5 Tips to Keep Your Pantry Clean and Organized

It’s no secret that organizing your household takes some work. Many people go to great lengths to make sure that everything’s as streamlined as possible.

Your pantry should be no different. Luckily, there’s a handful of organization hacks you can use to help clean things up.

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know!

1. Clear Containers

The majority of items that you’d store in your pantry come in containers or boxes that prevent you from seeing what’s inside. For those who keep their pantry well-stocked, you may find yourself searching for one particular food or ingredient.

If it’d be easier to identify the food outside of its box or container, place it in a clear container instead so you can find it quickly.

In some cases, though, it may be easier to leave the product in its original box (such as if the box often has a bright color).

2. Place Older Food Toward the Front

It’s not uncommon for multiple grocery trips to push older food to the back of the pantry. But this leads to both rotten food and wasted money.

This is especially true for grain products like bread and cereal after they’ve been opened.

Instead, keep the food you’ve already purchased near the front of the pantry to ensure that you eat it before it goes bad.

3. Put Time Into Maintenance

As with any type of household cleaning, you can’t expect things to stay tidy if you only work on them when they need it. Five or 10 minutes per day is all it takes to keep your pantry organized though, so make sure you put the time in.

A great routine to get into is to tidy up your pantry while you’re waiting for food to cook. Creating a cleaning calendar can also help you stay on top of the mess.

4. Over-Door Storage

Products that hang over doors and provide additional storage space are perfect for pantries.

Anything that takes up too much space on a shelf or doesn’t have anything similar it needs to be stored with are the main products you’ll keep here. Over-door storage products are also ideal for holding bags, as they’ll help them retain their shape.

5. Keep Ingredients Together

If you frequently cook meals that require a handful of specific ingredients, keep these together in your pantry so you can minimize the amount of time you spend searching for them.

For example, if you make a particular stew or season your chicken a certain way on a weekly basis, a section in your pantry that has all these ingredients in one place will make cooking a much more enjoyable process.

Organizing Your Pantry Can Seem Difficult

But it doesn’t have to be.

With the above information about organizing your pantry in mind, you’ll be well on your way to keeping everything neat and right where you need it.

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Dawn Fiscella

Dawn Fiscella, the President and Founder of Immaculate Clean, embodies the spirit of a dedicated working mom. With a degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, Dawn founded Immaculate Clean in 2004 to alleviate the stress of juggling career, family, and home. Under her leadership, the company has flourished, offering exceptional cleaning services across Sarasota, Eldersburg, and various counties in Baltimore. A member of the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International since 2005, Dawn's commitment to creating cleaner, healthier homes is unwavering, making Immaculate Clean a trusted name in the industry.

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