Kitchen Pantry 3
Organizing the pantry is always a challenge. After all, so many condiments, spices, food, cans, bottles and even small appliances, such as an electric mixer, for example. Also, the pantry is a living place, which is always breathing, because of the stock changes frequently, and we ever need things by hand. So to help you, we sort out photos of super organized pantries to get you inspired. There are several organization ideas for you to apply in your own home so that everything is organized, functional, and super beautiful and well decorated.
Pots, bottles, and baskets are your best friends when it comes to organizing your pantry. The transparency of the glass of the cups, besides facilitating to find what you are looking for, also helps in the decoration, because the color of the condiments and stored foods leave the environment much more joyful.
Spices, food, cans, condiments, small appliances … Organizing the pantry and kitchen cabinets is not an easy task. A well-organized pantry can make it easier to optimize space, time and avoid waste – since you can tell which foods you already have and which ones you need to buy. So, follow these tips to organize the pantry and the cabinets of your kitchen:
First, you need to get everything out of the closets. Check the expiration dates for each food and, if it is past due, dispose of it in the trash. Enjoy to separate objects you no longer use or use less often, so you clear some spaces.
Shelves and cabinets that store grains, flour, and seeds usually attract critters like moths and small larvae. Therefore, do a general cleaning with the use of alcohol or neutral detergent – to prevent strong perfume from coming into contact with food. That should knock the pets away and leave their pantry clean. Now, let’s go to the next step:
Sort By Category
Time to put it all back in the closets is always a challenge. So our tip is to separate them by category to make your life easier when it comes to cooking, without wasting time looking for a particular seasoning or utensil. Over time, you will create the habit of keeping everything in its proper place, saving time at the time of cooking.
Here’s an excellent example of how to separate your pantry:
At the top, prefer to store lighter objects that you use less often, such as disposable dishes and cups, aluminum foil stock, and paper towels.
At the bottom, store bottles and heavier items such as bottles, oil, olive oil … So when you pick them up, you do not risk getting hurt. At your fingertips, put things from your daily use like sauces, canned goods, grains, sugar, salt, etc.
To store these foods, it is essential that they are no longer in their original packaging so that several organizer products can help you. Get to know them:
Organizers in your Favor
Some foods need to be removed from their packaging after they are opened, such as rice, beans, pasta, biscuits, sugar, etc. By putting them in airtight pots (those transparent and with lids) or glass pots with lids, you prevent those little critters from spoiling all food and increase shelf life. You can paste custom labels and note the expiration date on each of them.
Another item of an organization that can help you keep it organized is the baskets with holes. There are several options in the market, it can be plastic, colored, straw, and you can choose the one that most suits your kitchen. They will help you group smaller items, so they do not get scattered and get lost in the closets.
You can group them in:
Basket 1: Biscuits, peanuts, and saltine snacks;
Basket 2: Sweet cookies, chocolates, sweets in general;
Bucket 3: Cold sauces such as ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise;
Basket 4: Transparent: Gelatin, pudding, microwave popcorn.
Installing shelves with brackets or hooks to hang giant cutlery are also great tips for maximizing the empty wall space. Just be careful not to overload the environment.
Labels and Shelves
Leaving industrialized product labels face-up keeps you from getting one food thinking it was another. It sounds like a banal tip, but in the day-to-day hurry, we end up making those little mistakes. In addition to leaving them with easy access, they are visually more beautiful.
It is also essential to leave the newer foods behind and those with the shelf life closest to the front. That way, you do not run the risk of letting a product win. After all, throwing food out is a waste for you and your pocket. The planet is grateful.
Temperature and Food Storage
Okay, we teach you how to separate each product and household utensil, but which ones