Come contained in the deep, darkish corners of my pantry for the good pantry clear out as I kind, toss, and manage what’s inside! 

Our pantry = the place my stress hangs out

Our pantry critically stresses me out on a regular basis! It’s in all probability the world of my home that’s the least organized at any given minute. I’ve written about it many instances, together with the pantry clean-out challenge and a publish about pantry hacks. Take a look at our top 10 pantry staples here! The pantry is the place meals and group co-mingle. 

Our pantry has advanced over time. Once I first purchased this home it had swing-out doorways that appeared cool however had been a ache to open and shut. We took them off = so a lot better! I additionally used to have a ton of dried items in mason jars. However I’ve principally gone again to not decanting issues for simplicity’s sake. 

I blame the entropy of the pantry on a couple of issues:

  1. There at the moment are 4 of us digging by way of there every day.
  2. I get free samples greater than the typical individual, and generally they hang around for some time.
  3. Once you’re hangry, you seize what you seize and run! There’s no time to tidy up. 

If and once we renovate this home (or transfer), a walk-in pantry is excessive on the want checklist! I’ve by no means had one and have all the time used a cupboard of some variety. In my first home I saved issues within the storage and ended up with bugs within the meals – yikes! However when house is proscribed, you must suppose creatively.

So on my newest clean-out day, I assumed I’d take you alongside for the trip!

The Nice Pantry Clear Out

Listed below are the earlier than pictures. Duplicates, expired gadgets, issues within the flawed place – the works! There may be additionally simply TOO MUCH STUFFED IN. 

My Pantry Clear-Out Technique

1. Take away many of the meals to the counters

2. Kind by way of and toss something expired or that we’ll by no means eat

3. Put every part again in areas that make sense

The Tidy Pantry After

You may see that I had already labeled the cabinets, so I put these classes again as they had been. The most important change wasn’t a complete group overhaul, however simply decluttering the majority of the classes. 

Koozies now have their very own shelf! They had been an enormous bother zone earlier than. I additionally did the laborious job of consuming the stays of three totally different nut butter jars that had been taking over house however by no means used. 

Additional sauces dwell on the highest shelf, and oils and vinegars are on the turntables. 

The hampers home most of our child and grownup snack meals:

  1. Fruit bars and dried fruit (raisins, mangos)
  2. Child pouches and dry snacks like pea pods and goldfish baggage
  3. Grownup snacks (Gratisfied bars and path combine baggage)
  4. Child bars (Z bars, granola bars, and many others.)

I had not one however TWO baggage of expired flour. Eeek! And I used to be in a position to consolidate a number of the oats into a brand new container and recycle the outdated. 

Once more, whereas Pinterest would love for me to purchase 100 clear containers, I feel the time it takes regularly to decant every part (and briefly oxidize) isn’t actually definitely worth the visible achieve you get. However I by no means say by no means! 

The spice and herb cupboard is far happier!! 

So there you’ve it! 

Nothing dramatic, however an enormous enchancment if you open the pantry doorways. 

Please share your finest pantry organizing suggestions!