Video:How to Organize a Pantrywith Kris Sundholm
Organizing your pantry doesn't have to be a hassle. Even if your have stock piles of canned goods and other assorted items in your pantry, you can organize it with these tips and some organizer products.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Organize a PantryHi I'm Kris Sundholm for About.com. Using some tips from About.com's personal organizing webpage. An organized panty is essential if you have a small pantry or just way too much food.
Clean Out the Pantry CompletelyThe first thing to do is empty the pantry completely. Remember check dates when your doing this so that you can discard food that has gone bad or is out dated. Assess each item and ask yourself if you need it or will use it. You can donate unused items to a shelter or food bank. Its always a good idea clean off the shelves while it is empty.
Restock Pantry Shelves With CategoriesKeep similar items together. It will be easier to find what your looking for. Pasta and rice, chips and crackers, sauces and condiments. Combine or repackage loose products. If you don't have any extra storage products. Its best to put the taller items in the back and shorter items in the front, so that you can see part of all the items. Put snack items in an easy to get to area and put items you don't use often or something you don't want the kids to get into on the top shelf.
Use Organizing Tools to Keep Order in the PantrySoup racks, turn tables and 3 tier racks also aid in organizing and saving space.To keep your pantry organized when you go grocery shopping make sure everything is put into its place with like items.
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