How to Keep Your Pantry Organized

The kitchen pantry is one of the areas of the home that’s easiest to turn into an unorganized mess. When you’re in a hurry to get things cleaned up and put away, it’s easy to just shove boxes and items wherever they seem like they’ll fit. However, there are some strategies you can implement to keep your pantry better organized—all it takes is a little bit of time to get the system set up, then putting things away will forever be easier.

Here are a few easy organization tricks for your pantry to consider implementing in your Cherokee County, GA home:

  • Use clear containers: Rather than dealing with piles of little cardboard boxes all over the pantry, you can transfer your ingredients and certain snacks into clear containers. This makes it easier for you to determine what you do and don’t have in your pantry, plus it helps you create a much more uniform, aesthetically-pleasing appearance. Plastic containers are also better at preventing pests from getting into your food, if that’s a problem in your home.
  • Add hooks for hanging: Install hooks in your pantry that you can use for hanging frequently-used oven mitts, towels, aprons or other such items so you don’t have to take up any space in your drawers or shelves with them.
  • Hanging organizers: On the back of your pantry door or in other sensible locations, consider hanging organizers to add to your permanent, built-in storage. This is a great way to maximize the square footage you have in your pantry, especially if it’s a relatively small space.
  • Find containers that stack or fit well together: When using plastic containers, make sure you get them in the same shape and/or brand so they will easily fit next to each other, or are easily stackable. This will prevent you from having a hodgepodge collection of containers that don’t go together and end up taking up more space than necessary.
  • Use all the space you have: There’s going to be some wasted space in your pantry—that’s just how it tends to be even in smartly designed kitchens. Find some ways to use that wasted space by adding some little cubbies or shelves. You might have to get creative with how those items fit in, but it can really help you maximize the space’s utility.
  • Use baskets: For certain types of similar items that you group together, you can use wicker baskets to keep them organized and prevent them from toppling over when you open up the pantry doors.
  • Consider what’s easily accessible: Items like snacks or ingredients that you use frequently should be positioned in the pantry so they’re more easily accessible and you can grab them and move on. Items you do not use nearly as much can be placed in harder-to-reach locations.

These are just a few tips to help you with your pantry organization in Cherokee County, GA. For more tips, contact the team at Marie’s Cleaning Service today and we’ll be happy to help.

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