Feeling overwhelmed with a stocked pantry? Organizing may help ease your busy mind and give you more time and money. Wondering why you should invest and how to even start organizing your pantry? I have you covered!
1. Clear out your pantry and cabinets. | Place everything on your counters. Yes, it will look like a tornado of snacks just hit your kitchen but now is the time to find the old halloween candy, score a fresh box of cereal
2. Grab some bins and post-it notes. | Begin sorting your items by creating categories and using the post-it notes as your temporary labels on your bins. This will help you quickly assign your items to the bins, assess well-stocked categories, and take the guess work out of creating your permanent labels later. As you are sorting your items, don't forget to check dates and toss any expired items.
3. Plan out your pantry bin placement. | By now you should have a blank slate within your pantry area, this is your time to start considering how you can best utilize the space for you and your family. For example,
4. Label, Label, Label. | You are almost there and this is one step that you don't want to skip! Whether you are using vinyl, a label maker, your printer, or a sharpie - don't forget to label! By doing this, it will continue to keep you, your family, and grocery shopping organized.
Every family and pantry is different, so have fun creating a space that works for your family. If you find that something isn't working, adjust your bins, placement or categories. Remember that consistency and maintenance are key when it comes to keeping your space organized, make it habit to always do a quick clean out of your pantry bins before grocery shopping and do a deep clean every three to six months.