Tips for Organizing Your Kitchen
Since the kitchen is usually the most used room in the house, it can be one of the most challenging areas to keep organized, and that can make meal prep a hassle. A pantry from Woodcraft Furniture and a few hours of effort can transform your cluttered kitchen into an example of culinary efficiency.
Five Ways to Maximize Your Pantry Space
Pantries are basically the kitchen’s closets and are filled with items used on a daily basis. Keep your pantry cabinet from becoming a disordered mess and make grocery shopping and meal prep easier by following an organizational plan.
1.Use Bulk Storage Containers and Face Labels Out
Instead of hunting through cardboard boxes, transfer ingredients and snacks into clear canisters. Move dry goods into tall, clear, skinny containers to save space. Transfer items like granola bars and wrapped crackers into labeled bins. Stack similar items on top of each other and be sure to face all of their labels out.
2. Utilize Pantry Organizers
You can save space and increase the visibility of your pantry shelves with shelf organizers. Wicker baskets will create a unified clean space and are sturdy enough to keep bottles and packages upright. Since you don’t use cake stands very often, you can use them as two-tiered storage. Small items can sit on top and underneath.
3. Smartly Stash Leftover Containers
Instead of cramming storage containers into drawers or cabinets, separate the containers and lids into different baskets. First, pair up all your containers with lids. Throw away anything that doesn’t have a match. Separating out tops from bottoms allows for more compact storage, and baskets ensure nothing gets lost. When it’s time to load up your leftovers, you can grab both baskets and easily find what you need.
4. Sort by Category
Gathering similar items guarantees you’ll be able to find what you need when preparing a meal. Start with some basic groups like breakfast, snacks, baking, and grains. Group similar items and flavors together. It’s an easy way to go to the pantry and grab what you need for an entire meal without digging through assorted shelves looking for that last ingredient that seems to be hiding from you.
5. Give Each Place a Purpose to Maximize Efficiency
Designate a specific spot for the items you buy most so there’s no question where things go when it’s time to unload your groceries. This will also help you to do a quick inventory before your next shopping trip so you can avoid unintentionally buying multiples of the same thing. When straightening your goods, make a list of meals that can be made from the supplies in your pantry. This will come in handy when you want to make something quick and easy.
Get Your Pantry at Woodcraft Furniture
The first step toward your kitchen organization is getting a well-built pantry from Woodcraft Furniture. We are able to offer a wide variety of kitchen pantries because we work with over a dozen regional wood shops that use domestic hardwoods to create unique woodcraft furniture. Come by one of our locations to see what we offer or go online to view your choices.