4 Tips for Organising Your Pantry

It can be easy to get overwhelmed when trying to organise your home, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve gone through it. A great place to start is your pantry, which is often an overlooked part of your home. If you’re not sure where to start, use these four easy tips to learn how to organise your pantry.

4 Tips for Organising Your Pantry

1. Purge all expired items

One essential step is to purge all expired items in your pantry. You’ll be surprised just how many items may have become rotten from sitting in the back of your pantry. Look through everything and find anything that has expired or will expire soon. This is also a good time to make sure there are no duplicates that you don’t need. You can discard unneeded products by donating them to a local charity!

2. Begin to reduce clutter

Next, reduce the clutter you have in your pantry or each section. For example, there’s no need for 10 different types of pasta in different places. Instead, combine all similar items into one location. If there’s something sitting in your pantry that doesn’t belong, such as storing paper goods or cleaning supplies, consider removing them from this area of your home.

3. Create a system

First, start by creating a system for the organisation of your pantry. Consider putting all similar food types together, so it is easy to find them when needed. For example, all canned goods could go in one area, while baking items might take up a separate shelf. If some sections are too narrow, use trays or baskets to keep items separated without taking up too much space on the shelf. If you live with family or friends, working together to create a system that makes sense will help everyone take ownership of this section of the house. Consider labelling each section to ensure that it’s clear what each section should contain.

4. Keep it up throughout the day

Once you’ve finished organising your pantry, you’ll need to maintain it throughout the day. This includes taking the time to put things away in the right place when coming home from the grocery store, or after cooking a meal. When you run out of something, write it down on a list so you know exactly what to buy next time you’re at the market, which can help you from forgetting or purchasing unnecessary items. Make sure everyone in your household knows how and where food and pantry goods to keep; this way, you won’t be solely responsible for maintaining your pantry.

How to find the solutions for your pantry

Minimising clutter can be overwhelming. That’s why it is best to start small. Don’t expect to tackle all the clutter in a single day! Most likely, your clutter has built up over months or even years. So, to avoid overwhelm, it’s important that you assign a small area to yourself and take small steps every day. For example, try organising a section of your pantry first instead of trying to do the entire pantry in a day.

Just got an hour today? Don’t worry, just focus on organising and sorting all sauces today. Then, next day, do spices, and then cans and jars, and so on…

Organising your pantry can make life so much easier when cooking, picking out snacks, or even grocery shopping!

Related article: 5 Ways to Store Your Pots and Pan Lids

Looking to organise kids’ room and toys? Head on to my recent blog article where I’m sharing 5 Tips for Organising Kids Play Room.

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