Five Genius Organising Tips That Will Transform Your Pantry
Plus, save you time and money too
If you're dreaming of a pantry that's organised from top to bottom then we have news and you're going to like it.
Turns out that all it takes to create an Instagram-worthy pantry is a few deceptively simple moves plus a handful of new containers.
"A well-organised pantry can save you time and money," says interior designer James Treble.
"Particularly if it's become a bit of a dumping ground."
Here, James' five-step plan to a pretty pantry.
Tip 1 – The Purge
Roll up your sleeves, pull everything out of the pantry and pop it on the kitchen bench. Bin any expired or sad-looking food, then give your shelves a good wipe down.
Tip 2 – Sort Like With Like
Group the remaining foods into different categories such as spices, condiments and spreads and allocate a specific area where they will live from here on in. Think about convenience.
"Everyday items should always be front and centre," says James.
Tip 3 – Keep It Clear
Clear storage containers make it easy to see what you’ve got and also, how much. If see-through isn’t your thing, use labels to keep track of what’s what. James loves chalkboard stickers as they're reusable.
Tip 4 – Contain The Chaos
An open-topped container is perfect for oils and sauces because you can easily pull the whole thing out when you’re cooking.
Tip 5 – Hang Tight
Make use of dead space with hanging baskets and shelf inserts. Consider racks. They're great for storing bottles.