I don’t know who needs to hear this but go and clean your pantry.
Okay, okay, I needed to hear this. I’m not an expert on organizing all the things, but I am a mom of 3 with very few wrinkles and no gray hair (yet), who wants to preserve as much of my sanity before my kids put me in a home. HA, I kid.
I keep an organized and functional living space, and my husband and I run our home ship pretty well. We make a pretty awesome team too. That is until they start living like savages and completely ignore the catastrophe of household clutter.
If you are anything like me, you like to take the beginning of the year to clean, sort, organize, toss, donate, and sell all the things you no longer use or need. However, it’s a month before Christmas, and I can’t calm my anxiety for another month. Now I’m in full hyper get-rid-of-all-the-things mode, and the only thing that can stop me is for this pandemic to end so Rosa (our cleaning lady) can safely return to work. Insert wear a damn mask.
The whole house is getting a good purge, but I started with the pantry. Why, you ask? I went looking for vanilla extract that’s supposed to be in my baking cubbie and immediately threw a holy fit when I walked into the pantry. So today, in the spirit of prepping for the new year, I wanted to share some quick ideas for organizing your kitchen pantry. Don’t take my word for it. Watch this video.
Quick Pantry Organizing Tips:
- I love these containers from Amazon for storing dry goods such as cereal but have also found great options at Homegoods and Burlington. However, there’s always a struggle with finding matching sets. Wherever you shop, just make sure they are air-tight.
- Use bins to group like foods together such as sauces, crackers, pasta, snacks, etc. It’s super helpful for things in plastic bags like chips that can’t stay upright on their own. I chose wicker baskets because my toddlers, who want a snack every five minutes, can’t see what’s inside. No shame, HA!
- Label your stuff. It helps to direct my family on where things belong. You also don’t want to mix up your different types of flour. I’m currently waiting for my Amazon guy to deliver this set of labels.
- If you have tons of canned goods and spices, check out these organization shelves and containers.
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