Sunday, April 17, 2011
Tips For Reorganising Your Pantry
Step 1: Remove everything from your pantry and dispose of anything that has passed the expiry date. It's a good idea to do this at least once or twice a year when doing the end of season cleaning.
Step 2: Clean all the shelving, doors and walls down and make sure it is thoroughly dry before putting items back into the pantry. It is a great idea to put down some contact paper before filling your pantry up - contact is easily cleaned and it protects the shelves from any stains.
Step 3: Begin sorting all of the pantry items into categories. While you are doing this, it is a great idea to put the items in order according to their expiration dates so you can reduce waste. Use labeled containers to keep items fresh.
Step 4: It is handy to group items together for easier access such as your cereals, crackers, biscuits, baking items etc. Another good idea is to have your heavier items towards the bottom with the items that you need to access regularly at an easily accessible level.
Another good idea is to visit places like ikea for storage ideas - no matter how big or small your pantry space is, you will be able to find items to make the most of your space. Spice racks, stackable containers, door hangers can all work to create more space and organisation no matter what the space is that you are re-organising.
Tip: Keep a paper and pen in your pantry so that you can write down items that you need on your next shop.
Tip: If you have children, a fantastic idea is to keep a shelf or a special area in your pantry just for them. It'll save you tidying up and reorganising after they've whirled through the pantry.
Don't forget that Brash & Sassy specialise in organising - so if the task of organising your pantry is overwhelming or you simply do not have the time - contact us and we can help.