Thursday, September 17, 2015

Stop Putting off your Pantry. TODAY!

Almost without fail, the pantry is the one of the main trouble areas for my clients—surpassing garages, storage areas, and even bathrooms! I charge this avoidant behavior with the frequency that we use the space. Families are constantly in and out of the pantry! With so many hands constantly grabbing for things, it’s unlikely that it maintains any sort of order without a solid system in place.  As usual, I have a list of things to get you started; it’s easier than you think:
·       First off, categorize, categorize, categorize! This should be self-explanatory: all jars together, cans, baking goods, cereal, etc. etc. You get the point. Mulit-purpose bins from The Container Store are perfect for so many items in your pantry. 

·       Separate silverware, straws, plates, cups, and napkins into bins accordingly.

·       Get one bin for dips and seasonings alike!

·       Cans get lost easily if you don’t store them correctly. For the canned items you use most often, use my favorite multi-purpose bins with labels. If you utilize labels, you can even mix different types of canned food. If you have a smattering of different types of cans, use a stackable bin so that you can see what you have on hand easily.

·       Baking items and dry goods such a flour, sugar, and rice will naturally go into larger bins—this goes for any items that you use in large quantities.

·       Plastic bins are a boring, but practical solution for snacks and things you can grab on the go.

·       Get an organizer for your plastic wrap, plastic baggies, and aluminum foil. They will bring so much order to the chaos!

I promise that if you take the steps to invest and incorporate these items into your pantry system, there will be no excuses for your family not to follow suit.

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  1. How did you make your labels? Did you use a label maker; if so which one & where can I buy one?

  2. Look below at the post right before this one! Its all on labels!! :)
    Let me know if you have any other questions!