Sound familiar? If you are like most people with a pantry, then you are engaged in a never-ending battle to keep it nice, neat, and organized. Even after taking a weekend to carefully rearrange it, it only takes a few scrambled meal preparations to mess it all up again! A pantry is supposed to make your life easier by giving you space and shelves for your food. Here are some options to think about if you want a well-organized pantry:
Free Up Storage Space
Before you get started, take a look at what you put in your pantry and toss things that you don’t use anymore. Getting rid of that old bag of sugar and dusty canned beans will help free up some of your storage space.
Modernize Your Pantry
If you live in an older house, your pantry is probably woefully out of date. Food packaging, can sizes, and the food we store changes over time. An updated pantry design will take contemporary foods and packaging sizes into account and adjust the shelves accordingly.
Customize Your Pantry
Personal and family needs are another thing to take consideration when designing a pantry. A specialized diet might require different kinds of space and shelving. For instance, if you pickle your own vegetables or make jams, more jar space may be needed. Families also grow and change, and you may need a larger pantry to fit your family’s needs.
When all the shelves are the same size, it is easy to put that box of cereal anywhere. But if the object will only fit on one particular shelf, it is more likely to be placed in the right spot. Different-sized shelves for specific items will make it easier to find things when searching. It will also keep the pantry tidier.
Adding pull-out drawers to your pantry will make it look less cluttered and can maximize space. Drawers can be easily labeled and be more organized. They also make it easy to reach the very back of the drawer, which is particularly convenient for seniors and folks with disabilities.
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