The modern kitchen pantry is a wonder of design. It’s something that is so rooted in tradition yet changes so effortlessly over time with your family’s growth and expansion. What was once an empty space with cupboard doors is now a fully stocked, organized, easy to access pantry that will make cooking quick and enjoyable.
Make the Most of Your Space
Whether you have a tiny kitchen along the side of your living area or a beautiful and fully fitted Harborne kitchen to enjoy, there are a few tips for organization that will make your time in the kitchen much easier and smoother.
Here are six ideas to get you started.
Focus on the Layout
The layout of your pantry can be anything you want it to be, and by asking yourself a few simple questions, you’ll begin to build your perfect pantry layout.
- Where to store everything that makes up your pantry – food, ingredients, appliances, tools, etc.?
- Where should you store the items that’ll need minimal space – cornflakes, rice, flour? –
- Where would you like all of your basics to go in one place, so they’re convenient but not pushed in by other items in the cupboard – baking ingredients?
- Where would you want all of your extra storage?
All of this will depend on how much space you have and what items will fill it the most sensibly.
Invest in Extra Kitchen Bins
For extra storage, rotating kitchen bins are a great option. Not only are they cheap, but they are versatile and can be used to store any number of items. Put them on the top shelf of your pantry for instant organization.
Invest in Pantry Shelves
Another great way to organize your pantry is with some extra shelf space.
Add some sturdy shelves to the back of your own pantry for even more storage if you have some space, or reorganize your shelf items around them to make the best use of the space you do have available.
If you do have some space in your pantry, get some extra shelves.
Extra shelves are versatile and can be used to store items that you use often – increasing the accessibility of your food so that it’s even easier to use!
Store Items in Separate Bins
Storing items in separate bins is a great way to make your pantry more organized.
For example, different types of flour are stored in the different sections of the shelf – breakfast cereals in one bin, white flour in another, whole grain pasta flour in yet another bin.
Stores as You Use Them
Store only what you use. No old, leftover food lying around for someone else to eat – just organize what you have throughout the day so that there’s no leftover food!
You’d be surprised how much better it makes your life when everything is clean and organized.
Invest in a Magnetic Board/Chalkboard
A magnetic board or chalkboard is a great way to keep on top of what you have – making it easier for you to know what you need when you’re out shopping.