without even rooting around the pantry. You can even group similar items together or the items you use simultaneously. Put items like tea bags, canned veggies, nut butter, soup cans, quick make snacks and crackers together. Despite being clear bins you can still label them up to be quicker while sneaking food at night.
- Cart In Small Space
If you have a small space in your pantry, then a cart can fix the cluttering problem for you easily. It will make your pantry more functional. Even if you don’t have a pantry attached to your kitchen (or no pantry at all), you can use a cart to hold essential items in a more organised and mobile way. For a small pantry, you can store items you use often in a cart. It will make things easily accessible and give you some free space in the pantry to store other items.
While thinking about a pantry the first thought you would have is a small space attached to your kitchen to store beverages or food items. But a small space is not enough. It is essential to have some drawers and cabinets to create some extra storage space. You can simply take small cabinets and label them with the items you are storing. Now you have your pantry ready to use.
Most professional organisers use pegboards. You can say it is their favourite and most used tool. It is easy to reach things using pegboards as well as keeping the kitchen clean and tidy. Hanging cooking tools is the easiest and quickest way to de-clutter the kitchen. These small items are the main reason to have a messed up kitchen.
Rummaging small cooking tools in the kitchen drawer also seems an easy idea but it is not most efficient while avoided cluttering. It will also give you a free drawer which could be used to store some other items. Pegboards are not heavy on your pockets and give away a vibe of decorative material. You can easily install them in your pantry to hang items away.
Everyone loves their microwave to the core. You simply can’t enough of this resourceful creation. But it is an eyesore and we can’t argue with it. You can hide it away in your pantry to de-clutter your kitchen. It will not only be convenient but it will make it disappear from eyesight. The best thing is that you can simply make a small hand to plug in your microwave in an outlet.
- Leather Labels
Labelling items in your pantry make sense. You can easily get to the items you require without even worrying about it. But it is common for a label to fade or fall off. In this case, you can use homemade solutions. Use a permanent leather label to make it durable and chic. You can attach it to the container using a jump ring. It will not only make your label permanent but gives it a striking look.
- Open Shelving
Open shelving is trending. If your pantry has small narrow space then it will completely make sense to have open shelves. You might not have any extra space to fix hinges or a door. If you are considering following this amazing trend then make sure to keep the walls colour neutral. You can choose from blue, grey or kitchen favourite: white colour. It will make the room more vibrant and classy. Then you can use matching bins, jars, and baskets to store items. Making it eye-pleasing will make it more tidy and neat.
Following these small tricks can keep your pantry looking vibrant throughout the year. So, what are you waiting for? Get your overalls ready and get organising!