The pantry is a hotspot for clutter, here are some simple storage hacks that will transform it into an organisation haven
Like a good sous-chef, the pantry is a vital component in a kitchen set-up. “Organising your pantry – and keeping it organised – can seem daunting, but with the right storage solutions, it’s a simple space to manage,” says The Warehouse’s lead designer Jade Turner.
Here are some simple tips to help keep those kitchen cupboards more organised with minimal fuss:
How to de-clutter
The first step for pantry organisation is to take everything out. Work by shelf, discarding anything that is expired and then re-grouping similar items together. Next, put everything into clear, labelled containers. This will make it easier to see what you have at a glance.
You will need a range of different container sizes, which is where the Visto plastic storage range comes into play. With a large range, and a unique lid and base design that maximises shelf space, the containers will add both style and function to your pantry.
“Flat containers are a great space-saving option, use these for food items you’ll use together, for example flour, sugar, oats, as you’ll probably be taking them out of the pantry at the same time,” says Jade.
Store produce, such as potatoes and onions, in small wire baskets.
“Pantry layout should operate on a ‘need it now’ scale,” says Jade. The pantry items that you use the most, such as cereals, spreads and breads, need to be the most accessible.
Jade says, “Having all your items in reusable clear containers will easily give you a gauge on what you have in your pantry,” which means you won’t be buying excess items during your supermarket shop.
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