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Tip Tuesday – 5 Principles for Pantry Perfection
I am finding that with extra pandemic purchases everyone’s pantry is filled to the brim. Don’t let forgotten food expire; use these FIVE Pantry Principles to make sure that you can see and use all of your dry goods!
The first two principles apply for ANY organizing solution; always consider the SHAPE of the item, and then try to match the container accordingly.
1 = ROUND IN ROUND
I love to use a turntable to contain canned goods, condiments, and all of the other round items you find in a kitchen. A 10″ turntable fits well in an over-the-counter cabinet and allows you to spin your oils and vinegar around to reach everything easily.
2 = SQUARE IN SQUARE
I suggest you store all of your square-edged boxes (like pasta) in a sturdy clear square-edged bin your pantry. This rectangular solution also works brilliantly for bags of beans or rice and all of those boxes of tea, too.
3 = LIGHTER HIGHER & HEAVIER LOWER
I cannot tell you how often people store heavy appliances up high and light items like paper towels and plastic bags low. Reverse that! Store your lightweight items up high and your heavy pallets of soda and water down low!
4 = LOSE THE LINER
Unless your pantry shelves are painted wood or wire, liner is not needed. It is easier to just wipe down laminate without a liner. Beware: pantry moths often love to lay their eggs under liners. Don’t give them a home; lose the liner!
5 = LET THE STORE “STORE”
Finally, don’t overbuy! You don’t save yourself any money if those groceries you buy in bulk expire before you can use them. Also, consider the “cost” of storing them in your pantry. Instead of wishing for a bigger pantry, perhaps just keep less inventory?
I hope these FIVE principles help you perfect YOUR pantry! If you want to hear me talk more about this, then check out my fun FB group where we chat about these solutions and more! Don’t have FB but want to learn more? REPLY to this email with your pantry quandaries and I promise I will personally read and reply to you.
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