New Year Organization: The Pantry
Thursday, Jan 06,2011
Brought to you by ServisFirst Bank
Can’t stand the frigid outdoor temperatures? It’s a New Year, so stay in and start the year off right by organizing your home. Now is the time so get to it with help from Lisa Adams of LA Closet Design.
We are excited to share Lisa’s Organization Tips for the Essential Rooms in Your Home. Today, let’s focus on the Pantry!
10 ways to improve the organization of your Pantry:
1. When planning the design of your pantry, make sure to include adjustable shelving so reorganizing is possible as your needs change.
2. Keep shelves organized, a little at a time. Take a few minutes throughout the week, or each time you go grocery shopping, to tidy pantry shelves by scanning for expired foods and organizing label fronts for easier viewing.
3. Create an organizing system and stick to it (e.g. canned goods on one shelf, condiments on another shelf, breakfast center, etc.).
4. Lazy Susan’s/ Studio Becker corner pantry systems are great additions in corners. Everything becomes visible.
5. Make sure there is ample lighting in this space.
6. Put heavier items on the bottom shelf.
7. Keep a whiteboard in the pantry. When you use up the last item, then it canbe written on the board to aid in the shopping list. Everyone in the house can participate in this system, so that there is always peanut butter in the house.
8. Always store cleaning supplies out of children’s reach. Keep such products in their original containers so safety information and instructions are never lost or overlooked.
9. Piggyback a door. If you have a separate pantry, utility closet or laundry room, hang shelves to maximize the back of the door.
10. Keep dry pet food in large plastic containers. Be sure to label them, and always keep a scoop handy.
For more from Lisa Adams, click here.