To spend more time in cooking, rather than searching things, organizing your kitchen pantry is necessary. Find out tips on how you can organize your kitchen pantry.

Organizing Your Kitchen Pantry

Imagine this situation, your guests are going to arrive in an hour’s time, and you are frantically trying to finish cooking. You observe that you have spent half of the valuable time in searching for ingredients. Some of the dishes you’ve made taste a bit off, maybe because the ingredient you have used has expired. You still manage to cover up things and even be ready by the time the guests arrive. Finally, the dinner is over! Your guests loved the dishes you made, but you realize that you cannot be lucky every time. Exasperated, you make a solemn vow to clean the clutter in the pantry on the first holiday you get. Many women face this situation and realize the need to de-clutter only when the junk reaches the roof. In order to get organized, the first thing you will need is the desire to have an easily accessible, clean and well stocked pantry. It is essential to have your pantry organized, so that cooking becomes a pleasure and you do not miss out on the tinge of flavor because of missing or expired ingredients. Moreover, a well-organized pantry says a lot about the person using the kitchen. A pantry maintained in order reflects on the person’s passion towards cooking and making good food. It also makes you want to cook more. Another important reason to get your pantry in order is to save on time. If you have a place for everything, it becomes easier to find things. This way, you will also not lose patience just because you are spending more time on searching for things, rather than focusing on cooking. To avoid all these problems, it is better to get organized right away. Go through the tips that follow and know all about organizing your kitchen pantry.

How To Organize Your Kitchen Pantry
  • First and foremost, scan all your items. Get rid of expired products and prepare a list of all the replacements that you need to make. When it comes to appliances, pass on items that you do not use or have more than one. You could give them to a relative or have a garage sale.
  • Repair appliances that do not work. In case it is not possible to get them repaired, get rid of them altogether.
  • Make categories, like it’s done in grocery stores. In order to organize your shelves, place items used for the same purposes together. For instance all the cooking items, baking items, canned products, etc, will be kept in their respective places on the shelves. Taller items are to be placed at the back and most frequently used items need to be placed in front.
  • Some of the categories could be grouping of food items and utensils based on cooking, baking, storage, cleaning, serving, and waste disposal.
  • Use plastic containers or airtight glass containers of various sizes and shapes to store items. You could label them to make things easier for you and even for anybody using the kitchen.
  • If you do not have space, you can use vertical expandable shelves and keep loose items like onions and potatoes, sachets of sauces in baskets or bins, instead of a box.
  • Heavy items need to be placed on lower shelves, to prevent accidents during usage.
  • You could attach hooks or bars to utilize extra space for paper towels, napkins, or cleaning equipment.
  • Utensils need to be organized too. Frequently-used utensils need to be accessible, while the others can be stored in cabinets for later use.

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