7 Tips to Organizing Your Kitchen
The pantry: the commonly cluttered home to food that doesn’t need fridge time, but isn’t pretty enough for the fruit bowl. Here’s how to take your cupboard into a leaner, meaner league this year.
1. Toss Out Old Food
Take everything out and ask yourself honestly: Am I really going to use that? If it’s open or past its prime, toss it. If you aren’t going to use it, donate cans and sealed items to the food bank.
3. Use Containers
Seeing double? Put bulk foods into jars or plastic containers. Use baskets to hold small packages, and magazine files to keep boxes of pasta upright.
4. Use Vertical Space
Chances are you have more height than depth to your space. Take advantage of that height by installing risers to stack cans and boxes.
6. Make Use of the Sides
Repurpose shoe pockets and hang them inside cupboard doors to hold snacks and spices.