Whether you have a spacious pantry or a small space, organizing it really makes sense. An effective and efficient pantry means you’ll spend less time looking for ingredients and as an added bonus, you will know when you’re almost out of a staple so you can make sure you never run out. The following tips will help you organize your pantry for quick and easy meal preparation.
Zones create a space for everything. You might place lesser used items on the highest shelf and the often used items at eye level. Heavy bags of flour, potatoes, and rice can sit on the floor of the pantry. Keep canned soups, canned vegetables, and pastas in separate sections. Creating zones in your panty is a simple and effective means of organizing your pantry. You can help others follow your system by labeling each zone. For example, place a label that says, “Cereal” under or over the cereal section in your pantry.
Storage containers take the zone concept to a new level. They help keep smaller items together and give your pantry a cohesive look. And when you’re going to be using more than one item from a zone, you can simply remove the storage container and set it on the counter. For example, you might store your garlic and onions in a lined bin or basket.