6 clever ways to organise your pantry
If finding something in your pantry feels more like a treasure hunt than a task you can perform with your eyes closed, it might be time to dive in and do some organising. In this article you’ll find 6 practical tips to help you turn your cluttered kitchen pantry into a well-organised storage space.
1. Use matching food containers.
Put everyday ingredients such as flour, rice, coffee, nuts, etc. in clear food containers or labelled canisters and you’ll never have to rummage through boxes or baskets again. This not only looks great – think: a pretty row of uniform containers instead of all those different bags and containers – but also keeps everything fresh and gives you a clear view of what you have in stock.
2. Use the back of your pantry door.
The back of your pantry door is perfect to store anything that’s not too heavy. Install a shallow spice rack or thin wire shelves so you can easily store small items such as spice bottles, sauce bottles or little glass jars with dry herbs that you’ve cut with the Leo herb cutter set.
3. Add hooks.
Don’t let any space go to waste. By adding hooks under your shelves, you’ll create a convenient space to store your coffee mugs or cups. You can also install the hooks to the side of the pantry door and use them to hang kitchen textiles such as oven mitts, tea towels or an apron.
4. Install pull-out shelves.
By turning your shelves into drawers which you can easily pull out, that can of beans or jar of pasta sauce won’t get lost in the far back corner where you can’t reach it. Just store your cans, jars and other short containers in the deep drawer and pull it out whenever you’re assembling the various ingredients for your lunch or dinner.
5. Think outside the box.
Don’t be afraid to use what you have for another purpose than it was originally intended. For example, got a fruit bowl or colander you’re currently not using? Why not turn it into a storage basket to store onions, garlic, potatoes, etc. Just have a look around your kitchen and don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild!
6. Discover chalkboard paint.
What better place to keep a grocery list or to brainstorm about your weekly dinner menu than your pantry? Simply cover the inside of your pantry door with chalkboard paint, and voilà, you’ve got yourself an instant chalkboard where you can jot down your ideas for next week’s menu or note items that need to go on your grocery list.