Do you ever watch popular cooking tv shows and feel envious of those beautifully organized pantries? Creating a kitchen system that’s both functionally organized and aesthetically swoon-worthy can certainly make the whole cooking process more enjoyable.
Pantry organization can be a relatively quick and easy fix that can bring many long-term benefits to your daily home life. To help make the process even more straightforward and simple, our team of organization experts here at Modular Closets put together this guide of 3 hacks that can make a big difference to your pantry.
Here are 3 things you could do this weekend to create a kitchen pantry that’s organized and picture perfect:
1. Create More Open Space in Your Kitchen
A cluttered kitchen generally makes cooking more difficult.
Most people experience greater joy in the act of cooking when there’s a sense of wide-open space, bright light, and lots of freedom to move around and engage in all the various tasks meal preparation may require.
However, if your kitchen space is cluttered with appliances and food items, it can make cooking seem like more of a chore.
Have you ever considered trying to create a walk-in pantry in your home? Although your house may not have come with a walk-in pantry, many homeowners find they have a nearby closet or utility room that can be transformed into a pantry with some thoughtful plans for shelving and storage.
Or, maybe your kitchen opens up into a wider space that can be sectioned off to create your perfect pantry?
The good news is, even if you don’t have space to create a walk-in pantry, you can probably still get most of the benefits by transforming wall space into a storage organization system.
2. Reduce Unnecessary Waste
One of the benefits of creating an organized pantry is that you build a designated space for everything you want to keep, which makes it easier to see and know just what you have in storage.
This means you’re less likely to forget about an item until past its expiration date, or unknowingly buy duplicates of items you already have. In the United States, that 30-40 percent of the food supply is wasted – you could do your part to help improve the statistics.
One way to get started with pantry waste reduction is to go through all your current kitchen / pantry content and remove things you no longer want to keep. You may even find canned goods that could be donated to a good cause.
Streamlining your belongings will make it easier to keep going with an organization system for the long-term and help you minimize food waste.
3. Maximize Your Available Space
One of the best things you can do to improve your pantry capacity is to make full use of the space you have available.
Unfortunately, “one-size-fits-all” standard shelving is often not ideal to make the best use of the space you have so that it actually serves your storage needs. However, you can get started right away planning a custom storage solution that will maximize your organization potential.
If you’re dreaming of a better, beautiful organization system for your pantry, you can get a FREE design from one of our organization specialists. Just fill out our online form!
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